3 simple ways to make your local move easier

homeowner marking boxes and packing

It’s human nature for people to look for the easiest way to accomplish tasks. Whether it’s to save time or to reduce effort, one thing that most everyone wants to make easier is moving. That’s where the team at Suddath sets itself apart from other local moving companies. Our personal commitment to quality and safety, paired with our deep understanding of moving processes and best practices, helps us provide our customers with amazing service at an affordable price. We have the answers to all of your moving questions, and our team will be there alongside you throughout the entire process.

So what can you do to make your move across town a little easier? Here are a few tips that we’ve compiled over the years to help you prepare.

1. Downsize

In the weeks and days leading up to your move, you’ll be sorting through your belongings, giving you the perfect opportunity to get rid of things you no longer wear, use or simply don’t care for. A good rule of thumb for deciding whether to hold on to something or get rid of it is to ask yourself if you have used it in the last 6–9 months. If the answer is no, donate, recycle or sell it.

Ask any number of local moving companies, purging your belongings before a move can make a world of difference in the amount of items you end up moving to your new place. Not to mention that you may be able to save a little money due to the smaller size of your move. There are a number of thrift stores and charities that you can donate your excess things to that could put them to good use.

2. Smart packing

Regardless of the packing option you choose, whether it’s DIY or full-service, there are a few simple things you can do to make the unpacking process easier. Use a color-coding system to mark boxes so that you know what needs to be unpacked first and what can wait a few days.

It’s also a good idea to pack a separate bag that has enough clothes, toiletries, medication, etc. that you expect you may need in the first few days of arriving at your new place. This could also include everything from cleaning supplies to light bulbs and garbage bags.

3. Set goals

Once your moving day is scheduled, create goals for yourself to have certain things accomplished in the weeks and days leading up to the big day. It can be as simple as setting aside an hour each night to focus on organizing and packing each room in your home. Or, it could be as simple as not having to pack the night before or day of your move. If there’s one thing that all local moving companies have in common, it’s their appreciation for customers who are all packed and ready to go when they arrive on moving day.

Sure, you’re only moving to the other side of town this time, but if plans change, the team at Suddath can help. From another across-town move to an international relocation for work, Suddath is well versed in each and every type of move you may have, so feel free to contact us.