There is nothing like being in Seattle where fish fly through the air as part of your grocery shopping entertainment. Everywhere you go in this city you will find great restaurants and a music venue with something you like.
Seattle is a city on the water with so many things to do. And each area has a vast array of jobs from fishing to the tech industry — even one that soars to new heights and builds jets.
Whether you are moving closer to the Space Needle or further away, there are things you need to do before packing up your items and moving.
Making that Seattle residential move is a big step. You might have a new job and want to be closer to work. So there is some moving advice you need to know that will make the next few weeks of your life stress free. Let’s take a look as some of the first steps to the home you’ve always wanted.
Movin’ On Up
So, the first thing you need to do is decide when this move will take place. Give yourself a reasonable timeline for this move. And remember, have fun. The first step is planning a budget. If you know where you are moving to then this is something you are already doing. But finding a new home is the first step. If you want to live closer to downtown Seattle for a all the action or in a city like Redmond to be closer to work you need to decide on a budget. What are you willing to spend for your new lifestyle. Once that is done, you need to decide on a relocation date. This also is when it’s a good time to contact a mover to help.
Start researching professional Seattle moving companies right away. A good company will take some of the stress away. Expert guidance in moving is something you will need.
A good moving company is kind of like Obi Won in Star Wars — there to help when you really need it.
The next thing you will need to do in your moving preparation is to start getting all your belongings in order. If you have not used it in a year, why carry that through the rest of your life? PURGE that like one of your exes. It will be hard but make you feel accomplished.
You can sell your items if there is value or give it away to a good cause. And if you have had things in storage all these years, find someone who can use it more than you. And if none of that works. Throw it out.
Things to do The Week of the Move
There are a few things you have to do before you make the move in Seattle. Start to make a checklist of all your items that you will need to have moved.
- Make sure you have all your appointments for your family taken care of. This includes getting your doctor’s appointments and even your hair done. You don’t know how long it will be until you can find a new stylist.
- Get moving supplies in order. Find out what boxes you need to move specialty items like pictures so they don’t get broken. Also see if you need floor coverings for the movers.
- Make that checklist for things like kitchen supplies, clothes and medications.
- Make sure you have all your important documents.
- Know where your cell phone charger is.
One of the most important things to remember is to call the utility companies to make sure things are working at your new place. If you are in an apartment make sure you gave plenty of notice.
If you have any memberships make sure to call them and get that taken care of.
Make sure to have a plan for your pets. Also, everyone should have a duffle bag for the first few nights of the trip. And this way they can pack what they need to.
Services a Moving Company Offers
Moving around the Seattle area can be stressful, but not if you hire the right company.
You are almost ready for the move. So there is one big question that can help you out.
What services do a Seattle moving company typically offer?
The first thing you need to do is hire a trusted mover. Trusted movers:
- will provide a quote with a that price should not change.
- can give you packing materials if needed.
- be able to move those large items without any damage.
- will come to your house and help you pack if need be.
The idea of hiring a moving company is to remove any stress.
Besides, you have better things to do like finding that perfect clam chowder and some crab legs.
One of the Best Moving Tips: Hire the Right Movers
Start your move the right way: hire A2B Moving & Storage to be your trusted and reputable moving company. Give us a call at 206-419-5728 or visit us online to register for your free moving quote!
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