If you are switching personal technology such as an android phone, tablet or, as many are doing this month, upgrading to the new I-phone 6, there are plenty of apps out there to help you through the transition. At the touch of a button you can store data, save games in progress, delete unused programs, sync email accounts and move tons of movies and music.
Wouldn’t it be nice if moving your home was just as easy? With just a push of a button you could have a complete space plan for your new house. Push another button and everything you need to move is packed and ready to go and the stuff you don’t want has been removed and discarded. One last button and the moving truck shows up, is loaded and unloaded and all your furnishing and clothing are arranged neatly in your new home. Voila! Moving is done and you can get on with the rest of your life.
But of course our physical possessions are not quite as easy to shuffle around as our digital ones. Moving can sometimes be complicated and almost always time consuming. The good news is, in today’s marketplace, there are a number of new companies and services that can help you prepare and execute a local move almost as effectively as an app!
The most important thing you can do to make your move more efficient is to understand the difference between your new space and your existing space. If you are downsizing, be sure to create a space plan. Yet, even if you are moving to a larger residence, take time to sort and reduce your possessions. There is just no point in paying to move a bunch of stuff that will later be cast aside.
Obtain a move estimate ahead of time so you can settle on a mover and understand your schedule and moving timeline.
Use a “Total Solution” Resource
Flexible, multi-service companies like “College Hunks Hauling Junk” and “College Hunks Moving” can help with every step of your local move. Just like a great app, they do it all with just one call. They will provide an estimate, pack the things you want to move, donate or discard the things you don’t want, move everything to the new location then unpack it and put it away.
Full-service companies can also refer additional professional resources to make sure your entire move runs smoothly. They work in partnership with companies that provide storage, estate saleand even home staging to help you sell your previous residence.
Get it done
It’s easy to put off the difficult tasks; those things we just don’t like to do, like sorting, packing and moving. The great thing about an app, or a good service organization, is they help us “get things done” (GTD). And we all know, in today’s over-scheduled society, getting things done quickly and efficiently is fundamental to maintaining personal productivity and reducing personal stress.
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