movingWelcome to our blog series on preparing for a smooth and stress-free moving experience. In our first instalment, we shared essential tips to help you get ready for the big day.

Now, in the second instalment, we’ll delve deeper into these tips, providing you with simpler language and more detailed advice to ensure your move goes off without a hitch. Let’s jump right in and make your experience a breeze!

Create a Handy Moving Basket

When you’re getting ready to move, it’s super helpful to have a moving basket. This special basket or box holds all the stuff you’ll need during your move. Fill it up with things like scissors, box cutters, packing tape, labels, markers, baggies, a notepad, pens, and a screwdriver.

Label Your Boxes

Don’t forget to label your boxes! Write down which room they belong to and what’s inside them. It’s also a good idea to number your boxes in order. This way, when you’re done moving to Myrtle Beach, you can check to make sure you didn’t leave any boxes behind. You can even make a list of what’s inside each numbered box to keep things organized.

Get a Head Start Before Moving Day

If you’re not relocating too far away, and you have some extra time, start moving some stuff early. Take over things that are easy to carry and ask friends for help with heavy stuff. You can also use this time to clean up your kitchen and bathrooms so they’re ready when you move in.

Begin with Small Steps

Moving can feel like a big task, especially if you’re not a pro. That’s why it’s important to start somewhere. Don’t want to deal with moving companies right now? That’s okay. Maybe you can start by packing up your linen closet.

It’s fine if some tasks seem more boring than others. Just don’t let procrastination make the big day crazy. Even starting with a small job will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to finish the rest of your moving checklist.

Protect Valuable Items

If you have fragile and valuable stuff like art, antiques, or expensive wine, it’s a smart move to let professionals handle them. Movers might charge extra for this, but it’s worth it to ensure your precious items arrive safely.

movingKeep Essentials Close

On the night before your move, pack important things like medications, important documents, laptops, toiletries, a change of clothes, and sentimental items in a bag that you’ll carry with you during the move. This way, you’ll have all your crucial stuff with you no matter what happens to the moving truck.

Think About Furniture Help

If taking apart and putting together furniture stresses you out, you can hire someone to do it for you. It might cost around $35 to $90 per hour, but it can save you a lot of hassle.

Arrange for Kids and Pets

The actual day can get pretty hectic, so it’s a good idea to have someone take care of your kids and pets. This way, you can focus on the move without worrying about them getting in the way or getting hurt.

Clean Up Before Leaving

Whether you own or rent your place, make sure to clean it up before you go. You can hire a cleaning service for about $360, or you can do a deep clean yourself. Fix any holes in the walls or floors and clean every room and storage space in your home.

Create and Stick to a Moving Budget

Get ready for moving day by making a budget. Figure out how much you’ll spend on professional movers in Myrtle Beach, renting a moving truck, packing materials, and other expenses. There might be unexpected costs, like permits or extra boxes, so having a budget will help you keep track of your spending during this busy time.

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Start planning your move today! Make a checklist and gather your moving supplies to make your moving day a breeze. Call Coastal Furniture Delivery & Moving now and let us help.

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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