At Nichol’s Moving in Slidell, LA, we know how overwhelming it can be to plan a huge move, whether you’re moving from one side of Slidell to another or across the country. We do our best to ease the process for our customers, yet, since all moves are different, there are always a number of potential issues that can arise.
One of the most important ways to make your move smoother is to prepare well ahead of time. While movers can help you make many decisions about how to best move furniture, they can’t help you decide what needs to be moved. Here are some tips for how you can prepare to make your moving process as smooth as possible.
What’s worth moving and what’s worth trashing.
If you’re like most of us, your house or apartment has been accumulating furnishings for years. One of the difficult parts of moving is deciding what’s worth keeping and what’s not. Start by junking the things you know you don’t want, like broken VCRs, camping gear you’ll never use, kitchen knives that are rusted and the exercise bike you purchased ten years ago and have never used. Then, focus on larger items to figure out if they’re really worth the hassle of transporting, like that foosball table that’s a relic from your college days.
What items are the most fragile?
There are things that are fragile, and there are items that would make your grandmother turn over in her grave if they were broken. If you have extremely valuable items and they aren’t too big, it’s best to move them before the movers arrive. If they’re too large to carry, make sure you communicate explicitly to the moving staff that they have sentimental value and need extra attention.
Set a budget
Moving shouldn’t break the bank, but it can be expensive if you don’t set a budget and stick to it. Decide on what you want to spend, before you start the process. If you don’t think you can afford the total price of a move, consider moving smaller items by yourself and only using professional movers for the big stuff.