“I love the chaotic task-juggling and stress of moving,” said no one ever. Moving is a highly stressful time that can easily overwhelm you if you are not prepared. We here at Mesa Moving & Storage have compiled a list of helpful tips that can help make your move less stressful and help you find the best residential movers.
1. Calculate a Moving Budget
Organization is key to helping a move go smoothly. People moving or planning to move with professional residential movers would do well to create a ‘moving budget’ and stick to it. There are quite a few costs associated with moving that, if not taken into account, could add up quickly. Whatever your costs amount to, be sure to keep your receipts because you might be eligible for government grants or income tax reductions.
2. Make a Moving Kit
People moving will ofttimes make a travel kit so as to not forget or accidentally pack any necessities they might need. Your kit could be anything from a box to a backpack. Here are some ideas for items you might want to include in your kit:
- IDs and wallets
- Toiletries and medications
- Phone Chargers
- Children’s necessities, such as diapers, clothes, etc.
- Cutlery and dishes for an uncomplicated meal on arrival
Ultimately, items in your moving kit should be based upon your personal and/or family needs.
3. Hire Reputable Movers
Hiring movers can be a great help, saving you a ton of stress and labor. Depending on how many bulky and/or heavy items you have as well as your destination, hiring a moving company can be a smart decision.
Most residential movers will abide by federal and state laws but that might not stop them from creating a bad experience, or worse, scam you out of your money. Find a moving company that is reputable and trustworthy, fully licensed in the states you will be traveling, and offers a “binding estimate” is very important.