So, you made the decision to move to Blue Hills MO, huh? Congratulations. Now the real fun begins. It’s time to pack up and move all your possessions from one home to another: fun, right? Right! But only when you have a strong plan in place from start to finish. It all starts with a phone call for a free quote to Moving Proz, where we specialize in moves to and from Blue Hills, a neighborhood in Southeast Kansas City home to 5,100. Moving is often a difficult and long process, whether you plan to move yourself or hire professionals to assist you. Downsizing, organizing, packing and planning…it’s a lot to think about. Before you move a thing, though, read up on these helpful tips to kickstart the process and keep it streamlined. Here are 10 moving hacks that will help you stay ahead of the game.
1. Clean the New Home
If your new home is located close by and you already have access to it, take a day to stop by there and start cleaning. Cover the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, etc., sanitizing, spraying, vacuuming and dusting. It’s a much calmer and positive experience to move into a home that is already clean and awaiting you. Less for you to have to hassle with on move-in day! Better yet: Hire a professional maid service such as Margaret McHenry Maids.
2. Plan Your Meals
The last thing you want to worry about in the week before your move is prepping and making meals. You can avoid the stress that comes with this by planning meals ahead of time, preparing them, and putting them in the fridge or freezer. Then, when it’s time to eat, you simply take one out and heat it up. Just keep in mind, your movers won’t move frozen or refrigerated foods, perishables, or produce, so you have to eat all the meals before moving day. By planning your meal menu ahead of time, you not only save time and effort in the kitchen (a nearly impossible task when most of your utensils and appliances are already packed up!), you avoid the need to order unhealthy takeout all week long.
3. Update Your Accounts
Update your address for all bills and utilities at least a month before moving day. You should also fill out a change of address form with the USPS.
4. Remove Dents in Carpeting
Once all your furniture has been removed from your home, you may be met with several “dents” in the carpeting where table, chair and couch legs have been sitting for many years. You can remove those unsightly marks by placing ice cubes on those dents, letting them melt and then using a spoon to lift the fibers. This simple task will make your carpeting more appealing to buyers and new homeowners, and it may help you get back your rental deposit if you’re leaving an apartment, says the American Moving and Storage Association.
5. Repair and Protect Your Walls
Fill holes in your walls that may have been left behind by nails and photos, using toothpaste or white ivory soap. To prevent further scuffing to the wall, wrap a rubber band around a hammer while taking out nails.
6. Protect Fragile Items
Don’t have any packing paper or bubble wrap to protect fragile items? You can use magazines, newspaper and plastic grocery bags instead.
7. Don’t Overpack Boxes
Limit each box to 50 pounds when packing them. If you overpack a box, this will increase the chance of injury during the move as well as compromise the stability of your boxes. If a box breaks when you’re trying to move it, your items could get damaged.
8. Keep Hardware Together
When disassembling furniture yourself, keep all screws and hardware in a plastic bag. Tape the bag to the furniture or place it in a separate box and label it.
9. Wrap Utensils in Plastic Wrap
Pack and transport your kitchen utensils easily when you use plastic wrap to cover the storage container that is housing your utensils. This will prevent your forks, knives, and spoons from getting loose inside the box.
10. Invest in Vacuum Storage Bags
Space saver vacuum storage bags help you maximize space when packing. Place bulky items such as coats and sweaters into these bags, which work to suck the excess air out and make the bags compact and therefore easier to pack.
Contact Moving Proz
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