The best way to coordinate everything related to a move is to hire a professional moving company. Representatives from such a company have ample experience coordinating everything from moving down the street to moving across the world. However, there are still a few things you may need to do on your own to prepare for moving and storage. Jackson relocation professionals can handle the major packing and heavy lifting concerning a move, but sometimes you as the customer may want to take care of some things first.
Some companies offer custom packing services for their clients. Whether you’re hiring a professional, or doing it yourself, there are a few things that need to be done before the first box is sealed. Clean out everything. Clean out that storage closet in the garage that hasn’t been touched in years. Go through your clothes and consider donating anything you haven’t worn in a long time.
Once everything has been marked for packing, discarded or donated, decide on anything that needs to go to storage. Some things may need to be out of the way until after the move and others may not need to go to the new location. If storage is necessary, coordinate with your moving company if they are taking some items to storage first. Let them fit it into their schedule for moving day and cross it off your list. (It is also a good idea to tag these items so the movers know which ones go to storage when they are there.)
Usually there is not a lot of flexibility about a moving day. Once you have the date on your calendar, call the moving company and confirm an appointment for that day. You should also tell them all of your inventory to ensure that they bring a big enough truck. With this information, most companies will provide a free quote for their moving and storage services. This is the time to tell them about any items going to a storage vault or anywhere else other than your final destination.
On moving day, be sure that every box in the house is packed and tightly sealed. It is a good idea to leave out cleaning supplies and at least one trash bag, just in case, during the move. Once the movers arrive, you just need to stay out of their way!