10 Tips to Make the Moving Process Smoother03/10/2018Relocating to Tulsa can be a manic and stressful time for all involved, but a little bit of organization and preparation can make it less nerve-racking. Creating a plan will provide you a guide to follow and help the move go effortlessly. We have listed ten tips to help make your moving process simpler. 1. Plan as Far in Advance as Possible It can only help to get in front of the process and commence planning your move. Get the ball rolling by looking for a seasoned mover and set up a date for the move. If you plan on using professional packers, make sure to tell them all the stuff that needs to be packed so they can be prepared. Commence thinking about how you will organize all of your things and create a blueprint of the move in your brain. 2. Place Your Things by Category The move to Tulsa will be much quicker if you arrange your belongings by category. It is easiest to begin with your clothes, because you will uncover things that you will want to get rid of, which means less to move. You can also simply sort your books, papers, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items. 3. Get Rid of Things You Don't Need or Want Most people own lots of unused or unnecessary items. You will have fewer items to pack by getting rid of the things that you aren’t a necessity. The earlier you toss these belongings, the easier the boxing and moving will be later on. 4. Schedule a Donation Pickup Remember all of those items you own that are no longer wanted or unnecessary? You can donate a lot of those items to a non-profit organization, and many of the charitable organizations will even come get them for free. Donating your old things to charity will make you feel good, and it can also maybe be used as a tax write off. 5. Buy Supplies Beforehand You are going to need boxes, tape, paper, bubble wrap, and many other packing materials. Don't procrastinate until the last minute to purchase those materials, but instead be proactive. Write down a list of all the materials that you will require for your move, and gather the items in one visit to the store to save yourself time and anxiety. You need to also check to see if you still own the original boxes to many of your items to save yourself the time and expense of buying new boxes. 6. Pick the Right Moving Day Think about all of the possible moving days and pick the one that will be easiest and least costly for you. Ask which day you will be able to get the most help and which day will be the best for the moving company as well. 7. Schedule Disconnect Times You likely have cable, water, power, internet, gas, and other services. All those services should be shut off prior to your move, and it is a good idea to give them a notice at least a week beforehand. You may also need to take a few minutes getting together cords, remotes, cable boxes, routers, and other supplies that the companies will want back at the time of cut off. 8. Begin Packing and Labeling Boxes Commence packing your belongings as soon as you can to give yourself the most amount of time to complete the process. Packing just a bit at a time can be less nerve-racking and make your move more enjoyable. The key to finding your things after the move is labeling the boxes correctly. Label the boxes by category to find things easily and label the sides of boxes in lieu of the tops. 9. Decide What to do with Plants and Pets Start figuring out what you will do with live plants and pets. You will need to decide on transportation for pets and take your pets to the veterinarian if necessary. Relocating live plants can sometimes be difficult, because they need the proper amount of sunlight and water. If you prefer, live plants can either be passed on friends or family, or sometimes, they can be donated to local charities to refrain from having to move them. 10. Perform Last Day Checks The day of and before moving, doublecheck closets, cabinets and corners of every room to be sure everything has been packed. Also, be sure things like the water, furnace, air conditioner and lights are all turned off and windows and doors are shut and locked. These are just a few suggestions to help make your move to Tulsa smoother with less problems. It is best to be prepared and plan well in advance to dodge any headaches. If you adhere to these suggestions throughout the move process, you will be able to sit back and relax after making the big move.