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What to Expect on Moving Day – Tips on Using a Storage Unit to Declutter Your Home

You are undoubtedly expecting smooth sailing for your move if you have prepared well for it by doing the following:

  • You have chosen a moving company in your area,
  • You have filled in the paperwork,
  • You have made sure that you are able to move in on your specified day, and
  • You have packed up all your belongings.

Here is what else you can expect on your moving day:

  1. The Movers Show Up at The Right Time:

If you have asked your moving company to be at your house at 9 am, then make sure you get up a few hours earlier to get everything ready. To avoid chaos, have all the boxes packed and marked so that the movers can get going as soon as they arrive.

  1. Clear the Space of Any Clutter:

Movers will be coming in and out of your home for anything from one hour to a full day, so make the process as efficient as possible by clearing the route that they will follow from clutter.

  1. Get Paperwork Ready:

You may have important documentation such as travel tickets and hotel reservations as part of your move. Have everything readied in a file.

  1. Move Out Cleaning:

Consider the state that your home will be left in for the following person. You might want to consider hiring a cleaning company to mop the floors and clean all the surfaces after you’ve moved or you may opt to keep cleaning utensils and materials ready so that you can do this yourself once all of your belongings have been removed from your home.

  1. Supervise the Process:

As the client, you are in charge of overseeing the moving process. Stay with the movers and make sure they understand which boxes have fragile items, which boxes should be moved together, and so forth. Check in with the driver of the moving vehicle to ensure he or she knows where to go.

Investing in a storage unit is a great way to declutter your home before you move. Here are three tips to make the most out of your storage unit and the decluttering exercise:

  1. Make A List:

Go to each room of your home and make a list of the things that you would like to move to your storage unit. This may seem self-explanatory, but many people forget about the items in their home that they don’t use very often. Everything that you don’t use very often and do not want to sell at this point should be added to the list.

  1. Categorize According to Seasons:

There are probably a lot of clothing items, outdoor sports kit and other items that are only used during certain seasons. One of the best ways to declutter your home is to group winter clothes and items into a storage unit during the summer months, and then rotate the items as the seasons change. This will free a lot of space in your home and make sure unused items are out of the way when they aren’t needed.

  1. Throw Away the Junk

Any decluttering exercise is bound to highlight a lot of stuff that your family no longer uses. Throw away old and broken items (and donate the rest to charity!)

By using Isaac’s storage units in Boston, Philadelphia, and Houston, your home will be decluttered within the shortest amount of time. Whether you need help to move or whether you need to rent a storage unit, contact us today.

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