With so many moving parts that make up a typical household relocation project, moving from one home to another can be quite the hassle—to say the least. However, with adequate preparation and planning, the moving process does not have to be a stressful one.

At Harrington Moving & Storage, we’re proud to provide our customers with everything they need to experience the joy of a well-planned and organized moving experience. Today, our expert movers will share a step-by-step guide to help ease your mind and properly prepare for the perfect relocation.

Book Your Move

The first step in a stress-free move is to book a moving company. Moving companies are essentially a team of professional movers who will come and do the heavy lifting for you—while providing a range of other customized services designed to help you achieve a smooth and easy relocation experience based on your needs.

For example, movers can can safely load up all of your boxes into the moving truck and unload them where you need them in your new home—along with complete, full-service packing and unpacking services, custom crating, planning, and more. This is a great way to save a lot of time, energy, money, and stress during your relocation.

Pack All Of Your Belongings

In order to get prepped for the day of your move, you will need to get all of your belongings packed up in boxes or bags. To make this process easier, label or use colored duct tape to differentiate which boxes belong in which room. This will make your job and the job of the moving company much easier which should result in a more efficient moving process.

You will want to take this time to protect any precious items with bubble wrap, news paper, or packing paper. Accidents happen so you will want to make sure these items are packed well enough to survive a small fall.

Separating Your Essentials For Day 1

When packing all of your belongings, it is important to pack a box that has all of your essentials for the first couple of days of living in your new home. Since most people will not complete their unboxing until days after the move, the last thing you want to do is rummage through each box to find your toothbrush or toilet paper. Packing a box that has all of the items you need to get through your daily routine will make the process much easier.

Moving Day

Once you’re packed with everything boxed up and labeled correctly, moving day should be one of the least stressful days of the process—especially if you have hired a professional moving company to help out. On moving day, all you will need to do is make sure your professional movers have any details they need to know about the plan ahead, and you can head to your new home and wait for your belongings to arrive.

Of course you will need to ensure that your old home is completely empty once the moving company is finished. If you get everything moved in and notice that some items may not fit or that you need to store them in a separate location, renting a storage unit can help keep these items safe.

Settling In

Congratulations! You have made it through the moving process successfully. The only thing you need to worry about now is settling in and unboxing all of your items. If you took the time to color code or label all of your boxes, this process should be not only easy but exciting as well!

Professional Moving Services In New Jersey

If you are looking for professional residential moving services in New Jersey, Harrington Moving & Storage can help make your move as stress-free as possible. With over 20 years of experience, our team of hard working professional movers knows the ins and outs of moving and can help provide you with a seamless move.

Take a look at our many great reviews to see why New Jersey chooses Harrington Moving & Storage for their relocation needs. For more information about our professional movers, give us a call to speak with one of our experts over the phone, or fill out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate to get started.