Make the Most of Your Move to CarrolltonPosted on
If you haven’t already heard, Carrollton, Texas has grown into the place to be. Young couples everywhere are finding themselves a storage unit in the area so they can make the move as quick and efficient as possible – and with good reason. In fact, HubWallet even ranked Carollton as one of the best cities for first-time homebuyers.
Storage Choice is proud to call Carrollton home to one of our facilities, and we want to share this beautiful city with you. Here are some tips on how to make the move to Carrollton without hitting any speedbumps along the way.
Organize Before the Move, Not After
Moving can be overwhelming – especially if it’s a long distance move. Adding in a time crunch, and the stress level hits the roof. By taking the time to organize your things before the big day, though, you will save yourself time and money in the long run.
Haphazardly packing up all your belongings means you could be moving things that you don’t even need in the first place. You’ll be paying for extra moving supplies, plus some companies charge by the pound. All of those extra items can end up costing you quite a sum. Plan ahead and try to sort through your items to figure out what you want to keep, sell, or trash before you make the move.
Having an inventory notebook is one of the best ways to ensure an organized move. Every single time you tape up a box, take a marker and write a number on each of the sides. This way, no matter how the box gets packed you’ll be able to see the number. Once the box has been labeled write that number down in your inventory notebook along with a quick description of what it contains.
Not only will this help you get things organized once you get to your new location, but if you are missing a box you’ll also know exactly what items you’re missing, too. Although it may seem tedious, being thorough can really pay off.
Color Code, Too
If you are able to implement the number system and color coding, you will be in a good place. Purchase a different color or pattern of tape for each room in your new home. Whether it’s you, your friends, or a moving company helping, color coding the boxes will make it clear which room the box belongs in.
DIY the Important Stuff
Even if you are hiring a moving company to help you, there are some things that you’ll want to take care of yourself. For example, it’s a good idea to keep all your important items (legal papers, contracts, passports, etc.) with you so they don’t get lost or misplaced.
That goes for some of your fragile or valuable belongings as well. Whether it’s a special glass, a vase, jewelry, or anything else that means a lot to you, it’s a good idea to do the packing yourself. You know that you’ll be more careful with those special items than a moving company might, so it’s easier to take those matters into your own hands. Once you feel like they’ve been packed safely and securely, send those items on their way.
Find a Storage Unit
Storage units are the key to an easy move. A unit can be your buffer while you’re busy settling in. You can keep some boxes in storage and get more space to unload the rest in your home. By having the option to take boxes to your home trip by trip instead of an overwhelming stack, you’ll never bite off more than you can chew. Storage is there to reduce your stress and help you stay organized as you learn to call Carrollton home.
Don’t Forget About Yourself
Remember to pack a bag for all the belongings that you’ll need the night you get to your new place. Toiletries, chargers, and a change of clothes are among the list of essentials.
Carrollton is a town waiting for your arrival. Storage Choice wants to make the move easy so you can enjoy the excitement this city has to offer. Call us today to find out how self storage can work for you on your move to Carrollton.