How to Get Prepared Before Moving

Are you preparing to move into a new Washington DC house? For sure, you’ve got lots of stuff you’re bringing with you. But before you proceed with the move, you need to get prepared accordingly. Here are three steps you should consider for a swifter transfer with fewer headaches and hassle.

tips to get prepared before moving

Mind your inventory

First, you need to make a list of all the items you are going to take with you to your new house. This can be a tall order for some but it is a necessary evil, so to speak. This will enable you to keep track of all of your belongings. This will also get you organized in terms of your packing. In addition, an inventory can also serve as a guide when it comes to your homeowner’s insurance needs.

Search of a home inventory checklist online and customize it to your need. There are also inventory apps that you can download online.

Getting them into the boxes

Now that you have your items on your inventory list, it’s time to box them all up. First, you need to determine how many boxes you need. Again, go online and check those packing calculators. They can give you an estimate of how many boxes are required to fit in all of your stuff.

The packing calculator will likely ask you the number of people living inside the house and the number of rooms inside your home. There are some calculators that will also ask you if you are a pack rat or a minimalist.

For starters, check out two or three calculators and see which ones suit you best. This will also give you a more accurate number in terms of the boxes you should buy. In case the calculators don’t satisfy you, you may consider hiring a professional mover who can guide you in terms of the estimates.

Securing a truck

Lastly, you need to rent a moving truck. But before you do so, you need to determine the size of the truck that you need. Thankfully, there are online calculators that can help you do so.

Moreover, there is a helpful trick you may want to consider. Take the number of furnished rooms in your house and multiply it by 150. This will give you an estimate of the space in cubic feet that you need as far as the moving truck is concerned. If your home is the size of a small studio, a cargo van will likely work.

If you have a small home or an apartment, go for a 22-foot truck. It has enough space to fit in stuff or a house that has three to five rooms. If you are in the market for Washington DC real estate contact McFadden Group today.



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