We’ve written before about summer moving tips, and many of our blogs contain helpful advice that can make your moving experience much less stressful. After all, our mission is to make your move as easy as possible, and at Billy Goat, we love seeing the look on a customer’s face when everything is moved into their new home. In this post, we’ll look at a few more tips that can help you and your family, no matter what time of year you’re relocating.

Make an “Essentials” Box

While you’ve most likely heard about the importance of packing an overnight bag with some clothing and your essential items such as toiletries and medication, it can also be beneficial to make an “essentials” box. The items in this box include the things you will need right away in your new house, such as toilet paper, power strips, and paper towels. We’ve seen individuals pack these items in a clear plastic tote and load it into their car, and we know that you’ll be glad you have these things should you take a similar approach. The clear plastic makes it easy to see what’s inside, and if you pack some cookware and some paper plates, you can use your new kitchen right away instead of ordering take-out your first night.

Wrap Your Cables

There’s nothing worse than wanting to set up your TV in your new living room and not being able to find the wires and cables that you need. The first thing you’ll want to do is take a picture or create a diagram of how the wires connect to your cable box, your Blu-ray player, and any other entertainment peripheral. Once you’ve done that, detach one cable at a time and label it with a number on a sticky note (and write down the number on your corresponding diagram). Once you’ve disconnected each cable, wrap them up and place them in their own bag or box. By doing this, you’ll be able to easily set up your entertainment center in your new house!

Donate Items to Charity

Planning for a move takes a lot of time and energy, and you may be feeling stressed out by the sheer amount of stuff you think you need to move with you. While you’re going through your stuff, think about what you could donate to a local charity. This is especially true for clothing and furniture, and most charities will accept lightly worn or used items. You know you won’t be able to get much for that old loveseat in your basement, but a local church may be able to find a single parent who needs something for their living room. Just because you don’t have much use for something any more doesn’t mean that somebody else won’t find one for it.

If you’re planning to move anywhere in Colorado, contact Billy Goat in Fort Collins today. We’re proud to serve the entire state, and we will make sure that all of your belongings arrive at your new residence safe and sound.

We look forward to meeting you!

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