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Identify the essentials before your move

  • March 04, 2013

Identify the essentials before your move

Moving is rarely a quick, easy process, and it is likely you'll have to make plenty of tough choices before your relocation. 

For one reason or another, you cannot bring every possession to your new address. As a result, you'll have to decide which items you can live without and find ways to get rid of these belongings quickly. 

Thankfully, a wide range of options are available. Check out the following tips to separate the necessities from the luxuries before moving day. 

1. Review your new residence
Unfortunately, your elliptical, treadmill and weight bench won't fit in your new studio apartment. With a realistic approach to moving, you can decide which items are crucial every day.

Evaluate your current living space and examine how your belongings would fit at your new address. Making lists of items and where they could be placed in your new home is helpful, as this enables you to determine which items will work well at your residence. 

Additionally, you can get extra support from a world-class household moving company like Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. The first-rate professionals at Stevens support people during short- and long-distance moves, so regardless of whether you're relocating out of state or within the same municipality, you can get the assistance you deserve for your move. 

2. Clear the clutter
Over the years, a house can easily be filled with clutter that simply takes up space. Remove these items from your home - there is no need to bring belongings that have no financial or sentimental value to your new address. 

You can also find creative ways to eliminate junk. After you finish cleaning up, you could sell non-essential items online, host yard sales, post newspaper advertisements or donate possessions to local charities. 

3. Consider storage options
Larger possessions could be valuable, but you may lack the necessary storage space to keep these belongings on site. Thankfully, storage options are readily available, so you can keep these items safe even if they are not located within the comfort of your residence. 

Conducting research puts you in the best position to make informed decisions about storing your belongings. Examine your budget and how specific storage options could impact your monthly and annual expenses.

If possible, transport belongings you plan to keep in storage units to these areas before you move - the last thing you want is a busy, hectic moving day. 

 

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