Relocating is one of the necessary evils of life. In fact, it’s more common than you might think. For example, did you know that the average person will move residences more than ten times throughout their life? However, no matter how far you’re planning to move, there are certain requirements on your checklist that need considering for a successful experience. At Jochas Moving & Delivery, we’ve compiled the following guide to make the process as stress-free as possible.

1. Organization Is A Top Priority 

There are many loose ends to think about carefully during the moving process. First, ensure you have all necessary tasks completed in your current home or apartment, such as canceling your lease, transferring the energy/internet service, and updating your forwarding your mail to your new address. Second, consider having a folder with labeled tabs to keep track of all essential documents as well.

2. Start Preparing As Early As Possible

There’s no need to add more anxiety to your plate trying to do everything last-minute. Taking small steps over a series of weeks can make moving more manageable. Start by having a garage sale with any unwanted things or consider donating items to charity. Next, designate areas of your property where you’ll place similar items into boxes or containers. Small items, like hardware, can be put into Ziploc bags and labeled, so they’ll be easy to identify. Finally, if you’re planning to move large or expensive items, designate to our movers which items are the highest priority so that they can be handled with extra caution.

3. Know Where You Want Your Items 

Our experts will handle moving all of your boxes, but you’ll save yourself a big headache if you have a game plan of where you want all your boxes. Labeling allows our movers to place your items in the correct spot (i.e., dishes in the kitchen). Be precise with what’s inside each box. If you have multiple kids, you’ll want to make sure to designate different boxes or containers for their items. Don’t want to pack things yourself? No need to worry! We’ve got you covered if you want us to do it.

4. Be Present On Moving Day

When you hire Jochas Moving & Delivery experts, we put a high priority on your input and happiness. During the packing and moving process, you can feel free to disclose any particular directions about your items. While we handle all your things with the utmost care, it helps if our customers are present to ensure they can transition to their new residence with ease. If you have pets or young children, you may want to consider hiring a babysitter to avoid slowing down the day.

5. Create A Checklist Of All The Items You Need Moving

Having a list of items can be important should something go missing unexpectedly. It can also help establish clear communication with our movers. You could even take it a step further and assign a number next to each box or item. Then, our movers will be able to place your stuff inside your new residence much quicker.

6. Stay In Communication With Our Movers

We want to make your moving and delivery as simple as possible. While we certainly keep our customers informed about all aspects of the moving service, don’t hesitate to keep us in the loop. If you have specific items you may have concerns with, let us know. Are you worried about moving a heavy couch or putting together dinner tables? We have the answer for that as well. Just let us know if you need assembly or disassembly of furniture. Also, it’s an excellent idea to let us know if you have any access restrictions, such as a narrow driveway or if space in an elevator is tight, for example.

7. Have Quick Access For The Essentials

Moving day can be a little chaotic, but you still feel in control by preparing a location for your necessities. Most of your things will be packed away in boxes. However, make sure to have snacks, toothbrushes, toilet paper, and maybe even some extra outfits. That way, you’ll be ready when you need something quickly.

8. Trust Your Moving And Delivery Company

Relocating doesn’t need to be stressful. It’s a lot simpler when you have a group of professionals by your side. Whether you’re moving locally or long-distance, Jochas Moving & Delivery has the experience and customer experience you deserve. We cover all aspects of the moving process and proudly stand by our reputation of working harder, so you don’t have to! Get in touch for more information or to request an estimate.