National Harbor, MD (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Nearly 40 million Americans move every year and nearly half of those relocations occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. With so many people on the move, and so many things to remember, it’s no wonder moving is viewed as a major stress. But it doesn’t have to be that way if movers know a few simple secrets to success.
David Gregg, a new-product journalist and senior editor from BehindtheBuy.com, and design expert Libby Langdon say that first and foremost, it’s important to have a clear action plan.
Planning ahead and being well-organized will save the mover from feeling lost in a new home. It’s important to have access to daily necessities, key communication and entertainment devices, as well as to save money and time.
“So often families center their living room layouts on the television,” says Langdon. “Since technology has become such an important part of our lives, you want to make sure you’ve planned for it to be up and running before you begin moving your furniture around.”
To do this, Gregg suggests, “Have the high-speed Internet, phone and cable television service connected on the first day of your move. You can schedule the cable service disconnect and reconnect dates, in addition to picking up other stress-relieving moving tips, in one stop at cablemover.com.”
Langdon says beware of moving old junk to a new space. “Get rid of what you don’t use before you move.” Further, Gregg says that leaving older models behind presents the perfect opportunity to upgrade technology and take advantage of safe electronics disposal services offered by some retailers.
When it comes to unpacking, Libby says it's smart to have the movers load the moving truck so that larger items like dressers and storage pieces are unloaded first. This means movers can put away items immediately as they’re unpacked, making it easier to turn that new house into a cozy home.
Both experts agree it’s important to remember to leave everyday items, such as the coffeemaker, children’s favorite toys, remote controls, blankets and pillows, aside for that last load box, also known as the “survival box.” This will make the first day and night in the new home much more comfortable.
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