The decision has been made and the date has been set. Your move is quickly approaching and you have no idea where to start packing up your home. As James Island movers, we have years of experience and have helped hundreds of families through this process.  While it may seem overwhelming, taking these steps will ensure you have a smooth and successful relocation.

  • Schedule Your Move- The first step is to contact your moving company. No matter what time of the year you are moving, it’s a good idea to get your move scheduled at least a month in advance.
  • Transfer Your Utilities- Before you move, it’s imperative that you schedule the cancellation of your old services and set up your new utilities. Be sure to contact your utility provider 3-4 weeks in advance and let them know when you will be moving out.  Then, research the utility companies in your new town and have those set up a couple days before move in.
  • Purge, Purge, Purge- The best way to reduce the stress of moving is to reduce the amount that you need to move. Many Americans have a large number of belongings that they do not use or even want anymore. If you haven’t touched it in a year, chances are you won’t miss it. Donate or toss any of those items that are just adding clutter rather than value to your home.
  • Delegate- It’s a great idea to get your whole family involved with the moving process. Delegating different tasks to the family is a great way to ensure that no one person is too overwhelmed and it can be a great way to get kids involved and excited about the move.

These moving tips are a great way to get your move started. For more moving tips and to learn more about our James Island residential moving services, contact the professionals at Azalea Moving & Storage. Call or visit our website to get your FREE quote today!