Moving day is always a bit stressful. While it’s impossible to anticipate everything that could happen, we’ve got some tips to help make sure that you’ve at least got your bases covered when it comes to the obvious stuff.
American Knights’ 5 tips to make your move better:
#1: Name and number your boxes
The easiest way, of course, is to use our White Glove Full Packing Service; however, if you choose to pack by yourself, make a detailed inventory list of box contents. While we WILL do a complete, itemized inventory of all items, we do not include the contents of your boxes. This extra step will make it much easier on you when it comes time to unpack!
#2: Take all personal documents and valuable items with you
Since moving day is a busy and tense one as a whole, make certain that your personal documents, money, valuable items, jewelry, and medication stay with you. ProTip: Think of it like a carry-on when you fly.
#3: Tape or tie small parts or hardware directly on the item
Do not separate screws, cords, or remotes, as these parts easily can be lost. Just put the parts inside sandwich bags, and tape or tie the sandwich bags directly to the item they correspond to.
#4: No liquid or food allowed
Before packing your belongings, be sure to double-check with your representative for restrictions specific for your move. We are not legally allowed to transport hazardous materials such as explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. Protip: Donate any food to a local shelter or food pantry to avoid spills or spoiling in transit.
#5: Do one last walk through
Anything you leave behind might be difficult to get back, so do a thorough walk through of your home, and keep an eye out for anything you might have forgotten. Open all of your cabinets and drawers, and check every single one of your closets (including the very backs of shelves) to make sure that anything you plan to take with you is packed and ready to go. Pro-tip: have someone else walk through with you, and once you’ve checked a drawer or cabinet, leave it open so you know which ones you have cleared already.
What tips do you have for easing the stress on moving day? Share it with the community of American Knights Moving & Storage!