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Are You Move-In Day Ready?

Moving to a new location can be a stressful time filled with a million questions and seemingly no one has any answers. Because of this, we at Movers Springfield have created a move-in checklist to help you stay relaxed and on top of your transition to your new home. We will try our best to answer any questions you may have with our detailed step by step guide.

Move-In Day

Be Fully Prepared with All the Right Items

  • If you booked a container it should be fully filled before your move-in day especially if you have a morning pickup for your it.
  • Have a talk with your moving team at the beginning of the day to go over the important information so everyone is on the same page.
  • If you rented a truck be sure to get to the rental location early to avoid any long lines that may put your move behind schedule. If you hired any helpers, be sure to allow yourself an hour to pick up the truck so you can get back in time.

What to do if You Hired Movers

If you hired help you can sit back, manage the progress, and let them do all the heavy lifting. It may feel a bit awkward, but that’s exactly what they were hired to do: move your items. If you want something done differently, don’t be afraid to speak up. It’s your items they’re moving and no one wants to be the cause of any accidental mishaps. If you’re moving into the Springfield, Illinois area then you may want to consider hiring us at Movers Springfield. We are a dedicated local moving company stationed in Springfield IL and that we offer competitive prices, perform respected work, and we do so by hiring honest, trustworthy employees. Our staff is well trained and we come ready & equipped with moving and packing jobs of all sizes.

What to do if You Didn’t Hire Movers

Get ready to hope your friends arrive. You may want to stretch and mentally prepare yourself for the difficulties you might face like being at the downside of a couch in a stairwell hoping your friend doesn’t let go. It’s going to be a long day, so be sure to stay hydrated and nimble.

Unload and Label your stuff Efficiently

If you made a game plan during the packing phase back in Week Three on which rooms boxes go in, then you may want to label the doors in the new place based on your plan to make it even easier. This will keep you organized and ensure your movers get the right boxes into the right rooms of your new home.

To Tip or Not to Tip the Hired Help

Movers do not usually expect a tip for their work because, unlike other gratuity based jobs, professional movers usually get paid a baseline wage by their bosses. Tipping can still be an important consideration for a few reasons. It can be used to show above average satisfaction with their work. Buying a pizza for the move-in crew would be a great way to show appreciation and it may be a bit cheaper than tipping them. Hardly anyone will turn down free food especially if they’ve just been doing a lot of heavy lifting.

We at Movers Springfield know how stressful moving can be so let us help you move smoothly into our Springfield, Illinois area so you can relax. We hope our checklist helps and that you’ll continue to our “Post Move-In Follow Up” article.

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Moving Out in 1 Week?

Moving to a new location can be a stressful time filled with a million questions and seemingly no one has any answers. Because of this, we at Movers Springfield have created a move-in checklist to help you stay relaxed and on top of your transition to your new home. We will try our best to answer any questions you may have with our detailed step by step guide.

Moving Out T Minus One Week

Do the Mandatory Cleanups of Your Old Place

It’s always nice to leave the old property in great shape for any new homeowners, but for renters, it’s vital to do a few things to increase the chance of earning your security deposit back. After your home has been emptied, make sure you patch and paint holes in the walls so you won’t be charged for any simple repairs. If there is anything your landlord requires, be sure to arrange this before you leave.

Prioritize the Right Cleanups for your New Place

Cleaning is the next big task on our moving checklist. If you can get into your new home, we highly suggest that you head over before moving in and give it a good, deep cleaning. A few areas that may need to be cleaned as soon as possible.

