Set a Budget
Create a budget that you’re comfortable with and stick to it. Consider the costs of hiring a moving company, if that’s your plan, and costs like additional insurance for your items, add-on services, and travel expenses.
Devise a Detailed Plan
Preparation and organization are the key to a successful move, so once you’ve settled on your budget, start making to-do lists. Break your tasks up into manageable lists of monthly, weekly, and daily tasks. Knowing what you need to do and when to do it lowers stress and helps ensure you don’t miss anything among all the activity leading up to moving day.
Find the Right Movers
You could spend hours calling family and friends for references or scouring the internet, or you could choose the premier Bay Area moving company, AMS Bekins! We’re Diamond Certified, accredited with the BBB, and hold ProMover status with the American Moving & Storage Association because we offer the most comprehensive and customizable services available. You don’t have to take our word for it, just check out the reviews we’ve received from countless satisfied customers.
There are tons of tips and tricks that detail how to make packing easier, but one thing that often isn’t mentioned mention is that the supplies you use matter. Gathering boxes from stores in your area is cheaper than buying supplies, but replacing broken items due to unsturdy boxes will cost you. If you want to pack yourself, contact us for high-quality packing supplies that are sure to keep your belongings safe. For those that want to avoid packing altogether, let our Bay Area movers take care of it for you!
Bring an Overnight Bag (or Two)
Whether you decide to pack or you leave the lifting up to your movers, a well-stocked overnight bag is essential.Your bag should include two changes of clothes per person, toiletries, electronic devices and chargers, and over-the-counter medications. It’s also wise to pack cups, utensils, paper products, and towels, or anything else you might need immediately upon arrival at your new home.
AMS Bekins can even further simplify the moving process by assigning a personal move coordinator to help you with the above tasks. For more information regarding our full range of services, contact us today! Call or complete our convenient online form to request your free estimate.