Residential Movers Kansas City – Call 816-517-0560!

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Moving can be a very emotional experience. Accumulating and cultivating a collection of possessions is a labor of love for many Americans. As you pack your boxes, you will find things you thought you’d lost forever, items that carry tremendous memories attached to them, and questionable goods you wonder why you’d ever saved or bought in the first place. That being said, be sure you give yourself enough time to thoughtfully go through your home and pack everything before the residential movers in Kansas City show up. We recommend allotting at least two months to the process.

Step 1: Divide.

Create four designated areas in your home (which will inevitably look like a war zone for the next few weeks):

  • Keep
  • Store
  • Sell
  • Donate

 

Of course, you will also have a spot for garbage, which you’ll physically remove from the home after each sorting session.

Step 2: Conquer.

Get real with yourself. Have you seen, thought about, or used the possession in your hand over the last 12 months? If the answer is “No” and you’re not saving it in a sentimental chest of family heirloom belongings to be passed onto future generations, then part ways! Be brutal! Be brave! Eliminate!

To sell your belongings, take photos of furniture and larger items. First, email your contact list with an itemized list of the things you’d like to get rid of. If no one bites, post your items on Craigslist and eBay. Other options include Kijiji, Linsey, Amazon and Freecycle.org. A month before you move, organize a yard sale. Anything that doesn’t get purchased can be loaded up in the car and dropped at the nearest Good Will.

Step 3: Pack.

Once you rid yourself of clutter, you will find the move feels a lot more manageable. As you pack your boxes, you should label each box and keep an itemized list, so it will be easy for you to locate items and unpack once you reach your new place. For instance, you might label your kitchen boxes as such: Kitchen 1, Kitchen 2, Kitchen 3, Kitchen 4, Kitchen 5. Then on your list, you’ll write something like: Kitchen 1 – Silverware, Placemats, Napkins, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Candelabra.

While it’s not absolutely necessary to be so meticulous, many people enjoy the peace of mind in knowing where everything is as they move. We also recommend packing a few special boxes you keep with you at all times. For instance, you might keep a box with all your pet’s foods and supplies, a box with toothbrushes / night gowns / things you’ll need that first night in your new home, and a box of tools / tape / tape-measures / moving & unpacking supplies.

Need help with your move? Call the best residential movers Kansas City has to offer at 816-517-0560.

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