Chris and I spent the past week moving and boy, were we in over our heads! Who knew 2 people could accumulate so much STUFF?! I suppose being a materialistic, shopaholic blogger doesn’t help 😉 luckily, just before we decided to move, we watched Minimalism, the documentary on Netflix and I was hopelessly inspired, determined to use this time to declutter. To make our plans a reality, we definitely needed professional muscle and hired the awesome team at NorthStar Moving Corporation to help us with it! With literally thousands of positive reviews, I knew we were in good hands. Since I wanted to document our move, I reached out to them to collaborate and share 4 new tips I learned from this move!
- If you’re reading my blog, chances are you like pretty things as much as I do 😉 so, START EARLY! We started packing 1 month early and really, it should have been 2. Having the extra time gave me the opportunity to inventory and edit out what I didn’t need, as well as find happier homes for them!
- Summer is the busiest season so if you can, try to move during the low season. Obviously, this can be tricky depending on why you’re moving and when your lease is up, or when you find the right home and/or buyer for your home, however moving between October-April can get you the best deals on everything from moving companies like NorthStar, to special move-in incentives, or better leverage for negotiating! It might even be beneficial to take time off work to move because scheduling a mid-month, mid-week move can also save you money!
- Pretend you’re packing for a trip and set aside toiletries you use for every day life in a seperate area or travel bag. This will help ensure you don’t pack away things you may need, and will also make sure you have things to use while you’re going through the process of unpacking and not having easy access to those particular boxes.
- Ask about recycled boxes! NorthStar Moving Corporation offered discounts on recycled boxes, as well as incentives if I returned the boxes afterwards for them to continue to reuse. This not only saves cold hard cash, but also helps the environment!
Photos by Nikki Lazaro.
Have you learned any fun or unique tips from past moves?