Planning Ahead for a Successful Move

Is it just a coincident that I received the following as an e-mail message today??  I’ve been “downsizing” (like crazy)–but is this a foretelling of things to come??  Is there a move in my near future??  “My life is but a weaving….”

Planning Ahead for a Successful Move

Making a major move can be chaotic, but with the right attitude and foresight you can organize a stress-free and orderly move.

One piece of advice we always give is to start planning your move far in advance. Early planning will give you peace of mind and ensure that your move is smooth and unproblematic. If you’d like more information from our experts, visit 1-800-PACK-RAT

4 Tips to Plan Ahead Successfully

Clean it out! Now is the time to go through the garage and attic and get rid of the items you no longer need or use. Having a moving sale is a great way to purge your home of unwanted clutter while making a few extra dollars! Don’t have time for a moving sale? No worries – donate your unused items to a charity. Some organizations will even pick up at your home.

Do your research! This is another area where waiting only hurts you. Don’t wait until it is time to move to collect your quotes and estimates from household moving and storage companies. Do the research well in advance so that you can get the best rates. You should secure your contracts at least 6 weeks before your expected move.

Get Supplies! Yes, we say it a lot, but it bears repeating. Be sure to acquire all the supplies you need to move in advance. If you have fragile items, be sure to order bubble wrap or specialty containers.

Take measurements! We always recommend taking measurements of the rooms and doorways of your new home to make sure that your existing furniture and appliances will fit properly. If they won’t, this ensures you have plenty of time to find new pieces for your home.


The Weaver

My life is but a weaving

Between the Lord and me.

I cannot choose the colors;

He worketh steadily.

Oftimes He weaveth sorrow,

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper,

And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent

and the shuttles cease to fly,

Shall God unroll the canvas

and explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the Weaver’s skillful hand,

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned.

~~ author unknown ~~


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