During a move, whether it’s locally or long distance proper planning and organization is key to ensuring your move is seamless and efficient. From packing strategies to advice on saving, here is a comprehensive moving guide that will provide you moving tips and tricks every step of the way. 

Packing Like a Pro

Packing can be an intimidating and time consuming part of a move. If you decide to pack yourself, here are some tips to help streamline the packing process:

  • Start early and allow yourself more time than you think you’ll need to ensure everything is packed safely.
  • For larger homes, consider opting for professional packing and unpacking services. This will save you time and ensure everything is packed correctly and with care.
  • Use moving boxes. They are durable and won’t break during the move. 
  • Pack heavy items such as books in small boxes and lighter items in large boxes.
  • Take photos of electronics’ connections before disassembling them for easy reference during reassembly.
  • Take photos of boxes contents before sealing them up for reference.

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Saving Strategies

There are many different ways to effectively save during the moving process. Here are some of the easiest and most effective ways to save: 

  • Get a flat rate price guarantee to ensure all-inclusive transparent pricing for your move.
  • Plan ahead and be flexible with your move date to get the best deals and prices.
  • Don’t hesitate to inquire about discounts if the initial quote seems higher than expected. 
  • Don’t want to move what you don’t need. Declutter before your move. 
  • Moving during the off season and try to avoid moving at the end of the month.
  • Choose a consolidated moving option for long distance moves.

Local Moves

When it comes to moving within your current city or state, it’s important to understand the intricacies of local moves. With knowledge and research, you’ll be able to plan and execute your local move easily. Here are some things to know about local moving

  • Be informed about building regulations, elevator access restrictions, and any insurance requirements needed to successfully complete your move.
  • Check  parking options for moving trucks to ensure a smooth loading and unloading process. 
  • Prioritize floor, corner, and hallway protection to safeguard your building and belongings.
  • Choose a moving company that is licensed and insured moving company

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Long-Distance Moving

Long distance relocations are complex and require experience to properly complete. With the correct planning and preparation, you can make it a success. Here are some tips to help make your long distance move seamless:

  • Be aware of your schedule and choose delivery dates, windows that best align with your schedule.
  • Invest in protection such as specialized moving boxes and high quality packing materials to maximize protection.
  • Decluttering your space is a great way to save money. Evaluate your items and decide to keep, sell, donate or replace them. Some large and bulky items can be replaced during a move, especially a long distance one where it may not be cost effective to ship them

At FlatRate Moving we understand that every move is unique and requires planning and care for a successful execution. Our goal is to make your moving experience as seamless as possible. We have a team full of highly trained and experienced moving professionals that can tailor your move to meet all of your moving needs. With our expert advice and knowledge we can help you embark on your moving experience with confidence. Regardless of how far you need to go, FlatRate Moving can get you there.