Preparing for Your First Move

When it comes to moving, College Grads Moving can provide the quality¬†Princeton moving service you need. Are you finally moving out into the world on your own? It’s a scary step but an exciting one. We move your stuff, all you have to do is prepare it for us. However, the process is much easier said than done. You have so much junk, where do you start? Luckily, we have plenty more recommendations on how you can make your first move the simplest one. Here are a few hacks to making your move more efficient and bearable.

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Pack Boxes Lightly | Princeton Moving Service

When moving, it may seem easier to cram the boxes as much as possible until they are just below the breaking point. However, stuffing your boxes to the brim will actually make the move a lot harder. It will hurt the backs of your movers and everyone will have to go a lot slower not to drop your stuff. You also keep your belongings a lot safer if you spread them among several boxes. Sure you want to fill your boxes, but you need to balance them with one or two heavy items, and a lot of lighter ones on top and on the sides of the box. When you shove everything together, it’s important to think of how difficult you are making life for yourself later. It may take a little work now, but it will save you a lot more energy later.

Spring Clean a Bit

If this is your first big move, you may have held on to a lot of stuff that just simply needs to go. Maybe you look through your stuff and you find things you haven’t returned, things you never use, or junk that’s really overdue trash. Moving’s a great time for getting rid of all the stuff you never have time to look through. Don’t just throw it all in a box without looking at it. When you pack, take the time to look at your stuff and prioritize what you really need. Host a garage sale, put together donation bags, or just make a pile for the dump. Either way you know some stuff has to go. You’re allowed to be sentimental, but maybe bring an unbiased party to help you separate the memories from the trash.

Search for Used Furniture | Princeton Moving Service

If you’re getting your first place by yourself or with a roommate, chances are most of your expenses are going into purchasing that first apartment or house and the budget for furnishings is small. While you may think it’d be nice to get the new couch and television to match your new place, it’s much better to save where you can in the beginning. While you’re young and don’t have anyone to impress, get the old furniture that does the same job with a little more wear. Listen out for neighbors or relatives that are looking to dump old couches and tables. Or you could visit the thrift stores and see what nice pieces of furniture they’re trying to sell. This process may take a little more time, but it’s definitely worth the investment.

Keep Track of It All

The biggest key to any move is organization. Before you do anything, plan all the lists of what you need, where you’re packing it, and where it’s going. You may do a lot of organizing as you go, but the more you have planned out ahead of time the better. This will help you and your movers to move a lot faster to get you into your new home.

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