Deciding if you're purchasing new appliances or moving your current appliances from your previous home to your new residence is one of many important questions when it comes to moving. Here are some questions and helpful tips for when you are deciding on what to do with your appliances during the move.
Go over your purchase agreement: Before you make any concrete decisions regarding moving your appliances, make sure to go over the purchase agreement with your realtor. As per the agreement, you may be obligated to leave all or specific appliances in your previous home. More often than not, appliances that are built in such as the dishwashers or ovens are included with the purchase of the home. However, your standalone...
The time has come, you're finally moving to another state. Perhaps you're a college grad ready to support yourself, maybe you're a parent who has a great job opportunity. Whatever the case may be, there's no point in sugarcoating that the next couple of months are going to be stressful. This post is to help alleviate some of that stress by addressing some of the more common concerns that come with moving to another state.
When it comes to the costs that surround moving to another state, what you pack with you is going to be one of the strongest factors. Packing, shipping, and actually getting your big, heavy furniture through the door...
Conventional moves tend to be planned several months in advance. This time allows you to prepare for the finances, the packing, the job searching, and everything else typically involved with moving to a new location. However, sometimes life throws surprises at us, and we find ourselves having to prepare for a move in less than a month. If you're somebody who is preparing to leave your home and don't have that several month cushion to prepare, these are some tips to help streamline your fast move.
1. Start Packing As Early As You Can
No pressure, but every second is going to count when you have to do a fast move. Packing will always take...
Moving Day Crunchtime is officially here with 2 weeks left to go! This is the time to wrap up any loose ends before the big day arrives. If you haven't been following our advice lately, then now is the time to PANIC!
2 Weeks Before Moving Day
With only two weeks left, the more arduous tasks like packing and choosing a moving company have most likely been resolved. Your final tasks are sure to be much less stress-inducing, but they are still important.
That big move that you found out about earlier this year is approaching, and you have just a month or less left to go! Now is the time to take care of some very important business so you won't go into panic mode when the big day is only a week away.
Six Weeks Prior to Moving Day
When you have this much time left, it may still feel like you have plenty of time to get things done. However, the longer you wait, the more you'll have to do when there just isn't enough time to get it all done in an orderly fashion.
When preparing for a big move, there are lots of things to do and keep track of. The key to an easy and successful move is to be prepared. We have found that the best way to do this is to keep a solid lengthy checklist of everything that needs to be done in the weeks leading up to the move, the days before the move, and the day of the move. These are some of the things you may want to include in your checklist:
1. When you pack, remember to separate the things you will need on the first and second days at your new home. Individuals oftentimes pack everything up in boxes including things like toothbrushes, cell phone chargers, and deodorant which you will need on your first day...
You just found out you are going to need to move within the next year, so what do you do? Whatever you do, don't panic. With months to go, we have provided a timeline for you that should help you stay on track. Taking care of these now is sure to save you plenty of time when crunch time arrives sooner than you expect.
2+ Months Prior to Moving Day
There are a few things that would help you in the long-run if you do them at least 2 months ahead of moving day. It is important to get a head start on things like purging belongings you don't need/ want/ use, looking up moving companies in your area, and taking care of family matters like your kids' school records.
Being in the business of moving, one thing we can say at Agility Van Lines is that we are big fans of staying organized. No successful move occurs without proper organization. It begins well before we arrive at your door to load the truck. It begins even before the packing starts. Organizing your belongings should start as soon as you realize moving is inevitable. From that point forward, try to think of your belongings in terms of categories. The best way to do this is to create a home inventory checklist.
What is an inventory checklist?
To keep track of all the items in your household that you have decided to keep and relocate on moving day, it's...
If you have come to the conclusion that you need to move, the first step is to plan a moving budget. Moving expenses add up. Preparing for your move, finalizing the move, and the move itself all add to the budget. There are Moving Supplies, truck rentals, fuel costs, mover's fees, possible airfare, and hidden costs that you can't foresee right now, which make it extremely important to set aside time to work on your moving budget.
Create a Template
When creating a budget, you have to plan your expenses with educated guesses about how much things are going to cost and making a checklist. Predicted expenses nearly always differ from actual expenses. It will help...
Careful planning and choosing a move date can help people move to new homes more efficiently and avoid losing any belongings. Packing may seem like a huge task, but this project becomes more manageable when families split it into multiple steps well before moving day arrives. This is not a task you want to wait until the last minute to start. People usually gain better results and endure a much smoother move when they get started weeks in advance.
What to Keep
Moving provides a great opportunity to discard things that are no longer needed. This will reduce packing and...
The thought of packing up your whole life into a seemingly endless stream of cardboard boxes is one of the most dreaded aspects of moving. Most people don't realize just how much stuff they accumulate over the years until it's time for a big move. Packing is an overwhelming task, so we're here to keep things in perspective with our top five best practices.
Have Supplies Handy
You don't want to get started packing without the essential items that make it all possible. First, accumulate as many boxes as you can. Whether you need to hit up local grocery or department stores, or take some off your...
Peak moving season is right around the corner as May is quickly approaching. If you are moving now, you may be able to land a good deal on professional moving services. That is because most people wait until the school year is over to finalize a move. Already know when the movers will arrive? Then you need to follow our top 10 tips for ensuring the best moving day ever!
Perhaps the first thing you should do is one of the more time-consuming tasks–preparing an inventory list of all the items you are moving. This comes in handy when you are ready to organize everything into place in your...
Although it may seem that packing and physically moving your belongings is the worst part about moving, coordinating the entire thing is no easy task (we recommend using a checklist). You can't just pack up and move whenever you feel like it; there are factors to consider that lie outside your control. If you are renting, for example, you may not be able to move out until you fulfill your obligation of occupation–typically for one year to avoid incurring penalties. If you are moving into another rental unit, you need to wait until your next apartment is ready. If you are selling, you need a buyer to take your home off your hands at a reasonable price. Answer these questions to get a feel for how to time your move.
When packing for a big move the closets are some of the last areas that you purge. Before you go shoving as much as you can into whatever boxes you have left, we have some tips for an easier approach.
The first thing you should do when preparing for a move is to separate items for donation. There are probably a few pieces in your closet right now that you have not worn in years just wishing to be put to use. Gather as many items as you can collect that you no longer fit in or need and schedule a donation pick up with a preferred charity. This not only lessens the amount you need to pack, it saves your new closet space and is an environmentally-...
When packing and getting ready to move, time is of the essence. We have to consider move-in dates, other people's schedules, and time sensitive deadlines. However, patience and planning is key when it comes to packing, especially when it comes to fragile items.
There have been countless stories of people breaking fragile items due to poor packing, being unaware, or simply making careless mistakes. Fragile items cause the most heartbreak because they tend to hold sentimental value or can be rather expensive.
Welcome to Agility Van Lines! We are one of the most reputable interstate moving companies around. We are trusted by countless families across the country. We make even the most difficult moving job seem simple, at least for you! Whether you're moving from one state to the next or across the country, Agility Van Lines has you covered.