Moving can be an emotional time. Saint Paul residential movers often witness the sadness their clients experience saying goodbye to their old house even when they are happy to move to a new home.
Saint Paul Minnesota moving companies are seeing Baby Boomers downsizing in droves. If you want to join the trend, it may be intimidating to fit all your possessions into a smaller home. A lifetime of accumulated stuff stares back at you and dares you to declutter.
Moving Day is going to be a busy, hectic day. If you don’t create a plan, you’ll find yourself being jerked around in all different directions by events. Those events will dictate the flow of your day, which will not only affect the day itself but your entire week. Don’t let that happen to you. Here are some tips for creating a moving plan that will help you stay in control on moving day.
- Before you do anything else, draw a map of your office or home (the one you’re moving to). Not only will this give you the layout of the building, but it will also let you know which entrances and exits are best for each room you’ll move furniture and boxes into.
- On your map, write how many boxes you have going into each room, and include the dimensions of each room so you know how much square footage you have to work with.
- Make a note of any furniture you plan to move into each room. Draw that piece of furniture in the room on your map where you intend to take it. This will save time for the movers so they are not repositioning your furniture. You’ll also find it helpful to write the dimensions of your furniture on the map.
- Label each room with a number and boxes that are to go into that room.
You might find that it makes more sense to move some items through your back door and others through the front. Or you may discover as you are planning that one of the doors is not wide enough for certain types of furniture. Knowing this in advance will make your move go more smoothly, cut down on headaches, and get it done more quickly.