When preparing to move out of an apartment in Michigan we recommend giving yourself 6-8 weeks. Giving yourself enough time will reduce stress levels that come with apartment moving, and ensure that everything is prepared for your first day in your new home. If you do not have that much time, its okay, use this information as a guide for apartment moving in Michigan.
Begin your apartment moving preparation by creating a moving journal where you will keep notes or important information during your moving process. This is the time in which you will want to decide if you will be moving yourself or hiring a professional moving company in Michigan. Plan your moving budget, if you are moving long distance, moving intrastate, or even moving interstate, and will be shipping items prior to moving, be sure to incorporate that into your Michigan moving budget.
Check with your apartment landlord to see how much notice is required before moving, also check with your new landlord to see any restrictions the complex may have on moving into a new apartment. Look into new school districts, begin the change of address process, and make a list of who you need to notify about your move.
Remember that moving companies typically charge based on weight and distance. Use your last 4-5 weeks prior to a Michigan Move to use some of your food, detergents, or other items that you routinely purchase from the store. If you have valuable items that you wish to not have on the moving truck, plan what you will be transporting or shipping. Begin packing your items and continue to make address changes if necessary.
Contact your hired moving company to make sure they do not have restrictions on what they can move. Look over your lease and see what types of cleaning or maintenance you must do on your current apartment to ensure that you receive your security deposit back if applicable.
Call your utility companies and schedule a day to have your utilities transferred to your new residence. This will ensure that everything is livable the day of your move and ready for you the first night in your new home.
Take time to confirm all scheduled appointments, meetings, or child care arrangements. Be sure to include a follow up call to your moving company to ensure that there are no changes and everything is still on schedule.
Double check that everything around your apartment is ready for your move out inspection. Have a box of cleaning supplies handy in case you need to touch up or realize you missed something. Also ensure that you keep a priority box out and accessible so that you have what you need for your first night in your new home.
If you have any last minute packing to do, do it. Be sure to do a walk through of your apartment, turning off lights to rooms you have completed your walk through in. Also turn off your thermostat and any appliances that need to stay in your apartment.
Before the moving truck leaves your apartment ensure that they have your cell phone number and you have yours to keep contact in case something happens during transit.
When you arrive at your new home direct the movers in which room each box or item goes so that it is easier to unpack and set up your new home.
So, you are preparing for you upcoming move with Men on the Move, and you have almost everything packed and ready to go…..except your clothes. As you look at your neatly folded drawers or your closet that you have spent so much time color coordinating and organizing, you begin to get overwhelmed. “I wish I didn’t have to re-fold all of these clothes and put them into boxes only to have to reorganize them after the move”, you tell yourself.
Clothing in Drawers
Before you start emptying your drawers like a mad man dumping each drawer onto your bed only to have to refold them and put them in boxes, head to your kitchen. Find your clear plastic wrap (you may have to buy more, but its worth it!) and head back to your drawers. Starting at side of the drawer tape the end of the plastic wrap down. Pull the plastic wrap to the other side, tear it, and tape again. You can also go all way around the drawer, which will be much quicker, but will also use nearly twice as much plastic wrap. The choice is yours.
Be sure to repeat the process multiple times, covering your drawers tightly, preventing your clothing from getting dirty or falling out. The more times you repeat the step the stronger the covering will be. We recommend buying a large restaurant size roll of plastic wrap to reduce waste and having to keep opening small rolls.
This process will also work on more than just drawers with clothing, you can use this handy packing tip for silverware, desk drawers, junk drawers, and much much more.
You huge master bedroom walk in closet is full of clothes right? Maybe you have spent tons of time color coordinating and getting it just right. Let it be known that there is a way to pack your hanging clothes without taking even one item off of a hanger
Head to your kitchen once again and grab the box of drawstring kitchen garbage bags then head back to your closet. Take about ten hanging clothing items (possibly more if they fit) and squish them together really really tight. Use your garbage bags to slide over the bottom of the squished together clothing and pull the drawstring tight. The hangers hooks should still be outside of the garbage bags.
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It’s always a great idea to plan your move well in advance. Usually, planning two to three months ahead of time is a good time span to get all of your belongings sorted out and packed away. Although Men on the Move recommends you to plan ahead, sometimes people don’t have time and have to move last minute. Regardless, we are here to help you.
Last minute moving can be a pain and can feel like you’re being rushed but with these tips, we can make your quick move seem like it was planned:
When you think about the actual process of moving, what is one of the first things you think about? Well, after you think about hiring the moving professionals from Men on the Move as your moving company in Michigan, you probably tend to think about boxes. How many you’ll need, which sized boxes you’ll need, and exactly what items you own you’ll be storing into those boxes to avoid damage. The box selection ordeal is a little more complicated than you may think, so allow us to break it down for you:
The friendly Michigan Movers at Men on the Move carry boxes of all shapes and sizes, as well as other supplies like packing paper, bubble wrap, paper pads, and more. Get with us prior to your move and we can not only help get your items where they need to go, but supply you with the boxes they need to be stored in too! Contact us or fill out a free moving quote today.
When moving from point A to point B, we know that the task of packing boxes can be long, strenuous and downright annoying! But, unfortunately it is the most important part of moving if you want all of your belongings to arrive in one piece! With all of the hassles of preparing yourself for a move, packing your stuff up the right way can get lost in the shuffle of things to focus on during the move. But don’t let it; it’s too important!
If you choose to pack your household items yourself, let us give you a some tips on how to properly pack your belongings and protect your glassware when moving. You’ll thank us later!
If you are in need of packing supplies, be sure to check out our recently reduced pricing on boxes and packing supplies. Also don’t forget to inquire with our representative about free delivery on all boxes and supplies.
If you have any more questions contact Men on the Move and one of our moving experts can lend you a hand. If you’re looking for a moving quote, how does a free one sound? We provide free quotes for residential and commercial moves! Happy trails and have a safe pack!
Are you looking to move in, or out of West Bloomfield, Michigan? If so, you want a professional mover that you can trust moving your items from point A to point B. Men on the Move provides a high quality moving experience, doing every thing they can to make your move as easy as possible.
With many moving companies in the Michigan/West Bloomfield area, you want to be sure that you do your research and find a company who is credible and trustworthy. Men on the Move understands that you have expensive,
fragile, and meaningful items that you may need to move. They will take precautions to ensure that your belonging arrive in the best of quality, and are safely transported to or from West Bloomfield, Michigan.