Whether you live in Leawood, Shawnee, Olathe, or other areas in and around the Kansas City Metro area, moving from one home to another is never an easy task. In fact, it can be one of the most stressful times you ever encounter, depending on how you approach it. As trusted Kansas City residential movers, we have a few tips to help make the process of moving homes as seamless and smooth as possible.
Moving is filled with lots of emotions, from excitement and anticipation to uncertainty. It’s important to plan out your move ahead of time, instead of tossing your belongings into cartons at the last minute, and knowing you’ll have to dig through dozens of boxes to find what you’re looking for upon arriving at your new home. While our Kansas City residential moving company can help you with the move from the most basic tasks to the biggest, we know that some homeowners prefer to do at least some of the preparing themselves.
Here are a few of our suggestions:
Code your boxes so that they get delivered into the right room from the start. Include the room the box belongs in upon arrival, and what’s in it so that you can avoid searching through box after box to find what you are looking for. If you don’t particularly want your moving company knowing what’s inside, create a numbering code and keep a corresponding list so that you can easily determine what is in a certain box.
Consider having family members or a sitter watch over your children and pets during the move. Small children can be rambunctious and rowdy, putting your nerves even more on edge. Pets need attention and can get in the way. Having your kids and pets tended to can make the process smoother and less stressful.
When packing electronics such as your computer, game system, or stereo, use bubble wrap to protect all of the components if you don’t have the original boxes.
Begin packing weeks in advance of the move. Most families have many belongings they only use on occasion, or during a certain season. Items that you won’t be using can be packed up early, so that there is less to do when moving day actually arrives.
Essentials that you will need soon after arrival at your new home should be packed in one or two boxes, and loaded on the moving truck last. This way you will have immediate access to things like bath soap, toothbrushes, pajamas, medications, coffee, etc. and won’t have to search for them when you’re tired and ready to rest.
At Metro Wide Movers, we know there are literally hundreds of things that run through your mind when you are preparing to move. Our Kansas City residential movers can take care of packing, pad wrapping, or even cleaning the home you are moving into in addition to moving your belongings on our clean, modern trucks. If you live in Overland Park, Leawood, Shawnee, Olathe, or other nearby areas in Kansas or Missouri, let us do the heavy lifting!