Montgomery County Moving Tips

Making Your Relocation Easier

Let's face it, moving day is tough no matter how many times you go through it. However, any moving expert will tell you that organization is the key to making your relocation to Montgomery County Maryland or other DC suburbs as smooth as possible. By using these helpful tips, your move will be much more organized and less stressful. If we can be of assistance, contact us, your Montgomery County real estate experts!

Before You Move

Don't wait until the last minute! Plan ahead to reduce the stress of moving—if you can get more done ahead of time, then there's less to do on moving day.

Organize and declutter

Start one room at a time and begin to organize and declutter. Set aside anything that can be donated, sold, or thrown away; you may want to use totes or garbage bags to keep everything in their respective categories. If you can reduce the amount you have, it's less to pack later!

Make some extra cash

Host a garage or yard sale to get rid of items you don't use or that no longer fit. If you're short on time, make a tax deductible donation to a charitable organization. This way, you can eliminate unnecessary clutter and make a small profit.

Change your address

It's easy to get caught up in the stress of moving. To eliminate address stress, let the post office know about your move two weeks in advance so they can begin the process of mail forwarding and changing your address.

Handy Packing Tips

  • Use sturdy, reinforced boxes. Take extra care with fragile items to prevent damage.
  • Consider using bubble wrap or other packing material for extra cushion and security.
  • If you secure free boxes at your neighborhood supermarket or liquor store, just remember they are not reinforced and are prone to breaking.
  • Mark fragile boxes so movers can identify them quickly and easily. If you feel more comfortable handling them yourself, set them aside and consider renting a storage unit.
  • Pack dishes, bowls, plates, and other glass objects vertically, rather than flat and stacked.

On Moving Day

Packing is just the first step of your move—moving day itself can be very stressful if you don't prepare ahead of time. Here are some of our best tips to relax a little on moving day.

Keep important info

Don't pack your most important essentials and emergency prep items—take all your personal documentation (medical records, school records, financial records) and medications with you for your security and convenience.

Prep for everything

Create an "OPEN ME FIRST" box and pack it with personal essentials and any other items your family can't do without. Have this box available so it can be removed first from the moving van, or transport it yourself for easy access.

Keep important numbers close by

Don't forget to have your moving foreman's content information with you—you never know when you'll have to contact your mover. Two other handy documents are your Bill of Loading and shipment registration number, which can help you if you have any questions.

After You Move

Clean before unpacking

You never know the last time your new home has been cleaned, so start on the right foot before the movers get there. Bring cleaning supplies before unpacking kitchens and bathrooms and get all the nooks and crannies. It'll be easier to sanitize before you have your stuff set up.

Don't unpack all at once

It can be daunting to think that you need to unpack everything at once. Work at your own pace and go room by room. This way, you'll have everything organized into smaller and more manageable projects. 

Most importantly...take a deep breath and enjoy

It's easy to get caught up in the stress of moving, but it's important to take a few minutes and breathe. Once you get to your new home, you've reached the end of a long process. Take a second and relax—you've earned it!

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