Whether you’re moving in Kansas City from across town or moving to another city or state, there are a few things you should do before you begin unpacking your belongings. Some of these tasks can be done before your possession even go on the moving truck to make the move easier and less stressful. Our KC residential movers suggest that you: Have utilities such as water, gas, and electricity switched on and in your name prior to the move (check out yourmovehelper.com). Don’t forget the trash service, you will need this service almost instantly as you start unpacking. Have a professional cleaning company clean your home from top to bottom. Make certain smoke or carbon monoxide detectors and security alarms are in good working order. Paint any rooms or areas that need it before you start settling in. Whether you need to refinish the cabinets or have all the walls painted, it’s much easier when your belonging aren’t already in place. What about the floors? Whether you want to replace the tile or have new carpets installed, these larger projects are more easily accomplished before you move all those boxes in. Window coverings. For most homeowners, it takes several days to get all those boxes unpacked and all the furnishings in place. You’ll want to put blinds, shades, curtains, or even a blanket up over windows in bedrooms, baths, or other areas where you want to feel more secure. Change the locks. It’s always a good idea to have all locks changed as soon as you possibly can. When someone else has lived in the home prior to your moving in, you have no idea how many people may have keys/access! At Metro Wide Movers, our Kansas City moving company wants to make your experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Call us today, and make the move effortlessly.