If you leave organizing your truck rental to the last minute, the truck rental you need may not be availabile on the you need it, or your moving company may not be able to spare the staff on the day you need them. If you book your moving truck well in advance you can make sure that you don`t have any last minute hiccups. Truck rental is one of the biggest expenses in house moving.
Rather than buying boxes to pack, you can ask your local supermarket or retail stores whether they have any spare boxes that they can put aside for you. Most will have plenty of extra boxes that they`ll be happy to see being used for a good purpose. Labeling boxes can save you so much time when you get to your new home because it will be obvious which room each box belongs in and what the contents are. If you are booking a moving company, this will help them to move the boxes to the right room without having to ask you where each box should go.
Try to pack a bag of essentials for the first night. There is nothing worse than being in a new house, exhausted after a long day moving, searching through hundred of boxes for your toothbrush or your child`s pajamas. If you keep your overnight bags in your car, you will be sure to have everything you need, even if the truck is delayed. Similarly, on your first night in your new house, you will probably be too tired to cook and will have several large boxes of kitchen equipment to unpack and clean before you can prepare any meals. Be prepared with the details of a good fast food outlet or late night supermarket near your new home so that you don`t have to rely on cooking at home.
Finally, moving with younger children is easier if you can arrange a sitter to watch them while you load and unload the moving truck. This means you don`t have to worry about where they which can help you load and unload much quicker. They can help too by packing boxes of their toys and clothes. This will help them feel more involved in the move. So, with a little forethought and planning, moving doesn't have to be a source of stress and worry but a happy and exciting time for you and your family.
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Sue Miller, abr, rsps, sfr, bpor
Realty ONE Mountain Desert
1971 McCulloch Blvd., North
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
928-706-4SUE (4783) Direct