The biggest mistake in moving is not knowing what to keep. Many homeowners decide to pack and bring every single item they have with them. Usually, people have items they don’t really need without realizing it because such items are hidden in storage and sometimes in plain sight.
Some of the things you might own but never really use include worn-out appliances, books you’ve read, duplicate bedding and outgrown clothes.
Relocating “light” can save you tremendous time, money, and energy. Still most local movers, including Around Town Movers, would agree these are the items you shouldn’t part with:
You shouldn’t lose important documents, of course, such as your medical prescriptions, school records, insurance policies, bank documents, driver’s license and passport. Actually, you might need them during the relocation. Anything can happen during the move, and you never know when they could come in handy.
Road Trip Essentials
Traveling for hours, or even days, is no joke. While minimizing the stuff you’ll actually load in your vehicle is wise, you shouldn’t forget about the few things you must have on the road. Any moving company would agree that fresh clothes, toiletries and prescribed medications are some of the most vital items you should always have throughout the trip.
You shouldn’t just bring electronic devices into your new home you should also pack them right. Flat screen TVs, laptops, tablets and cameras are too expensive to be damaged by moving them haphazardly.
Things With Great Sentimental Value
Heirlooms, collectibles and pieces of jewelry are items that should stay with you after the move. Changing residences starts a new chapter of your life, but sentimental items are small parts of your past that must not be lost or forgotten throughout the relocation. It’s your business to handle and transport them, but you can entrust bulky ones with experienced movers.
Moving gives you the rare opportunity to go through all of your things and separate the valuable from the unnecessary, and to inadvertently avoid relocating junk. Around Town Movers can help you sort, organize and pack your stuff to simplify your life. Call us at (703) 291-1000 to talk about your moving needs and get a free estimate in Sterling or Arlington, VA.