Five Things You Can Do to
Prepare for Moving Day
Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. You’re about to have a new space, maybe bigger or maybe even the first you can call your own, so it’s fun to dream up all the ways to make it a place you can truly call home. But then, there’s the preparation — the rummaging through all your stuff (and when did you get all this stuff, right?), deciding what you want to keep or throw out, the packing, and organizing.
BT is here to help you make that whole process that you loathe hassle-free. Check out our step-by-step guide on what to do when you move, along with tips for preparing to move.
1. Movers or Moving Truck?
One of your first big decisions — after, of course, deciding where you’re going to live— is whether you want to hire movers or move on your own (likely with some reluctant friends). Hiring movers will come at a higher price tag, depending on how much you want them to do. Another factor to consider is your timeline. Obviously, if you are moving yourself, you’ll have your things at hand ready to move in and out. On the other hand, movers may not arrive when you do and may take a few weeks to get to you.
2. Start Packing and Stay Organized
Packing for a move is likely the worst part of the whole process. You may not be sure where to begin since you’ll need some items in the interim and can’t stow them away in boxes quite yet. First, binge watch Marie Kondo’s Netflix show and get rid of all the things that you no longer want or need. Once your purge is done, get your packing tape and boxes. Some stores will let you have leftover shipping boxes if you ask. If you’ve got a clear vision of where all your things will go in your new home, you may want to pack by room. If you’re not quite sure, you may want to take the pack by category approach here, too. Any which way you choose, the key is to label all of your boxes by their content.
3. Set Up Your Basics
Be sure to get your basics set up in your new home and disconnected in your old space. That may include water, electricity and gas. And, if you can’t live a day without the Internet, make sure to call BT to schedule your move. Call early!!! Moving season is upon us and BT becomes very busy with installations during May and June.
4. Clean, Clean, Clean
It may be your least favorite chore, but it’s always nice to leave your old space clean for the incoming residents. Mop those floors, scrub that tub, and don’t forget the oven. This will likely help maximize your security deposit also…just saying. Make your old space shine again! It’s also probably a good idea to clean your new space in case of any allergens or just for peace of mind.
5. Settle In
Find a place in your new home for all your old things. Try unpacking by room or by things you might want or need first. You might even be able to get it done in one day. Because you called ahead and already have BT connected in your new spot, once done, settle in and unwind by chilling out to some tunes or streaming your favorite shows.