3 Tips for Planning Your Move to Lakewood

You just purchased your dream home in Lakewood and now it’s time to plan your move. You’re looking forward to what the future holds, but you’re not looking forward to a taxing moving experience. Consider these tips to help make your move as efficient as possible.     

Time Is Money

Many industries have a peak season, and when it comes to moving services the peak season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Depending on when you purchased your home, if your move falls somewhere between October and April you’ll be in position to get ideal moving prices, which will put less strain on your wallet. To further stretch your dollars choose a moving date that’s in the middle of the month, and in the middle of the week.

Thoroughly Research Moving Companies

Moving companies fall within three main categories: full-service, self-service, and specialized. A full-service company handles every aspect of your move: packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and unpacking at your final destination. A self-service moving company only handles the transportation portion of your move, which means that all of the packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking are your responsibility. Finally, specialized moving companies are trained in how to move unique furnishings like artwork, antiques, pianos, and appliances.

The number of items you have to move, the type of items, and your moving budget will all determine which type of company is the best fit for you.

Purge Before You Pack

Instead of packing up every single thing, take some time to carefully consider exactly what you want to bring into your new home and new life—less items can obviously mean less stress and headache during the moving process. So consider a purge before you pack. Donate or sell all of your unwanted furnishings—both big and small (including tchotchkes), remove your appliances and electronics, and thin out your closets by donating unneeded items to places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill, a Thrift Store, or to friends.

Are You Buying a Home in Lakewood?

If you’re not already living in Lakewood, or if you are but you’re looking for a new home, we’re here to help. Call us right now at 562-882-1581 or start browsing our Lakewood real estate listings to find your dream home today!

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