Preparing for a Move

Moving and Storage

Preparing for a MoveThere is so much to consider when you are preparing for a move. Choosing the right moving company is important. 5 Star Moving and Storage in Colorado Springs have some recommendations for an easier and more efficient move.

Create a Moving Binder
A binder may seem time-consuming, but it will ultimately make your move simpler and less stressful. In your binder, you will keep track of important paperwork, inventory lists, and estimates. You can also create a spreadsheet for the items you need to cancel, transfer and any school information for your children.

Research Moving Companies
There are many moving companies how do you choose the right one? Moving companies are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is important to ensure the company you choose follows stringent guidelines. Don’t rely on a quote over the phone. Request for an on-site estimate in writing from the company you choose.

Sort and Purge
Several months before you move, go through each room and decide what you should keep and what you can get discard. This will help you pack and move only the items you need, and you won’t be paying for additional things you will only get rid of later.

Once you have decided what will be moving with you, start packing things that you use infrequently. If you start to pack the items you rarely use you will have less to pack when it is crunch time. While packing take notice of any items with a special value that you may have to additional insurance.

Notify Important Parties/ Change of Address
Notifying your bank, credit card company, newspaper, magazines, insurance and utility company ahead of time will help to ensure your information is transferred to your new destination and is readily available for you when you arrive. It’s also important to transfer any medical prescriptions as well.

Packing the final boxes room by room is the most tedious. Labeling each box with the room and contents is important. You can purchase packing tape that has each room name already on it such as, kitchen, bath, den, bedroom. Having these individual tape labels will help with the distribution of boxes when you arrive extremely efficient for the movers.
There are several apps you can download such as Moving Vans. This app takes you through packing, moving and unpacking. You photograph your belongings and then add to specific boxes and then assign those boxes to specific rooms and email it to your computer.
Essential items should be boxed together so you can easily get to them. Jewelry and necessary files should be in a safe box that you will transport safely with you.

Moving Day
It’s important to make sure the moving truck that shows up is from the company you hired to avoid scams. With everything labeled appropriately the moving company can efficiently load and unload your items to their proper location.

These are simple yet effective ways to help you have a stress-free move. 5 Star Moving & Storage in Colorado Springs is a Prime Agent of Arpin Van Line with the service and resources to make your move stress-free.


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