a household is never easy, but it doesn't have to be traumatic. The
easiest way to handle a move is to divide it into manageable chunks.
With thoughtful planning and organization of tasks, you can minimize
the work that remains to be accomplished on moving day. Neglecting to
take care of chores ahead of time, however, can turn a move into a
We cover every aspect of moving in this article, from
planning and packing to the arrival at your new home. In this opening
section, we'll start at the beginning, with the planning stage.
Planning a Move
effectively organize your move, begin months ahead. Along with making
arrangements, you'll want to tend to countless details that can
overwhelm anyone if they're left to the last week before the move.
you're moving yourself or hiring a mover, don't move unnecessary items.
A move is a good time to get rid of things that are no longer useful.
For example, don't pay to move paperback books you'll never read again.
a master checklist of everything that must be done. So that you don't
fall behind, schedule a deadline for each task and check off each task
when it is done. There's so much involved in a move that you may forget
what has already been accomplished.
- Make reservations well in advance if you plan to rent a moving truck or hire a professional mover.
you plan to ask friends for help, make sure they can make the
commitment and ask enough friends to make the job easier. Don't expect
one or two people to move all your belongings.
you plan to rent a truck, get a lesson or two on how to drive one,
particularly if you've never driven a truck before or if you will be
driving it for a long distance.
carpets and slipcovers cleaned before you move. They'll come back
wrapped and ready to transport, and you won't have to spend time trying
to do this at your new location.
you plan to travel by car over long distances, get your car checked out
before you leave. Be sure to have a serviceable spare tire.
you need any assistance moving and relocating in the
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel-Hill NC area please feel free to contact
Furniture Cab. We offer packing assistance as well as moving supplies.