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Best Moving Tips

Top Moving Tips to Make Your Move Stress-Free

Moving can be a stressful experience, with the physical and emotional strain it causes, but with the following moving hacks and tips, it doesn’t have to be.

Create A List

One of the most important things you can do is create a to-do list. This will help you stay organized and ensure that nothing gets overlooked in the transition to your new home. Your list should include all tasks related to your move, such as packing your belongings, canceling existing services, and setting up new services at your new house. Having an organized list of things to do can provide you with a sense of accomplishment as you check items off one by one. By being aware of the tasks that need to be completed before and after moving day, you will be better prepared for an efficient move.

A good moving checklist and list of Phone Numbers commonly needed to cancel services or change your service address, and a budget will help you take charge of your major move and make things a lot easier in the long run.


Before moving day, decluttering your space to get rid of any unwanted items is a smart move. This will save you time and money on packing materials and transportation costs. Start by sorting through items that you no longer need or use, and consider donating them or discarding them. This will also help you get organized for unpacking when you get to the new place.

Getting rid of things you no longer want or need is also a great way to save money on boxes and supplies since you’ll only need to pack what you actually plan on taking with you. Go through your closets, drawers, and other storage spaces to donate or discard any unwanted household items before starting the packing process.

Pack Before Your Move Day

It’s incredibly important when your moving truck arrives that everything is packed and ready to go. While it can be tempting to leave a room or two unpacked till the day of the move, that’s a recipe for disaster as you won’t have the time that day you think you’ll have.

Need professional help? We provide discounted packing services so you don’t have to.

Measure Spaces

Before you even start packing, take a few measurements of your furniture and the doorways in your new home. This will help you determine which pieces will fit through the door and into the house, as well as how much space you have to work with. Make sure to measure any long-distance shipping containers before they are filled to make sure everything fits inside. By taking these steps, you can make sure that your move is as smooth and efficient as possible.

Moving can be an exciting time, but it can also be very overwhelming, but taking the time to do precise measurements will help make your move much smoother. Measuring all of your doorways, staircases, and hallways will help you be sure that any large or awkward items can fit through them without issue.

Pack Essentials Last

Essentials are things that you “touch” every day. Your essential items should include anything you may need during the move, including toiletries, medications, important documents, cleaning supplies, valuables, chargers, and a change of clothes. It’s a good idea to keep a small bag or box of these personal items separate from the rest of your belongings so that it is easy to grab when needed. You can even take your valuables, like jewelry or other small items in a small bag and carry it in your purse or some other type of tote or box that you keep close to you. The last thing you want is to lose your medication or jewelry that’s been passed down through generations.

Make sure you keep your first aid kit handy, just in case of accidents while moving.

Moving tip: Straws and toilet paper rolls are a great way to pack necklaces by using them to string the chain, so it doesn’t get tangled.
Another thing to keep on hand is plastic bags of various sizes. You can line boxes with plastic bags, like garbage bags, to protect curtains and other essential items that are important to keep clean during moving. Bags can also hold any small bolts or screws that hold big furniture items together. If you hire a moving company, they’ll take care of the disassembling, packing, and moving of your heavy items.

Packing toiletries last and together ensures you have easy access to them after the move.

Foods: It’s important to consider how to properly transport any perishable food items. Any food that’s not non-perishable should be consumed or disposed of prior to the move. There are several ways to transport these items safely, such as using an insulated cooler with ice packs or a temperature-controlled vehicle. If you’re packing your own food items, be sure to wrap them securely and label each container with the contents and expiration date. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your perishables stay safe during your move.

We work with Move For Hunger and are willing to donate your unwanted food items so they don’t go to waste.

Remove Lightbulbs

One important thing to remember when packing is to remove light bulbs from any lamps or other fixtures. Light bulbs tend to break when moving, so it’s best to take them out beforehand.

You’ll need to ensure that the items are properly packaged and labeled, so they don’t get damaged during transport. When possible, use bubble wrap or another type of cushioning material to protect the bulbs from damage. Taking these few simple steps can help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. Bubble wrap is handy to have when you pack plates, glassware, etc., that have sentimental value to the family, and a little bit goes a long way. You can also use dish towels to insulate the fragile bulbs.

