From purging household items to packing your belongings, moving doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Follow these smart, simple tips to make your move a snap!
Clean While You Pack
Clean and sanitize your belongings by wiping items down with disinfectant. No need to spend a lot of money on cleaning solutions. Make your own: rule of thumb is one tablespoon bleach to one gallon water.
Do Not Use Free Or Recycled Moving Boxes
The coronavirus and many other germs can live on cardboard for as long as 24 hours. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Buy your packing supplies from a local retailer or storage facility. Your health is well worth the cost.
Reuse original boxes for electronics and appliances. Check your boxes. If you see any mold or mildew, opt for new boxes to be on the safe side.
Don’t Throw Away Perfectly Good Stuff, Donate It
Schedule a donation pick-up for free with a local charity such as Goodwill, The Salvation Army or Habitat for Humanity. Give the old furniture, clothing and other household items to those in need.
Donate Food You Don’t Need To Local Charities
Help supply local area charities and food pantries with much needed food and other goods. And save donation receipts for tax season.
Obtain Quotes From At Least Three Different Moving Companies
Don’t hire the first moving company you find. Get quotes from at least three companies to compare prices and services. Make sure the movers are properly licensed and insured.
Stay Hydrated When Moving
A move can take days, make sure you stay well hydrated and ensure your team takes breaks and drinks lots of water to cool down.
Take Photos Of Your Belongings Before Packing
Before packing your belongings, take photos of all fragile and/or valuable items. And then catalog the items so you can access these photos if necessary. Should any of your valuables get broken or damaged during the move you’ll need photos to file a claim. Choose a mid-week, mid-month move date.
Color-Code & Label Moving Boxes
Simple colored post-it notes are an easy, inexpensive way to color-code your boxes when moving.
Place Heavy Items In Small Boxes
Don’t kill yourself by packing lots of heavy items in a big box. Most likely the box will break, so use smaller boxes.
Stuff Boxes Containing Fragile Items With Pillows & Blankets
When packing take your time, and take great care to ensure your valuables are safe and secure.
Make Sure You Generously Tip Your Movers
They will take great care to ensure your valuables are moved safely without damage.
Check Cabinets, Drawers, Appliances & Closets Before Moving Out
When moving out, it’s easy to leave things behind. In fact, double check to be sure.
Pack A Moving Day Ready Kit
Pack a first aid kit, knives, duct tape and lots of cash for the day of the move. Your kit should contain anything and everything you might need on moving day (and the following few days).
Essentials could include toothbrushes, medications, toiletries, clothing, important documents, baby necessities, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning spray, trash bags, a tool kit, pet food and bottled water.
Use Self Storage When Making The Move
Make the move painless for your and your loved ones. Rent a storage unit for a short term lease. It’s a great way to move in at your pace without the stress of having to get everything moved at one time.
Please stay safe during your move. Montgomery Self Storage follows state and federal guidelines for social distancing and sanitation. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. We clean each unit and sanitize all locks prior to renting our units.
Montgomery Self Storage can rent you a unit by leaving your lock and contract in your unit. Simply sign and drop off your papers and payment. We take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone who rents a unit.
About Montgomery Self Storage NY
Montgomery Self Storage is located in the “picture postcard” village of Montgomery, NY. We have been serving the greater Hudson Valley since 2005. Our facility is new and growing thanks to the high demand for self storage.
Being family owned and operated enables us to be more flexible and competitive with our pricing.
Our facility is located right off Route 17K and is surrounded by local shops and restaurants. Our location enables you to multitask in our lovely village! We offer great specials. We look forward to serving you!