Pro Tips to Make Your Move a Breeze

If moving we’re easy, the world would definitely be a much better place. Unfortunately, it’s not — but there are ways to skip some of the hassle. That way, you can relax and enjoy the journey life has in store.

MAKE A CHECKLIST

Moving requires a lot of time and organization. Good Guys is happy to take on some of those responsibilities, but a checklist never hurts.

PACK AS YOU GO

Unless you’re moving on the fly, you’ll likely have a few weeks to think about packing. Take your time and pack as you go. Getting things together can be a daunting task, so check things off your list here and there when you have some spare time. Because if you cram all of your packing into one day, it can add to the stress of moving. If you just plain loathe the idea of packing yourself, give the Good Guys a call and we’ll take care of it.

CHILL OUT

Don’t let stress overwhelm you. Deadline pressure can make a person go crazy. Remember to periodically stop and take a deep breath. If a move starts to get the better of you, give Good Guys a call, because your mental health is more important than getting furniture from point A to point B.

YOU CAN HOLD ONTO THOSE MEMORIES

We all hold sentimental feelings towards our homes in some form or fashion. Before you walk through your home for the last time, take a video with your family. You can talk about memories you made there and years down the road, you have a tangible reflection on this chapter in your life.

BE MINDFUL OF HOW YOU PACK BOXES

One of the more risky habits we see during our moves is customers who cram boxes full of heavy belongings. Books and dishes can often weigh boxes down to the point where they are likely to bust open. No one wants their stuff broken, so be mindful of how you’re packing your boxes. Good Guys has a variety of boxes on hands to fit your needs.

DON’T BE A PACK RAT

We don’t want to see you on the next episode of Hoarders. As you’re packing, get rid of the stuff you don’t want or use. It will save you a lot of hassle on the back end of the move. You could even make some money off of those items by having a yard sale — or donate them to charity.

NO NEED TO PACK YOUR CLOSET

Clothes are a tricky thing to move. They can get wrinkled or dragged on the ground, which just creates more work for you when you end up at your new place. At Good Guys, we provide wardrobe boxes. They ensure your clothes stay clean, wrinkle-free, and fresh from load to unload.

GO OVER THE DETAILS OF YOUR MOVE

Before the movers show up, give the moving company a call to make sure all the details are ironed out. Do you live in a third story apartment? Are you moving heavy items like a gun safe or piano? Those factors can change the outlook of your move, so it’s better to review your estimate with a professional before the truck arrives. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff at Good Guys is happy to go through the details with you.

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