  • Kitchen Cabinets: Cleaning these is a great way to eliminate any dirt, grease, and dust from a previous owner and the cabinets will be easier to clean while they are still empty.
  • Refrigerator and Refrigerator Fan: It isn’t usually at the top of a to do list to completely empty and clean out a fridge; all the more reason to clean it out now while it is empty. After cleaning and sanitizing the inside, be sure to check the vent on the back of the appliance. Sometimes the fan collects an excess of dust that can build up over time and hurt the efficiency of the refrigerator.
  • Outside and Inside the Stove: You can buy cleaning supplies or just use water, baking soda, and vinegar.
  • Washing Machine: Run a regular cycle with bleach to clean the drum, but don’t forget to clean where the detergent is poured. This wet space can breed mold and mildew so it’s important to take a look inside before washing your first load of laundry.
  • Bathtub and Tub Jets: Mold and mildew can build up in bathtubs and their jets so it’s a good idea to clean these before bathing. Just fill the tub with water and cleaning solution until the water level is above the jets. Then turn on the pump and the cleaning solution will run through the jets and eliminate any old buildup.

This is also a great time to set up an appointment with a locksmith to re-key the locks shortly after your successful move in.

We at Movers Springfield know how stressful moving can be so let us help you move smoothly into our Springfield, Illinois area so you can relax. We hope our checklist helps and that you’ll continue to our “Moving Day” article.

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Moving Out in 3 Weeks?

Moving to a new location can be a stressful time filled with a million questions and seemingly no one has any answers. Because of this, we at Movers Springfield have created a move-in checklist to help you stay relaxed and on top of your transition to your new home. We will try our best to answer any questions you may have with our detailed step by step guide.

Moving Out T Minus Three Weeks

If You Rent a Truck, Figure out Which One and Its Size

Now that we’re three weeks out from move in day, it’s time to rent out the truck. The kind of truck you rent will be different depending on the distance as well as the number of things you’re moving from your former location to your new one. You might want to shop around to see which day will be the least expensive and to find the best deals.

Who Should You Hire to Move Your Stuff

This is the easiest question to answer! You can check out HireAHelper to help with your heavy lifting.  You can find local movers to help on your moving day so you won’t have to break a sweat. If you’re moving into the Springfield, Illinois area, contact us at Movers Springfield.

Officially Time to Start Packing

It’s finally time to pack those boxes and since you already found out where to get cheap or even free boxes, you can go and pick up all your moving supplies. If you need help packing or are not sure what supplies to get, consider contacting us. Our team understands that using inadequate supplies may serve little to zero protection for long rides that involve unfinished routes which may feature road potholes or abrupt turns. Our materials not only will secure your belongings throughout the transport process but will protect your merchandise from any potential issues that could arise.

Make Sure You Know What You Can’t Transport Via Moving Truck

Here’s a short list of items that moving trucks either can’t or shouldn’t transport.

  • Nonsurvivable items like plants, frozen foods, most kinds of produce
  • Non-allowable items like gasoline, paint and pool chemicals, aerosol cans, and pesticides.
  • Irreplaceable items like monetary and sentimental valuables, tax returns, dental/medical records, official documents, works of art, and electronics.

Sure, the list of items may be long, but you do have a move in to look forward to so it’s good to take the necessary steps to make sure you, your stuff, and your truck all make it safely to your new destination.

How to Pack Strange Objects

Not everything you own will fit perfectly into a cardboard box, so here are some ways to pack those difficult yet important items.

  • Pots and Pans: Take a few dishtowels and line the inside of your largest pot. Then stack another pot into the first one and line its inside with more dishtowels. This will ensure that the pots and pans all stay together, but you won’t scratch the insides.
  • Mirrors: Carefully wrap it in brown paper and add packing paper for any extra needed protection.

We at Movers Springfield know how stressful moving can be so let us help you move smoothly into our Springfield, Illinois area so you can relax. We hope our checklist helps and that you’ll continue to our “Moving Out T Minus One Week” article.

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Moving Out in 4 Weeks?

Moving to a new location can be a stressful time filled with a million questions and seemingly no one has any answers. Because of this, we at Movers Springfield have created a move-in checklist to help you stay relaxed and on top of your transition to your new home. We will try our best to answer any questions you may have with our detailed step by step guide.

Moving Out T Minus Four Weeks

Start Notifying Businesses About Your Move

Four weeks before the big day is a great time to tell the necessary people or companies about your resettlement. These people may include:

  • Local Schools
  • Bank/credit companies
  • Current Landlord
  • Government Agencies
  • Utility Companies
  • Anywhere you hold subscriptions
  • Anyone who may be sending you important documents in the next few months
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Companies

Of course, you’ll want to give them your new address if you will still be using their services.

