Planning for your move can be just as stressful as the move itself.

It’s a difficult process from start to finish. As Portland movers, the professional movers at ITS Global Relocation have several tips to help you prepare.

  • Purge Before You Pack- Packing is already difficult enough without packing up unnecessary items you don’t use anymore. Before you start to put stuff in boxes, go through your closets and dressers and pull out any items you don’t use or like anymore.
  • Call Your Movers- Summer is the most popular time of year to move; so the sooner you call your movers, the better. Even if you don’t know the exact date, schedule a rough timeline. This will ensure that you are on their schedule even if they get booked up.
  • Stop Grocery Shopping- Plan your meals ahead of time so you can use up everything in your fridge and freezer. Get creative with leftovers to avoid wasting food on moving day.
  • Utilities- Be sure you call your utility companies before moving day. You don’t want to be unloading the moving truck without A/C or running water. Also, don’t forget to cancel the utilities at your old house.

Moving can be overwhelming and difficult, but with the right preparation and moving team, it can be a lot less stressful.