Before you even think about packing, go out and purchase quality boxes, plenty of packing tape, labels and markers. This way, you won’t have to make multiple trips to the store. It’s also a good idea to buy a few extra markers and extra rolls of tape as some could get misplaced or lost in the shuffle of packing.
Many charities will pick up furniture, electronics and even metals. If you have smaller items, like clothing, tools, decor, or kitchen tools, look for thrift stores and donations bins you can drop these items off too. When you make a donation, be sure to document what you donate and get a receipt if you can. Many donations can be used for a tax deduction.
Pack a box of bathroom supplies you may use the day of the move to clean your former home and your new home. You’ll likely need it when you’re moving, so put a box of handsoap, papertowels and TP aside to put in the bathroom in your new home!
This box will then be one of the last boxes packed and the first to be unpacked in your new home.
Before moving, you should consider getting your car serviced and tuned up one week prior to the date of your move. Even if you’re moving a shorter distance, your car will likely be driven quite a bit and may be loaded up. Plus after your move to your new location, you’ll likely have a lot errands to run to change your address, stock your cabinets and purchase other supplies. In addition, it may take some time for you to find a new mechanic so it’s one less thing to worry about once you move.
Get a tune up, oil change, top off all fluids and make sure your tires are full and in good condition. There is nothing worse than packing up your car and breaking down on the way to a new home.
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Moving Tip Monday
Start planning your move (if possible) 2 months ahead of time! By getting a head start you can begin planning for every detail and prioritize what needs to get done. Pick your date of the move, start recruiting friends and family to help with packing and identify a moving company.
Then you can begin packing things that aren’t used frequently, like items in your attic, basement or garage. Start sorting out your belongings and use this time as an opportunity to de-clutter your home. Moving is a process and can be very time consuming. By starting early it make the task less of a burden.
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Moving is often ranked as one of the most stressful life experiences, but it doesn’t have to be! Watch this video for helpful tips on how to pack your clothing before your next move.
Before you start packing your clothing, it’s a good idea to go through your closets and dressers to find clothes that you haven’t worn in a year. You can donate your old clothes to charities and those in need. Get new cardboard boxes so that you don’t risk staining your clothes with used ones, and group your hanging items together with twist ties and standard garbage bags. Inexpensive clothing items like t-shirts can be put in a bag and transported easily on moving day.
Ayer Moving & Storage begins all of our moves with pre-move counseling, which we can use to help you come up with a plan for your entire moving process. Call us at (978) 772-2558 or visit our website to learn more about all of the ways we can help you take the stress out of moving.
2) If you have a sports car or antique vehicle that needs a safe place to winter …
3) If you have business or household paperwork or tax records that you are required to store for a number of years …
4) If you have an Recreational Vehicle that you need to get out of your driveway or backyard …
5) If you have out-of-season “toys” like a boat, ATV, jet-ski or motorcycle …
6) If your student is home from college and you need to store dorm room furnishings …
7) If you are or a loved one is in the Military and needs short- or long-term storage …
8) If you have valuable artwork you need to keep in a temperature-controlled storage unit …
9) If you are selling your home and need to remove furnishings to stage it properly …
10) If you have sold your home but are not yet ready to move to your new home …
… you need one of the storage solutions available from Ayer Moving and Storage: Our 20,000 sq.ft. temperature controlled warehouse for long- or short-term storage; one of our COWs (Containers on Wheels); or our self-storage units!
We’re located at 109 Central Avenue, Ayer MA.
Call us at 978-772-2558.
109 Central Avenue
Ayer, MA 01432