This is a guest post from Tri-State Moving Systems, a local moving company located in York, PA. We love making moving across town an easy experience for all involved.
Moving is no fun. Especially when you have to pack up all your stuff just to move to another apartment across town. Maybe you've had a change in salary that allows you to move into an apartment in a nicer neighborhood. Perhaps you just got married and are moving in together, or you just had a baby and need an extra room. Thankfully moving across town doesn't require as much paperwork or preparation as moving out of state. But don’t let that catch you off guard, or let you procrastinate packing.
Here are a few tips to streamline your move.
- Contact a local moving company if you have a LOT of possessions, particularly heavy things. Getting a professional involved can save you a lot of headaches, and back aches. You can get fairly inexpensive rates, and it’s a good option if you don’t have lots of friends and family nearby to help you.
- Leave your clothing on hangers and cover them in trash bag to keep them from getting dirty and disorganized. If you can leave your clothes in the dresser drawers too it’ll save a lot of time later.
- Don’t buy boxes to move items – take advantage of buckets and containers you might already have available. If you still need boxes, check out a local grocery store and see if they will let you take some boxes at the end of the day.
- Donate anything and everything you don’t like, want, use, or care about. Moving is the perfect time to de-clutter your life! If you want to make some money off it, you can host a yard sale.
- Pack a box of essential items that you’ll want immediately after moving in: screwdriver, tape, hammer, nails, rags, cleaner, toilet paper, and disposable tableware for dinner that night.
Of course even with moving across town, make sure you update your bank accounts, credit cards, driver’s license, etc. with your new information and address, and tell your friends and family your new address. All in all, keep a positive attitude and enjoy your new home!