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The summer months are a busy time for a number of different things, including moving. Many people choose to pick up their lives and move during the summer months because time is more flexible, and if you are one of those people, you may be feeling stressed about your upcoming move. In parts one and two of this series, we gave you a few tips to help make the process a little smoother. In part three, we will give you a few more helpful ideas that you should keep in mind as your moving date draws near.

Part of the moving process involves boxing up all of your belongings. If you need a place to store those boxes while you search for a new home or while you wait for your current home to sell, then Homestead Self Storage in Greeley can help! We offer all of our self-storage units on a month-to-month lease basis, meaning you won’t get stuck in a lengthy contract. Learn more about our storage options, and lease yours now!

Pack Essentials In One Box

Depending on your moving plan, you may not have the time or energy to unpack everything you need that very first night. You may be too tired from loading and unloading a moving truck, and the last thing you will want to do is spend hours unpacking all of your boxes. Do yourself a favor that very first night and pack a box with all of the essentials you will need. Add items like any necessary linens, pajamas, a set of dishes, and anything else that you will need to get through the night. If possible, try to keep this box with you instead of putting it on the moving truck. You’ll be thankful you did if your moving truck ends up getting delayed.

Make Use of Your Camera Phone

One of the biggest fears of moving is that things will break, especially if you are using a moving company. Photographs will be one of your biggest assets. Before you pack your most valuable items into boxes, take a photo of what they look like. If anything breaks during the move, you can use your “before” photos to help file a claim for compensation.

Additionally, taking photos of the way you have certain things arranged can also come in handy when you start to unpack all of your belongings in your new home. For example, if you are taking apart a complicated piece of furniture to make it easier to move, taking a picture of the assembly process may make it easier to put it back together!

Have Everything Packed Before Help Arrives

Some moving companies will offer to pack all of your belongings as well as move them. However, if you have friends or family members coming to help you move or your moving company doesn’t offer packing services, then it is vital that you have everything packed before they arrive. Nothing is worse than going to help a friend move only to find that they haven’t even started packing yet. Not only will the job take more time, but it is also a huge inconvenience.

Need to Store Your Belongings?

Storing your belongings before your big move doesn’t have to be a hassle thanks to Homestead Self Storage in Greeley! We offer self-storage units in a variety of sizes, as well as climate-controlled units for your more temperature sensitive items. Only need your unit for a short time? No problem! We lease our units on a month-to-month basis, so you’re never stuck in a lengthy contract. Learn more about our self-storage options, and get started now!