RE/MAX’s top 5 tips for moving success
We’re excited to be partnering with RE/MAX, a successful international real estate company, to provide you with their top moving tips! At 1-800-GOT-JUNK? we’re proud to be a RE/MAX approved supplier that can help you send your junk packing at any step of your moving process. Keep reading for RE/MAX’s top five ways you can make moving an easier process!
5 steps to streamline your moving process
By following these five simple steps you’ll be on your way to achieving a stress-free moving experience!
Don’t spend energy on moving items you have no intention of using ever again. Assess the purpose and function of your possessions, especially those stored away in the basement, garage, or closets that collect dust and rarely get used. Refine what you own and purge unwanted items before paying to move them to a new location. If you have too much on your plate and need a hand with junk removal, the team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can quickly remove your unwanted items right from where they are located. Giving you more time to deal with other elements of your move that you can’t outsource.
2. Donate what you can
The less you have to move with you the easier it is, but that doesn't mean you have to throw everything out. Many items in your home can actually be donated! Clothing, toys, books, and furniture can be donated to most thrift stores. Materials like linens and towels can also be donated to animal shelters, as they will often use them to make bedding for the animals. Lastly, you can donate canned goods and unopened, sealed products to organizations such as food banks and homeless shelters.
3. Stay organized
Moving doesn’t have to be messy! Label boxes to simplify unpacking at your new home, and utilize labeled folders to keep papers and files organized during the move. Adding this small step will save you so much time in the long run!
4. Help pets prepare for change
Contact your vet in advance if the move involves long-distance travel. They may have tips and tricks to make your pet more comfortable along the way. To make your new home feel more familiar, remember to bring your pet’s comfort items, such as their favorite toys or a blanket from their crate. Most importantly, remember to update pet tags with the information of your new address.
5. Update personal information
Before moving, or soon after, be sure to update your address on any financial documents, important accounts, and your driver’s license. Plus, ensure there’s a redirect in place for mail being delivered to your previous residence. Consider what services you need up and running on the day you move into your new home and contact those providers weeks in advance. Make gas and electricity a priority, followed by services like cable and internet.
After implementing these five tips you’ll be on the right track for a seamless move! If you realize you need help removing your unwanted items, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and we can take care of all the heavy lifting with our No Contact Junk Removal service.
In partnership with our friends at RE/MAX, we’re offering you a $25 discount on your next junk removal service! If you’re ready to send your junk packing, what are you waiting for?