Preparing for your upcoming move can be both exciting and stressful and sometimes all the activity leaves you forgetting to make some of those final preparations for moving day.
As your move draws closer, make sure to take time and clean out any storage areas in your home. It’s a great idea to start this process a couple of weeks in advance to give you time to sort through items and do any paring down that you might want to do prior to paying for these items to be relocated.
Even if you opt for a full-service relocation, moving crews are not able to climb into attics and crawl spaces to remove items, for safety reasons. It’s important that you make sure all the boxes and items are pulled down out of your attic and that nothing gets left behind.
Be sure to remove all your tools, equipment and other items from crawl space storage prior to moving day. Also, remember to check the non-allowables list to see what items can be hauled in the moving truck and which items will require alternate arrangements.
If you are planning for a long-distance relocation and your family stores items in an off-site storage unit, be sure you leave yourself ample time to empty the unit and bring the items back to your home to be loaded onto the moving truck.
It’s also important to remember that any of the items in these storage areas that will be traveling with you to your new home should be communicated to your relocation consultant during your in-home estimate. This will allow them to more accurately calculate the cost of your relocation and take ALL of your items into consideration.