Collect Moving Boxes

Boxes are a necessity when it comes to moving out and there are plenty of ways of getting cheap if not free boxes. No matter where you find your boxes always be sure that the boxes you use are clean and in good shape. There is no point in getting boxes if your stuff is only going to end up dirty or crushed. Since you have quite a bit of time before the big day you won’t have to quickly throw things into boxes and can instead pack by an organized plan. This plan could consist of packing items according to the room they belong in, by size, or some other method. No matter how you pack, always label your boxes as clearly and as detailed as you think they need to be to ensure a smooth unpacking. If you need help packing, give us at Movers Springfield a call. Our team understands how to pack appropriately and efficiently and our process not only creates maximum security for your belongings, but our packing will guarantee no damage is done to your property. Decluttering and organizing prior to packing is essential to eliminating unnecessary boxes for a move. Our Movers Springfield professional packing service will use the least amount of boxes possible for your upcoming move so you’ll have less to stress about during unpacking.

Buy Furniture to be Delivered or Built

Purchasing furniture now ensures that there is plenty of time for it to be delivered to your new place as you’re ready to move in. You can sell your oversized, old furniture so then you won’t have to drag it to your new home and can instead get new furniture that will fit right in. If you have the furniture shipped to your new address, you won’t have to worry about moving them. It’s okay if the items are backordered or will take time to shift as you still have a month to before the big move in day.

We at Movers Springfield know how stressful moving can be so let us help you move smoothly into our Springfield, Illinois area so you can relax. We hope our checklist helps and that you’ll continue to our “Moving Out T Minus Three Weeks” article.

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Moving Out in Six Weeks?

Moving to a new location can be a stressful time filled with a million questions and seemingly no one has any answers. Because of this, we at Movers Springfield have created a move-in checklist to help you stay relaxed and on top of your transition to somewhere new. We will try our best to answer any questions you may have with our detailed step by step guide.

Moving Out T-Minus Six Weeks

The first part of any move is to understand what type of move it will be. Moves usually fall into one of three categories.

  • Full Service Move: You don’t have to move a single box since professional movers will take care of loading and driving. Your choice of movers will depend on a few aspects like budget and timeline.
  • Do it Yourself Move: This is exactly what it sounds like. You rent a truck, load it, and then drive it to the next location either by yourself or with a few willing friends.
  • The Hybrid Move: You hire movers to load and/or unload the vehicle, but you drive and rent the truck.

Each category has its own pros and cons and there are various online websites to help you in every aspect of the moving process from budgeting to reserving movers and/or a truck. Which brings us to the next point.

Start Thinking About Reserving Movers and a Truck

If you’re renting a truck, be sure to compare your various options. We at Movers Springfield can help you move seamlessly into the Springfield, Illinois area. You can check out learn more about our rates by visiting https://moversinspringfieldil.com or calling (217) 280-4665. You don’t have to worry about booking movers yet. In fact, depending on if you’re wanting to book a full service move or just some hired help, people usually have about three weeks before the move to do it.

Think About Renting a Container

           Container moves can be perfect for certain situations especially if the new property is not ready to be moved into yet. Various online container guides can lay out the pros and cons to help answer whether a container move is a good fit. Fun fact: many moving companies will store your container for a month for free.

Get Rid of Unnecessary Stuff Before Packing

This is a great idea for numerous reasons. Doing this step will ensure that you have less to pack up and move and less to unpack and organize into a new place. An easy way to purge is to keep a small box in each room of your house to put broken or never used items. These boxes will then be ready to be donated or thrown away. Garage sales or selling the items online is an excellent way to get rid of items and make some last-minute cash too.

We at Movers Springfield know how stressful moving can be so let us help you move smoothly into our Springfield, Illinois area so you can relax. We hope our checklist helps and that you’ll continue to our “Moving Out T Minus Four Weeks” article.