10 Essential Moving Tips for Success

Your move is very important to us and we want you to have a great move! If you still need to book movers, let us know! In the meantime, here are 10 essential moving tips for success.

1. Be Ready for the Movers

When the movers arrive, they will be ready to wrap your furniture and move everything out of your home. If you’re not ready and still have a bunch of items to pack, the process will go slow, costing you more money. Make sure that before movers arrive, you’re fully ready for them.

2. Start Early

The earlier you start preparing for the move, the easier it will be. It will give you time for having a moving sale, time for packing, and time to get everything else in line before the big day. You know what they say, “early bird catches the worm”.

3. Keep Track of your Valuables

It’s very easy for small items to be misplaced during a move. Before anything happens, keep track of all your valuables and move them yourself. Consider using a safety deposit box during the months leading up to your move.

4. Schedule Your Movers Early

If you have a favorite moving company, make sure you book your move as early as you can. Depending on the time of year, sometimes movers’ schedules book up quickly and your desired move date may not be available.

5. Pack Your Boxes Correctly

Heavy items like books go into small boxes and light items like pillows and comforters go into large boxes. You don’t want to make any on box too heavy that you or the movers have trouble moving it and it is prone to breaking.

6. Label Your Boxes on the Sides and Tops

Well labeled boxes allow the movers to know exactly which room to place each box when they are moving. It also allows you to know where items are in each box during the unpacking process.

7. Pack a Day Box or Bag of Essentials

This box or bag prevents you from accidentally packing important daily items like bathroom essentials, prescriptions, or a clean pair of clothes. Make sure you have a day bag to easily access these important items.

8. Keep Track of Passports and Important Documents

Also in your day bag, you should keep passports, plane tickets, or other important documents YOU need in your hands and not in the moving truck in a random box.

9. Communicate Well With Your Movers

The more you convey to your movers exactly what you want, the more they’ll be able to deliver in a timely fashion. Have a good idea where you want your furniture to be placed, so the movers aren’t double and triple handling items, costing you more time and money. A good moving company should be asking you these questions, but some companies don’t. Check out our article about mistakes to avoid when choosing a moving company.

10. Keep Some Cleaning Supplies Behind.

When all your furniture is moved out, you’ll likely need to do a bit of sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing. Keep some basic cleaning supplies behind to do one last clean of your home.


We hope you found our moving tips for success helpful! If you’re in the market for a move, you know who to call!