Moving doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult. All you need to do is to make the right preparations and work with the right movers for your upcoming move. Around Town Movers can help you with all aspects of the moving process, from pre-move packing to post-move organizing. Today, we will discuss the things homeowners need to know when preparing for a move:
- Finding a New Home – There are many factors that influence how long it may take to find a new home. The time varies from a couple of days to a couple of months. When looking for a new home, you need to arrange the sale of your old home at the same time. This will typically take you a couple of weeks to stage the house for sale and to perform negotiations with potential buyers. Budget your time accordingly, and look at moving as a long-term process.
- Choosing Your Movers – You need to do research to find the best moving company in your area. While online testimonials and recommendations can be helpful, it’s best to look for local references and testimonials whenever possible. An established local moving company like us is often the best choice because we can offer our customers better service. Our experience and knowledge allows us to run hassle-free moves.
- Getting Ready to Move – You need to put all of the necessary paperwork in order, and then sort and organize your belongings. We recommend organizing your stuff about six to eight weeks before moving day. Pack only the things you will need and the things you still use. Donate or sell the rest. We can assist you with this process through our pre-move services. We provide packing boxes and supplies, and can assist with sorting and storage.
- Packing Your Things – We recommend packing as early as possible and doing this task over a long period. This will ensure your belongings are safe and secure. The storage areas of your home require more time and effort to pack, so start with those areas first. If you plan on doing all of your packing yourself, then remember that it will take 50-55 hours to pack a four-bedroom house. Professionals can typically finish the job quicker than you, completing it in about eight hours.
Around Town Movers is one of the leading local movers in our area because of our decades of experience, full range of moving services and our dedication to our customers. Our comprehensive services will ensure your move is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We serve many areas in Virginia, including Arlington and Sterling. Contact us at (703) 291-1000 to learn more about preparing for your move. You can also request a free moving quote.