Moving Day 101

packed boxes

Ah, summer—the busiest moving season of them all! Even with the scorching summer heat here in Nashville, these next few months are going to be packed (literally!) with moves all over the city.

Whether you’ve moved to a new place every year or it’s your first time, we know moving day can be stressful. To make sure your day goes smoothly, here are a few moving tips from our moving experts:

Pack Everything Before

Be sure not to overlook this important step. Your home is filled with items big and small. Packing them up might seem simple, but it will take longer than a day to go through everything (unless, of course, you hire us to pack for you). Plus, you don’t want to be running around town trying to find more packing supplies at the last minute.

Another way to reduce stress on moving day is to spend time decluttering your home a few weeks prior. Create a sorting system and decide which items should be kept, donated, sold, or tossed. Fewer boxes mean less time shuttling items from one place to the next.

Keep Essential Items Out

Alright, don’t pack up everything. Whether you’ve hired a Nashville moving company, enlisted the help of friends, or decided to move solo, it’s going to be an exhausting day. Immediately unpacking every box into your new place isn’t going to seem appealing.

To avoid going through every box to find what you’re looking for, prepare an overnight bag with a few essential items. This includes:

  • Change of clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Towel
  • Shower essentials (soap, shampoo, conditioner—don’t forget a shower curtain!)
  • Snacks and water
  • Phone chargers
  • Scissors (for when you finally decide to unpack everything else)

moving truck outside a house and crew helping move boxes

Hire a Moving Company to Help

Moving is exhausting and complicated. When you hire Move On—a local moving company based right here in Nashville—the entire process can be smooth and easy.

From packing and moving to storing any items in short- and long-term storage facilities, finding the right moving help in Nashville can make all the difference. Ready to let someone else handle your move? Get a free quote from Move On today!

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