So, you have all of your moving plans in order and you are just waiting on the final contract to come through from the moving companies that you hired. This can be one of the most trying moments in the entire moving process, as there are many things that are in the air that nothing can be done about. Perhaps it is best if you start working on other aspects of the move at this point, allowing the local or interstate movers time to get things in order for your big moving day.
So, when you are waiting on paperwork or other aspects of the moving process, where should you turn your attention? Packing is the most common answer to such questions, as it is a task that spans multiple weeks and can take quite a bit of time. If you start early, however, you should be ready by the time the long distance moving companies show up at your door.
To start packing, you need to have some moving supplies on hand.The basic supplies include boxes that are sturdy enough to handle the items that you will be putting in them, as well as tape to secure boxes closed. Make sure to get heavy duty tape, and the lighter stuff generally will rip and pose a threat to your belongings in transit.
Cut Packing Costs
One of the best parts about packing your own things is the sheer costs that you can actually cut. First off, you will not be paying someone else an hourly fee to pack up your home. Secondly, you do not have to purchase a certain type of box to work with the service. Obviously, if the company that you hire will not cover any damage or loss for items that they do not pack, you will have to find coverage elsewhere.
Boxes are easy to find used if you visit your local grocery store on delivery day. Most stores are all too happy to pass off these boxes to whoever can use them. Just make sure that the boxes you take home are clean and dry, as wet boxes can tear and dirty ones can cause damage to your things. Don’t forget to label the boxes either, so that you can keep somewhat track of your things and where each box belongs.
As you can see, there is always something to be done when you are moving. Whether you are waiting for a response from movers, or if you are simply going to move yourself, there is so much to get done, and you will never be board. Even when one thing is not complete, such as the moving contract with state to state movers or local movers, there are other things that can be worked on in the meantime to maximize time usage. Simply look around your disheveled home right before a move and realize, getting started early and running multiple tasks at the same time never sounded so good.