If you’re just starting your move, make sure to read our Austin moving company’s top moving tips from the pro’s. We cater to Austin, Texas and the surrounding states, but these tips can help you have a less stressful move no matter where you're heading! Make sure you add these to your moving checklist today, and contact us to learn more about how we can help during your move!
Toss It First
Professional organizer and consultant, Marie Kondo recommends that before you do ANYTHING else, throw stuff out. If you do this right off the bat before you do your other tasks, your moving checklist gets a whole lot shorter.
If you are the type that can’t decide on what to throw out, never fear. The Happier.com blog explains Kondo’s method in a nutshell: If an item brings you joy, keep it. If it doesn’t, throw it out.
Do this part of your checklist several weeks to several months before your actual move. This gives you time to go through your items without feeling rushed.
Do Your Research
Doing research about moving companies, pricing, and other moving-related tasks will help you feel more organized. The Real Simple website recommends that you call around and get quotes. When you’re researching this part of your checklist, you should include chores like finding a kennel for your dog and figuring out the cost of different movers in the area.
Change of Address and School Records
Another thing to put on your moving checklist is change-of-address forms. This includes making cards for your home and business as well as visiting your child’s school for a records transfer if needed. This simple task may fall to the wayside during a move, so make sure you write it down to keep it at the top of your mind.
Martha Stewart recommends that you figure out all the packing and moving supplies you need as you make your moving to-do list. You’ll want to make sure that you have all the boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and other items you need. You’ll also want to have a First-Night Box with all the medications and personal items you need to quickly access once in your new home. Don’t go digging through boxes to find your toothbrush after a long day of moving!
Moving can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be more challenging than necessary. Making up a checklist before you start moving can make all the difference. This ensures that you won’t forget anything when the big day arrives. Want to leave the moving to the professionals? Contact Greater Austin Moving today, and see how we can make your move Greater!