One of the top ten most stressful events in a person’s life is moving. It doesn’t matter if you are moving down the street, in the next town or across the country, packing up all of your things and moving to a brand new place is a stressful experience. One of the ways that people stay on top of their move to effectively reduce stress is by making a checklist of things that they will need at every stage of the move.
A countdown checklist of sorts can also be helpful, reminding you of the things you will need to do 30-days prior, two weeks prior, a week prior, the days leading up to and the actual day of the move, as well as anything you will need to do once you are in your new place. If you can do that, chances are you will have a happier move.
Renting a Reliable Moving Truck
Another way to have a happy move is to get a Penske truck rental in Fall River from Affordable Storage Fall River storage units. Quality moving truck rentals that are reliable and trust-worthy will help you to relax and just focus on the task at hand. Once you give notice and finalize the details of your move, contact Affordable Storage to schedule your rental so you can be sure to get the size of truck you need when you need it. Reserving your Penske truck rental in Fall River is especially important if you are planning a move at the beginning or end of the month, which is the busiest time for other moves in the local area. The sooner you can make your reservation, the better.
Moving on Your Terms
Another great tip is to move things out on your schedule. If you are waiting on the sale of your new house to close or for a rental property to become available, you might want to get a head start on all of the moving that you know you’ll have to do. One way to do this is through the use of a self-storage unit. Affordable Storage Fall River storage units are a great way to store the extra things that you don’t need to use every day while you are anticipating your move. If you are selling your current home, one of the best furniture storage tips is to move large items into a storage unit to make your home appear larger to prospective buyers. This will also make it easier for you to move quickly when you finally get the green light, as many of your belongings will already be boxed up and stored inside the self-storage unit.
Let the Post Office Know You Are Moving
Make sure to stop by your local post office to fill out one of those change of address forms so your mail will be forwarded to your new address. You should do this at least two weeks prior to a move, but a month or more would be even better. It can take up to 10 business days for your mail to make it to your new address following your preferred start date, so don’t panic. Make sure to contact your bank, credit card companies, auto loan company and any other services that you are moving so they will have your new address in their computer. This will prevent you from being late on any important bills during the move.
Pack Your Things – The Right Way
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do anything and that includes packing for a move. Before you start your packing, go through your belongings and see what you want to toss out, what you want to donate to charity, what you want to sell in a garage sale and what you really want to pack and bring with you to your new home. Doing this before you move will mean less boxes to pack, move and unpack. Carefully pack things that match into each box or pack up items by room. Label the boxes clearly for kitchen, living room, master bedroom, downstairs bathroom – whatever will help you remember where things need to go. Some movers will even label boxes and keep a running list of the items in each box so they can find things easier when they get to the new place.
Pack a Special Box for the Day of the Move
Another great moving tip is to pack a special box that won’t go in your moving truck rentals – it will stay with you. Make sure to choose a box that will fit easily into the trunk or back seat of your car so you can keep it with you at all times. Put in things that you will need immediately before you unpack another box, such as cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, paper plates, cups, snacks, pre-wrapped items for breakfast the next morning – anything you think you might need. Prescription medications, band-aids, first aid materials, analgesics, antacids – whatever you think could come in handy during the initial moving phase. If you have small children make sure to bring along games, movies and something to play them on to keep them occupied while you finish the move.
Reserve Your Penske Truck Rental in Fall River Today
Contact Affordable Storage to get your Penske truck rental in Fall River for your next move. We also have a wide variety of self-storage units along with our moving truck rentals that you can use to have a less stressful move. Keep reading our blog for more furniture storage tips and ideas that will help you to store your seasonal items and other belongings that would benefit from secure on-site storage right here in Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information, give us a call at 508-675-1177 to schedule a reservation or to find out more about our Fall River storage units.