We’ve learned a lot over the years about how to provide a quick and safe moving experience for those in Albuquerque. If you’re interested in learning how you can help yourself get organized and prepared for moving day, you may want to consider some of our personal suggestions listed below.
When you move, you’ll need to be sure that all of your service plans are ready and working once you move into your new space. The easiest way to get this done is to call and inform your utility, phone, cable, and Internet providers of the date of your move and your new address so they can plan accordingly to switch their services. We recommend sending your change of address forms at least two weeks before your move, and canceling or changing over any publication subscriptions you would like to keep receiving once you move in.
When booking your move, we suggest trying to schedule your move in the morning. With the transportation of your belongings completed by the early afternoon, it will allow you ample time to begin unpacking in your new home and get to know the surroundings of your new neighborhood while there is still light outside.
To make identifying your belongings easier for movers, we suggest creating labels for each moving box. Be sure to include the room items came from, as well as a listing of the items included in the box. We also recommend that you either use large, white, printable labels, or bold, black permanent marker on more than one side of the box, so that the items can be easily identified and moved quickly to the room they belong in.
The final box you pack before leaving your old home should be a box of personal necessities to use while you are still unpacking your other belongings. These essential items can include toiletries such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, dental floss, a comb, a blow-dryer, glasses or contact lenses, antiperspirant, body and face wash, ointments, and hair care products. You could also pack one or two complete sets of clothes to wear while you unpack.
In consideration of your old home’s next owners, try to clean each room after you pack to eliminate any dust, dirt, marks, or smudges. Other last-minute cleaning activities could include double-checking and clearing out extra items like left-behind furniture, turning off all electrical outlets and devices, defrosting the refrigerator, and shutting off automated functions such as heating, air conditioning, or sprinklers.
Want to find more helpful tips on making the move to your next home? Check out our list of professional Packing Tips!