Moving On ~
To help keep the scales weighing on the side of excitement we’ve put together a comprehensive list of Moving Dos and Don’ts with basically anything and everything in regards to a move!
- DO Compare Movers – And get referrals. Movers make all the difference and it’s not price that determines the experience. Here are our favorite SF moving companies: Spartan Moving Company, Shamrock Moving & Storage, and Corrib Moving and Storage
- DON’T Wait Until the Last Minute – The earlier you start planning your move, the smoother it will go. There are plenty of things you can do two months prior so you are not overwhelmed with tasks at the last minute.
- DO Create Lists – You may want to create one universal checklist of everything you need to do, or you might prefer to make weekly checklists to stay on track. Do whatever works best for you.
- DON’T Pay for Moving Supplies – You can find used boxes that are free at restaurants, bars and stores. You do not need bubble wrap or other packing supplies either; towels, linens, tees, blankets and sweaters work just fine.
- DO Hire help – Be safe and smart about moving your things up and down stairs for hours at a time. We’ve done this a hundred times: off your plate
- DON’T Withhold Information From Your Inventory – When booking your job with your mover, make sure that your inventory is as accurate as possible. You will have up until two days prior to your move to adjust, but being accurate from the start will help make sure you’re viewing the most correct prices.
- DO Get Measurements – Measure twice, move once! If you assume that sectional sofa or king size bed will fit just by looking at the space, you could find yourself in an awkward situation when it doesn’t. Not to mention, you have to make sure these items will fit through hallways, doorways, etc.
- DON’T Pass Up the Offer of a Babysitter – Moving is a lot easier when you don’t have kids around. Chances are good that you always have people offering to babysit, so why not take advantage of them? This goes for pets too. If you can drop your four-legged friend at someone’s house for the day, it is a good idea. Plus, they won’t have to be stressed watching someone they don’t know carry and move around “their” stuff.
- DO Label Boxes Clearly – You don’t want to actually list what’s in the boxes, but you can list the room or use colored stickers to identify them. It will make unpacking much easier.
- DON’T Forget to Declutter and Donate – Just because you get a great price does not mean you should move everything. There is probably plenty of stuff you don’t need; take this opportunity to sell, donate or trash these items.
We hate long goodbyes… but we’ll miss you just the same.