Moving Without The Grief

When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.

Hiring Movers: What To Know So It Doesn't Go Slow


If you dread moving and you have movers come to help haul your items to a new location, you want to get the move over with as quickly as possible. There are some things to take into consideration about the move, and ways that you can prepare for the movers so they can do their job and get everything moved quickly. Here are some tips to know.

Be First, Not Last

One of the first things to mention when you call to get an estimate an to find a day that the moving company is available is that you want to be the first job of that day. Often people are second or even third, and this can delay the move and make some of the timing unpredictable.

Take Apart What You Can

One way to make the move faster, and to stay organized throughout the move, is to take things apart on your own. If you have pieces of furniture that can be taken apart, play sets or other items, disassemble the pieces and then label and store all the nuts, bolts, screws and other items. A sharpie and plastic bags are all you need to keep the components an hardware organized.

Have the House Cleaned

If the movers have to work around messes, or they have to empty out things before they can lift and load them, this takes up time that didn't have to be wasted. Make sure that you check all of the bins, drawers and other areas that should be emptied before the furniture is hauled, and empty out cabinets and things in advance.

Be Ready on the Other End

Have the house ready on the other end, and make sure that someone is there to let them in and direct them where the boxes, furniture and other items are supposed to go. Make sure that you have the entrances where large items have to go through opened, and that all walkways and paths are cleared.

The more small delays that occur, like not having the right tools to take something apart while the movers are there, or having locked doors and no key at the new location can cause the move to take longer than necessary. Prep properly, and make sure that you get a quote from at least two moving companies before you put down a deposit. Also, talk with each moving company about packing supplies and the type of insurance they have to cover your items.


1 August 2018