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Better Ways To Prepare For Moving House In 2018

April 3rd, 2018 by

By Jess Walter

Thinking about moving home this year? You’re not alone as statistics reveal that the average person in the United States moves more than 11 times in his or her lifetime. Although lots of people decide to pack up and move every year, it’s a fact that moving house is not that easy. There’s the whole business of changing your mailing address, having your valuables specially packed and shipped, and making sure that you don’t leave anything behind while you’re moving. But by being organized and giving yourself enough time to prepare for the big day, you can make moving less stressful and be more efficient while transferring all your belongings to your new home. Here are a few better ways to get ready for a household move in 2018.

Transfer your information

List all the utilities that you’re responsible for and inform your service providers about your move by filling out change of address forms. Make sure that your banks are also informed of your change of address so that bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial documents get sent to the right address.

Find good packing supplies

You may think that you have enough duffle bags to hold all your belongings, but in truth, you need quality packing and moving supplies if you choose to do the packing yourself instead of having custom packing services do it for you. Before moving to a family buy to let home, a rental, or your very own new home, you’ll need to have a few supplies on hand to contain your items. You will need sturdy boxes and packaging tape, packing peanuts and bubble wrap, as well as markers, tape, and tags. If you have fragile items that you need to move such as fine crystal or china, paintings, or sculptures, you may want to have these items custom packed by professionals. It’s a good idea to start packing in stages weeks before the big day so you can systematically pack your belongings, plus, you won’t have to rush on moving day.

Get rid of items that you don’t need

The good thing about moving is you get to take stock of your belongings and find items that you no longer need. Instead of bringing all of these unwanted items to your new home, why not have a garage or yard sale instead? Not only is it a great way to pare down your excess stuff, but you can make more money and have extra funds to repaint or redecorate your new home. If you decide to keep certain large items such as furniture at the last minute, you can coordinate with professionals to pack and ship your furniture for your convenience.

Get some help

Moving alone is not only more tedious, but it can be lonely when you’re doing everything by yourself. To make moving house a better experience, throw a moving party and ask your friends to help you on the big day. Afterwards, treat your buddies to pizza and some drinks as a thank you for helping you relocate. Doing so also enables you to throw an instant housewarming party to mark the special occasion.

This year, make moving a little easier and less stressful. Follow these tips to prepare for a household move and stay on top of everything before and during the big day.

Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail of Jonesboro is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. We service all of Northeast Arkansas and surrounding areas including, Paragould, Walnut Ridge, Pocahontas, Bay, Truman, Newport, Harrisburg just to name a few. We are located at 361 Southwest Drive in Jonesboro between the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Fire House Subs. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 870-931-5151.


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