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Tips For An Easy Move In Los Angeles
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Tips For An Easy Move In Los Angeles

We’ve all had bad moving experiences, where we’ve gotten a crash course in the do's and don'ts of moving. You know the scene, you have a lot of stuff, but you choose not to use professionals, and wing it, of course. Packing on the fly, no plan whatsoever, controlled chaos, yet somehow you manage to get all of the important stuff into a car or truck and eventually into your new address. It works out in the end, but the process is a mess of stress, sweat, and tears. For any future move, here are a few guidelines I’ve created in an effort to remove some, if not all (who are we kidding, it's probably going to be a stressful experience regardless), of the stress. These tips will hopefully be as helpful for you as they have been for me...

Planning is clutch. Now, many of you might be the grab life by the horns and just get it over with types, who throw caution and plans to the wind in order to get things done, one can relate, but having a well-organized plan makes all the difference in the world. Know what you're going to do step-by-step through your move; packing, supplies, when's, where's, know it all ahead of time. You'll thank me later, when your move only takes a day instead of a week.

Proper packing protects personal property. Phew. Seriously though, it does. Throwing things into a box seems simple, but it will also leave you with a bunch of broken stuff if you don't do it correctly. The biggest key is to fill all the space in the box, preventing any movement and shifting. Use a filler, paper or packing peanuts work wonders. Stand cups up after you've wrapped them, and put plates on their side instead of laying flat. Stuff may break during a move, it happens (and hopefully it's not your Grandma's irreplaceable fencing trophy), but if you pack correctly then it's much more likely not to break.

Keep the good stuff with you. Losing something like a passport during a move can cause a minor panic, however it’s usually not lost, but rather packed somewhere obscure and any tears are for not. To avoid losing any important items, the best bet is to keep those documents and electronics in a backpack or personal box during a move. Computers, phones, ID's, all the good stuff that we use all the time. Never stray too far from the stuff that really matters and you won’t have to worry about it disappearing.

Organization saves lives. This piggyback's on having a plan, but staying organized during a move can be the difference between dealing with a disaster or a making seamless transition into your new residence. Labeling boxes, sticking with your plan, and making an inventory of every item you’re moving, are all excellent organization techniques. It seems like a lot of work, but let's face it, any move is going to take work unless you hire professionals.

Professionals are professionals for a reason. Because they've created a website. Jokes aside, there are good professional moving companies, even in big cities like Los Angeles, you just have to look. And, for the right amount of money, these companies save you from having to do any of the stuff listed above. If you have the money that's great, if not, you'll be fine; just follow the tips.

Finding a good moving company can be difficult, but with a little online research and asking around, one can find their perfect movers. With the process of elimination, you can narrow down your searches and get moving quotes from various companies to see which ones fit your budget.


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