25 Moving Tips to Make Your Denver Move Easier
Moving can be very stressful. Here are some tips to help making the moving process a breeze.
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Even when you’re moving to an awesome place like Denver, moving is stressful. But if you know some of the tips of the trade, you’ll have an easier time of it. The following 25 moving tips will help you make your move as stress-free as possible. They are separated into categories, so you can find the guidelines you need for the phase of the move you’re in.
Early Moving Preparation
1. Call a Denver mover as soon as you have a moving date. With so many people moving to and around Denver, if you wait to book a mover, you may not find one available.
2. Find out if you need to have a permit to load/unload in front of your old place and your new one. Apply for your permits ASAP.
3. There are moving apps that can help you track inventory, and create bar codes and checklists. Search reviews and download one.
4. Schedule connection of your gas, electric, cable and internet utilities in your new home and inform those companies of the shut-off date at your old place.
Organizing & De-Cluttering Before Packing
5. Get started now. Don’t leave organizing for the move till the last minute. Declutter now and you’ll have less to pack later.
6. Do a 30-day-declutter challenge. Assign yourself a different task for every day of the month and stick with it.
7. Delegate individual room decluttering to family members.
8. Be methodical. Start in one part of one room and work your way through your belongings one by one.
9. Make piles for the items you want to keep, sell, donate, and throw away.
10. For items you want to sell, take photos and list them on Etsy, Craigslist, and E-bay. Keep in mind; it takes time to find a buyer and to ship items, so start selling as soon as you can.
11. New pre-moving rule: Every time you buy something, get rid of three things you haven’t used in a year.
12. Yes, you love the neon orange mini skirt you wore in high school, but if you haven’t worn it in a year, give it away.
13. Google charities that pick up donations. Call them at least two weeks before your move to pick up your unwanted items.
14. Buy large labels in various colors. Assign a color to each room in your new home. It’s easier and faster than writing on the box.
15. For especially large moves, you’ll want to know which boxes are the most important to unpack first. Give the most important boxes either a second colored label or give them a numbered priority ranking of 1, 2, or 3.
16. Got a lot of books? Pack them in wheeled suitcases so you can roll them out instead of having to lift them.
17. Place a large “X” in painter’s tape on the front of mirrors and large art frames with glass to protect against breakage.
18. Scared of that mess of cords connected to your computer? Take a picture of it, so you can reconfigure it correctly in your new home.
19. As you disassemble things, put the nails and screws in sandwich bags. Then tape the bag onto the item.
20. Using clothing and towels to wrap your breakables is more earth-friendly and reduces your need for packing paper and bubble wrap.
21. For liquids in bottles like shampoos and soaps, put plastic wrap under the cap before screwing the cap on tight to prevent leakage.
Packing the Kitchen
22. Put post-its on drawers and cupboards to indicate that these areas still need to be packed. Remove the notes when the areas are empty.
23. Never pack plates horizontally. Wrap in packing paper or bubble wrap and place them in the box vertically.
24. Kitchen knives are a safety hazard when moving. Pack them in oven mitts or wrap them in towels and tape the ends, so they don’t slip out.
25. Remove the organizers from your silverware and utensil drawers and wrap the entire thing in plastic wrap. No need to pull everything out of the organizer.
Use these tips to make your move amazing. If you need help with your move, call Amazing Moves 303-223-0837 or request a free estimate online at www.makemymoveamazing.com.