Preparing to Move

You’ve done it! You finally sold your house, and you’re ready to move to a new space. It’s an exciting time, but just because you’ve sold your house doesn’t mean the stress is over. Instead, you have an entirely different source of stress – preparing to move. Even if you’re using professional removers to help you with the process, it’s important to remember that there are several things you can do to prepare. Take a look at a few tips that will ensure you get this process on track quickly.
• Understand What They Won’t Move: Professional companies will move almost anything, but typically there’s a list of items they will not transport. Often items like household chemicals, paint, pets, and food are part of that list. Contact your removal company to learn more about what they may not consider moving for you so you can prepare to handle that in advance.
• Packing: Is your removal company handling the packing process for you? If so, there may be a few valuables and essentials you’d rather handle on your own. If, however, you’re responsible for the packing process, it’s important to note that you should carefully label every box. It may help to sort things by weight for your removal company, too. Use plenty of newsprint or bubble wrap to protect your most valuable possessions.
• Think Insurance: Most removal companies offer some type of insurance. You can either use their plans or find one that better suits your needs. Accidents do happen, even when you use a professional removal service, so make certain you’re financially protected should it happen to you.
• Protect Your Floors: If it’s raining or snowing, it’s best to protect your floors before your team arrives. After all, it’s not actually your house anymore. Use plastic drop cloths or large blankets and tarps to help protect your flooring. If you have hardwood floors, pay particular attention to any spaces that may get wet as the removal company comes in and out of your home.
At Doorsteps, we can help you sell your home faster than you ever thought possible so you can schedule the removal company to come to help you move all of your belongings. To learn more, contact us today.

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