Time is Money – How to Efficiently Prep and Pack for Moving
If you’re like most people, finding time to fulfill your personal and professional responsibilities is a perpetual struggle. It often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle the multitude of items on our To Do lists. The greatest asset we have today is time.
And if there’s one thing that tends to consume more time than you anticipated, it’s moving! Moving to a new home or office can be an incredibly time-consuming exercise. The necessary time investment can make moving not only draining but also stressful, as you struggle to balance moving tasks with other personal, familial, and professional responsibilities.
Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to make moving more efficient, which will free up time to do the things you need to do.
Choose a Professional Moving Company. One of the best ways to ensure an efficient move is to hire experienced, reputable movers. By searching for movers with a high Better Business Bureau rating, you can avoid using an inexperienced or rogue mover who may take much longer to execute your move, cause delays or not show up. Experienced movers have the tools and know-how necessary to safely transport your furniture and belongings in a timely, organized fashion.
The New Jersey Warehouse and Moving Association are dedicated to helping individuals and families find reputable and reliable movers and storage companies that are licensed and insured.
Secure Your Preferred Moving Date. Avoid delaying your move by acting quickly to secure your top-choice moving company on your preferred moving date. Reputable moving companies book up quickly, especially during the spring and summer months. By securing your date of choice as early as possible, you will avoid wasting time searching for alternate professional moving companies that can accommodate your moving date.
Start Packing in Advance. The sooner you begin packing, the more methodical and efficient you can be. Try to start the packing process at least one month before your move. Don’t underestimate how long sorting through and packing the entire contents of your home will take.
Have a Sorting System. Each belonging you possess should be sorted into several categories: keep and pack, give away, donate, sell, throw out, or put into storage. Leave yourself ample time for this process. Items of value you no longer need can be sold at a yard sale or posted on various online marketplaces. Giveaway items can be gifted to friends, family, or neighbors who may appreciate or have use for belongings you no longer need or use. Unwanted furniture and other belongings in decent condition can also be donated to organizations that distribute them to those in need.
Pack with a Plan. The packing process will go smoother with a transparent system in
place. Ensure you have sufficient packing materials before you begin, such as moving boxes, sharpies, packing tape, etc., and more to avoid unnecessary trips to the store to restock. Tackle one room at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed or leave too many rooms of your house in a state of disarray. Create a transparent labeling system, marking each box to allow for an organized move.
Moving to New Jersey? We’ll Help You Find a Mover You Can Trust
Moving to a new apartment or home can be stressful. Finding a licensed, professional mover is essential to a successful move. The New Jersey Warehouse & Movers Association is your trusted source to find reputable, reliable licensed moving and storage companies in New Jersey.
If you are contemplating moving your home or office and want to experience the ultimate moving experience, call NJWMA at 732-341-3934 and ask for professional movers in your county, or visit our website.
Mark Quinn, All Jersey Movers and NJWMA Board of Director.
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