Moving to a new residence can be exciting and exhausting. Keeping yourself organized and on a schedule can help minimize the stress of packing and moving. It’s important to have a budget for your move and to keep a record of your belongings. Here are some tips for making your next transition as smooth as possible.

Research Moving Companies

If you have the budget, consider hiring professional movers. Moving companies offer a wide range of services to fit your time frame and finances. You can save a lot of stress by employing a moving team. Lifting and moving furniture is harder than it might seem and it can add a lot of stress to the process if you are trying to do it yourself.  When looking for affordable movers Denver Colorado, do your research. Read online reviews of companies in your area and contact multiple businesses for free quotes. Make sure the companies are licensed in the states you’ll be traveling through and that they are trustworthy and reputable. If you have special needs, be sure to address these when asking for quotes.

Clean Up Your Old Residence

You never want to leave your prior residence a mess. If you have a lease, you may incur additional cleaning fees for failing to comply with lease clauses. You could also risk losing your security deposit if you don’t clean properly. If you don’t have a lease, it’s still good etiquette to leave your old home as tidy as can be for the new residents. Check your lease agreement for specifics of what your move-out duties. Most landlords will provide you with an exact cleanup list. Common items include carpet shampooing, patching nail/screw holes, painting, dusting fans, blinds, and baseboards, and cleaning out appliances.

Pack A Moving Kit

When moving day comes, you don’t want to be caught unprepared. Be sure to pack a moving kit with essential items you’ll need for the trip and the first few days in your new residence. If you’re moving long-distance, your belongings may not arrive until after you do, so you will need some of your things immediately. Pack a bag including basic toiletries, medications, moving contracts, identification, and enough clothes to sustain you until your boxes arrive. Don’t forget to add other important paperwork, electronics and chargers, a first aid kit, a shower curtain, toilet paper, and a set of dishes and cutlery.

Moving can be hard work, but it can also be exciting. It can also be great to get rid of things you don’t need and to start over with a new place. Take the time to be prepared and know what you need to do before packing up your house.