As the most experienced Seattle Area moving company, we've helped a lot of people prepare for both local and long-distance moves. Over the years, we have learned there are a few steps that you will want to take to make your relocation as successful as possible. So, let the moving professionals at North Coast Moving tell you all the steps you can take to ensure less moving day stress.

Before You Move

There are several steps you can take to make your move easier for both yourself and your family. To create your stress-free move, you'll need to get started by completing some work before moving day arrives. Whether or not you work with a professional moving company, you can make your move easier on your entire family by completing a few simple tasks.

Before you move, you should:

  • Secure Housing in Your New City: First and foremost, spend time in your new city before you make your move. This will allow you to learn more about specific neighborhoods and secure your new house or apartment.
  • Choose a Moving Company: It's important to use the services of a reputable moving company. The last thing you want to worry about is your belongings as they travel to your new home. Therefore, it's worth spending some time doing research and finding a residential moving company that can meet all your needs.
  • Inventory Important Possessions: By making an inventory of important belongings, you and your moving team can keep better track of your possessions they are loaded onto the moving truck. Also, be sure to gather all your important documents. You'll want to pack and move those separately.
  • Pack the Essentials: Your move will be so much easier if you prepare for it by packing a box of essentials. Pack at least one box filled with items you might need right away. That way, you won't have to search for the basics (toiletries, medicine, first aid, and electrical chargers). Also, if you have family members with special care needs, you'll want to pack a separate box for their important items.
  • Prepare Your Utilities: As you begin your relocation, it is important to handle any outstanding utility concerns. This includes reviewing the current water and gas accounts and your electricity services. Contact your utility companies and learn about transferring your current accounts to your new location. Also, know which service providers are available in the area.

When Moving Day Arrives

After a moving truck arrives at your new home, there are still several important tasks to complete. Be sure to:

  • Check All Appliances: Before you begin installing any appliance, be sure you check it for signs of damage. Also, check to see that each appliance is plugged in and working.
  • Unload the Truck: When moving, it is important to unload your moving truck room by room. This will help you organize items before unpacking and prevent you from getting overwhelmed in a new place.
  • Start Unpacking: It is important to unpack your most important rooms first, which usually means starting with the kitchen and bedrooms.

Turn to Seattle's Top Moving Professionals

North Coast Moving and Storage is a full-service residential and commercial moving company serving the Seattle area. We pride ourselves on being a Moving & Storage Association of America ProMover, ensuring that all of our home movers are properly trained and insured. We are also an agent for Allied Van Lines.

Ready to plan your next residential move? Call today to discuss you're moving needs with one of our experienced moving specialists or fill out our brief online form for a free quote.