Every move that you make does not have to be a lengthy one. Sometimes, interesting moving opportunities open up in a neighborhood near you. Olympus Moving and Storage realizes that you may need to move because the school district is better or property taxes are lower. To that end, here's a list of helpful hints to make that local move quick and painless.
Take Care Of The Utilities
If you're moving, but remaining in the same city, one of the more overlooked aspects of this move is making sure that all of your utilities are transferred over to your new place. Otherwise, you could be stuck paying bills for electricity and cable that you no longer use. Don't wait until the last minute, contact the companies weeks in advance so that any potential snags can be diffused ahead of time.
Start Packing Early
Waiting until your lease is about to end or the day before you move to begin packing is not wise. Trying to do all of the packing at once is a good way to run out of supplies or forget to properly safeguard your most important items. Packing on a room by room basis allows you to be more thorough and avoid making common mistakes. When you are not rushed, this leads to more efficient, well thought out packing.
Round Up All The Boxes You Can
One cardinal rule of moving is that you can never have too many boxes. This will help you to save money on your move and there a variety of establishments ready and willing to help you. Ask your friends if they have boxes, you may end up saving them a trip to the recycling center. Local grocery stores and retail outlets also typically have spare boxes on hand that they are more than happy to get rid of.
Have Capable Hands To Help
Make sure that the only people involved in helping you move are those who can provide real assistance. There's no need to have children around or any needless distractions. The more focused you and your group are, the faster you will be able to get the job done. If you have kids, this is a perfect opportunity to call a trusted family member or babysitter to take them off your hands for the day. Having children underfoot will only serve to slow you down.
When In Doubt, Hire Professionals
We here at Olympus Moving and Storage know the importance of having a professional to help you move. If you feel like you don't have the manpower to get the job done, calling a professional can provide the help you need. Packing alone is simple, but when it comes to moving, professionals are able to get the work done quickly and efficiently.