Are you getting ready to move and starting to feel a little overwhelmed? You’re not alone! Moving is one of the most stressful events in our lives, with so many things to keep track of and prepare. Hiring a company to help pack and move your belongings eases the stress of the day. Taking a few simple steps before your movers arrive can ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible. 

Here are our tips on what you should do prior to having your movers come pack up your house – from gathering supplies for the big day to figuring out how best to organize once they arrive. By taking action ahead of time, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that all aspects of packing are well taken care of when it’s time to move. 

For help with all of your moving needs, contact WayForth’s professional movers. Our team of experts help with downsizing, packing and unpacking, storage services, and more, so you focus on what matters most. Contact our team today for help with your next transition!  

Take an inventory of all your possessions 

It’s time to take a good look at everything you own and take inventory. This can be a daunting task, but it is an important step to ensure you know exactly what you own and its condition. Often, we accumulate items over time without realizing it, and taking stock of our possessions can help us declutter and pare down to the essentials. 

Additionally, knowing what we own can be crucial for insurance purposes. So, grab a notebook and pen or start a spreadsheet, and let’s get started on this organizational journey. 

Sort through all belongings, donating or selling items that you don’t need 

Decluttering your belongings can be a daunting task, but it will give you a sense of clarity and organization. Take the time to go through your possessions and be honest with yourself about what you really need and use. Quality over quantity should be the motto here. Consider donating or selling items that are still in good condition but are no longer needed. 

You might be surprised at the emotional weight lifted when you let go of items that are no longer serving a purpose in your life. Plus, donating and selling items can bring joy to others and even make some extra cash for yourself. So, grab some boxes and start decluttering your living space for a more simplified life. 

For more help on downsizing before moving, read our blog “Start Downsizing Today: 6 Easy Steps to Help You Downsize“.

Gather up any important documents or valuables to keep with you during the move 

Moving can be a chaotic process, but it’s crucial to keep track of your important documents and valuables during the move. Whether it’s passports, birth certificates, or expensive jewelry, you don’t want to leave anything behind or risk losing it in transit. 

Before packing up your belongings, take the time to gather up all your essential documents and valuable items and keep them with you throughout the move. Not only will this give you peace of mind knowing they’re safe, but it will also make it easier to access them when you need them in your new home. So, take the extra precaution to keep your important items close, and enjoy a stress-free move.  

Pre-Pack Essentials 

Before you dive in and fill up boxes with your belongings, consider packing a special “essentials” box. This box should include items such as toiletries, important documents, a few changes of clothes, phone chargers, kitchen utensils, etc., that can make the transition into your new home easier than having to unpack multiple boxes right away. 

The idea behind this is that you’ll know exactly where these items are and won’t have to worry about rummaging through endless moving boxes when you want access to them. So give yourself a head start by preparing an essentials box for the move 

Prepare for Your Move 

Moving is a huge process, and it’s important to prepare beforehand to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. By following the steps of taking an inventory, sorting through belongings, and gathering up important documents or valuables, you can be confident that your move will go by quickly and efficiently. 

Furthermore, keeping track of all your possessions can help you stay organized in your new home—so don’t forget to label boxes with their contents! With careful planning, you can make sure that the move is a hassle-free breeze. 

WayForth is here to help you with all of your packing and unpacking needs, so you can enjoy your new home quicker than ever! Contact our team today for help with your next move. 

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WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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