The thought of moving from one home to another can evoke feelings of excitement and anticipation. New beginnings are always an adventure, and moving into a new home provides residents with much to explore. But moving can also be a source of stress for homeowners. Daily commitments don’t slow down just because you’re packing, so you want to make sure you make the process as smooth and seamless as possible. Here are some tips you can follow to make sure that happens!

Prepare Your Checklist and Calendar

Preparing a checklist and calendar of things to have in order before your move ensures you don’t fall behind with purchasing, boxing, throwing things away, and other duties. On the day of your big move, you should be ready to load your furniture and belongings on the moving truck without any last-minute scrambling.

Research Reliable Professional Movers

Moving companies are a dime a dozen, but that doesn’t mean you should choose the first one that pops up on Google. When it comes to selecting a moving company, we recommend getting a personal referral from someone you know. Their firsthand experience is a reliable source of information that you can use to determine whether the movers will get the job done promptly, and handle your belongings and furniture with care.

Consider a Public Storage Unit

If your new home is too small for all of your belongings or you own some furniture that simply does not mesh with the home, a self storage unit is a great way to hold on to your items without having to panic about cramming them into your home or creating an unappealing design setup. Public storage units are also great ideas to keep seasonal items like Christmas decorations, and other times of financial and sentimental value.

Notify Your Creditors and Utility Providers

Before you depart for your new home, make sure to let your bank, credit card companies, and utility providers know about your move. This way you can ensure no future mail is sent to your old address and avoid late penalties or a loss of service.

Buy High-Quality Boxes

Look, we know it’s cheaper to get those wine-bottle boxes and other assortments of boxes up for grabs at your local grocery store. But the name of the game here is stress-reduction, and using old boxes that are prone to breaking or won’t stack properly isn’t conducive to your objective. High-quality boxes are relatively cheap and will go a long way when it comes to organizing your belongings. Also, be sure to label them to make the unpacking process as stress-free as possible.

We have a variety of self storage units to help free up space in your home! Contact Southgate Storage today for more info on our rates and available sizes.