Packing Liquids – When you pack liquids all bottles should be sealed properly and wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap for extra protection. If you are packing wine, you should use special cardboard shippers to ensure that the bottles do not break during transport. Liquids should also be placed in boxes or bins that can be secured so they won’t spill while being moved. Finally, make sure to mark any containers that contain liquids so they can be easily identified upon arrival at your new house. Don’t pack liquids and knives or other sharp objects in the same box.

Note: Professional movers may not allow liquids to be transported in their moving trucks.

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When you’re about to move, contact us to give you as much or as little help as you need, from packing and unloading to storage options. Whether you need local movers or the best long distance moving companies, call Just-In Time Moving & Storage today at (480) 213-0395 to discuss your move and get a free mover’s quote.

Hire Professional Movers

Hiring experienced movers can make your move much easier and less stressful than a self-move. Professional movers are well-equipped to handle even the most difficult moves and can provide efficient loading and unloading services. Movers have access to moving trucks and the right equipment to ensure that your items are moved safely and securely. There is usually an additional cost associated with hiring movers, but the peace of mind and convenience they offer are often worth it.

Choosing the Right Moving Company

A self-move requires renting a moving truck, along with other expenses, such as packing supplies and insurance. Having professionals take over the physical move and pack, prepare those difficult-to-wrap items, and carry the heavy stuff is one of the silver linings of a move.

When selecting a moving company, some are better quality than others. Don’t be surprised by hidden fees, and make sure you’re aware of all the fees associated with the move before signing any contracts. Ask about additional services such as packing, unpacking, storage, and insurance in order to get the best value for your money. Doing so can help you avoid any unwanted surprises once the move is underway.

Having an extra set of hands can help to speed up the process and ensure that things are handled correctly. Research local companies thoroughly before hiring them, and look for reviews from other customers who have used their services before. With the right team (and moving hacks) on your side, you can have an easier move and more enjoyable one.

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Packing Supplies

Packing supplies are essential to any move. Sturdy moving boxes and paper will help keep your belongings safe during travel.

Moving Boxes: Having multiple sizes of boxes can help with your packing. We offer small boxes at 1.5 cubic feet, medium boxes at 3 cubic feet, large boxes at 4.5 cubic feet, extra large boxes at 6 cubic feet, and wardrobe boxes. We also provide bundles of boxes for different size moves at discounted prices.

We provide free delivery and will buy back your unused boxes.

And while it may be tempting to grab whatever boxes you can, when it comes time to load the truck, all those boxes of different shapes and sizes create challenges in using the space efficiently. It’s a bit like playing Tetris, getting everything on the truck and nested together well so things don’t move (and break) during transit.

Packing Paper: This is an essential item to have on hand when moving. It can be used to help protect your fragile items from getting scratched or broken during the move. It can also be used to help fill in any empty space in boxes, reducing the risk of items shifting and breaking during transit. It can provide a layer of cushioning for heavier items and make packing easier in general. Be sure to have plenty of packing paper available when you start your move – it will make the process much smoother!

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Storage Options

One of the most important moving tips is to plan for storage. Depending on your situation, you may need to store some items for a certain period of time, or you may need to store all of your belongings until you can move into your new place. In either case, it’s best to do some research and find a reputable storage facility that meets your needs. Make sure that the items you plan to store are properly packed and sealed so they remain safe and secure during their time in storage. Additionally, be sure to document any items before they are placed in storage so you know exactly what is being stored and where it is located. Taking these steps will help make sure that your possessions are stored safely and securely until you can collect them.

Moving and storage are two of the most important aspects of a successful move. Moving can be stressful and overwhelming, so it’s important to plan ahead in order to make the process as smooth as possible. The first step is to decide what items will go with you and what you’ll store. Depending on how much time and money you have available, it may be worthwhile to invest in professional storage solutions. Some moving companies, including Just-In Time Moving & Storage, offer packing services and storage services that can help you get organized quickly and efficiently. When making the decision about storage, consider factors such as access to the unit, convenience, security, and cost. By planning ahead and taking all the necessary precautions, you can make your move smoother.

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