Well, the time is upon us – the spring and early summer. This is the time of year when many American’s choose to move. This can be a time for a lot of stress and large bills associated with the move – however, there are ways to reduce both!
Of course, Cobalt Auto Services has experience in shipping cars in the U.S. – and that is a part of the moving process. If you need to have one of your cars shipped, or are thinking about it, contact us today to find out if it will fit into your budget and timeline.
There is much more to moving an entire home – although cars and trucks are expensive, at least they can be managed more easily than tons of loose items and boxes full of odds and ends. To that end, we’ve put together a list of common moving tips that previous customers have shared with us from their own experiences. Do you have any that you feel others would learn from? Let us know and we’ll share yours with other readers in an upcoming article, or via the podcast.
Cobalt Moving Tips
- Over-estimate the amount of packing materials you will need. Whether it is boxes, newspaper, or tape, you’ll commonly be surprised how much of it you will need – always go for too much so that you don’t run out towards the end and have to waste time running out for more packing materials.
- Keep boxes moderately packed. While it may seem nice to get all of those books into one box, think about shipment and unpacking; will it be safe if it is that heavy? How about unloading? Will someone be carrying this heavy box up stairs? Downstairs?
- Label boxes by location and general contents. Boxes don’t always end up where they should, so include a general description of what is in them. This way you won’t have to pop open every box looking for what is in it – you can get everything roughly situated and then open them up. This save time and effort.
- Plan ahead for what to NOT pack. How many days worth of clothes do you need? Will you have access to a washing machine? Will you need certain items for work or other activities? Getting a handle on these types of questions before you move will save a ton of time and stress down the road.
Following these tips will help make your move a little bit smoother – and when you’re moving, every little bit helps. Do you have helpful tips of your own? Let us know!