Your Guide to Preparing for a Move
Spradlin Relocation can assist you with your upcoming move by taking care of all the details. Because there is so much to plan and organize, you can rely on Spradlin Relocation to help you every step of the way.
The key to preparing for a move is planning. Planning and organizing your move will help you alleviate the stress of moving and avoid any surprises. Our guide to moving can help you do just that.
What to Know Before Moving
The relocation process takes anywhere from 90-120 days. During this time, you will need to plan and organize your move. The more organized you are, the less stressed you will be. When using a professional mover, be aware that the summer months are the busiest, so be sure to contact your Bekins agent 30 to 45 days before your preferred move dates so that you are not disappointed.
A Box for Everything
Whether you are moving paintings or clothes, there is probably a box made specifically for your items. It is best to create an inventory of your possessions and purchase the number of boxes you think you will need and add a few more just in case. It’s better to have too many than to try and find somewhere to put items that don’t fit. There is a lot to be said for the efficiency of loading regularly shaped boxes in a moving truck. You can transport more possessions per square foot if they are all neatly boxed and ready to go.
Your choice of boxes will vary depending on your items. The standard cube box comes in several sizes, but there are also some great options for oddly shaped items, including:
- Wardrobe Boxes
- Telescope Boxes
- Lamp Boxes
- Mattress Boxes
- Dish & Glassware Boxes
The right-sized box for the right item can prevent damage and help you keep better track of what is in each container. Some specialty styles, like wardrobe boxes, act like portable closets with hanging rods and easy-to-open flaps. Dish and glassware boxes are excellent for reducing breakage. Gone are the days of newspaper stuffing and asking your grocery store for spare boxes.
Moving with Children
A move can be especially taxing for children. Here are some helpful tips to ease their concerns and make your move easier:
- Let them pack their own special box of belongings.
- Discuss their fears and worries about the move.
- Get them involved - this will help alleviate some of your child's stress about moving to a new place.
Be sure they are not there on moving day, as they may become upset that their things being loaded on the truck. We suggest that they spend the day with family or friends to minimize their anxiety about the move. Proper planning will help your children in the transition to your new home and community.