Is There A Perfect Plan for Spring Moving? See Our List for Things You May Be Missing!
There’s no denying moving is one of the hardest, most exhausting tasks out there. That’s why many people opt to hire professional packers and movers – they do all the hard work for you.
However, if you want to get a head start on the packing and moving process for a spring move, this is the ultimate plan to follow.
Step One: Book your Professional Movers/Moving Truck Today
Since Spring isn’t peak season for moving, you can enjoy some seasonal savings. So, the first step to a perfect spring move is to do some research ahead of time, so you can book professional movers or rent a moving truck when the prices are at their lowest rate. Here are some things to remember:
• Book a moving truck
• Hire professional packers
• Hire professional movers
• Inform friends of moving date to see if they can help you
• Rent proper moving equipment (almost all moving equipment is included at no extra fee when you book from Bekins Moving Solutions)
Step Two: Create a Plan
The second step to ensure a great Spring move is to create a plan for the actual packing and moving process. With your moving date in mind, schedule different tasks for different days and weeks.
For example, on Monday, plan to pick up your packing supplies. On Wednesday, plan to pack up bedroom no. 1.
Having your tasks all planned out will not only make the jobs more enjoyable, but it also ensures you don’t miss any important steps.
In addition to planning the moving tasks, also take this time to decide where you’ll be sending the kids (or pets) on moving day, what their tasks will be if they’re old enough to help, what moving company you’re going to use, what equipment you need if the spring showers pour down, etc.
Here are some things to add to your plan:
• Determine how many supplies you’ll need
• Picking up moving supplies
• Rooms to declutter and pack
• When the moving truck is coming
• Where the kids and pets are going
• Food and drinks for any friends coming to help you move
Step Three: Sort, Donate, Trash and Store
The next step to ensuring a perfect spring move is to sort through your belongings, so you can declutter your home – one of the first thing your real estate agent will ask you to do. The best part?
Getting a head start on this will space out the tedious tasks of moving, making them not seem so bad after all.
So, designate three different moving boxes for donations, garbage and storage, and work your way through each room in your home. You may also want to take inventory of the items you’ll be storing and transporting to your new home.
Step Four: Host a Garage Sale
The spring season is the perfect time to host a garage sale, and now that you have your belongings sorted into boxes, might as well make use of this opportunity. A garage sale is also a great way to make a few extra dollars on belongings you would be getting rid of anyway.
Step Five: Spring Clean
With your belongings sold and the rest in storage, it’s time to put in some elbow grease and start spring cleaning. This is the best time to do so, as your home will have less clutter and décor to work around.
Here are some areas you won’t want to miss when spring cleaning prior to a move:
• Baseboards and cupboards
• Behind major appliances
• Under sinks, in closets, in drawers
• Replace the lining in drawers
• Steam clean carpets
• Dust the ceiling fans
• Wash light switches
• Wash walls and doors
• Organize the garage and shed
• Clean the gutters and exterior windows
• Straighten up the yard
Step Six: Check the Weather and Prepare
As the days creep closer to moving day, start to check the weather forecast. While the weather may certainly change over the course of time, checking the forecast frequently will give you a better idea of what you need to ensure a safe and efficient move.
If rain is consistently showing up, you’ll want to make sure you have the following items:
• Tarps and/or tents
• Protective layers for the floors
• Non-slip shoes
• Appropriate clothing
• Extra towels for drying off
While there are only six steps to the perfect plan for a spring move, these tasks should be spaced out over a couple of weeks to ensure an enjoyable, stress-free move. And if all of this doesn’t sound like any fun at all, consider hiring professional packers and professional movers to do the hard stuff for you.Back to all blogs
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