Moving and packing don’t have to be stressful. If you’re simply aware of what you should and should not do when making a move, things get a lot easier. Check out this infographic of moving do’s and don’ts to transform you into a savvy moving expert.

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Moving Do’s and Don’ts

Do: Color code your move.

Color coding is a fun and easy way to keep track of your belongings and what’s in each box. Here’s how to effectively color code your move.

Don’t: Procrastinate.

Don’t wait until the last minute to pack! If you’re hiring a moving company, book your movers at least one month in advance. Start weeding through your belongings and packing as soon as you can. The first things you can pack are non-essential items like out of season and special occasion clothes, decorations, and collectibles.

Do: Clean meticulously.

If you’re a renter, a good cleaning job could make the difference in whether you get your security deposit back or not. Learn how to clean for move-out day.

Don’t: Try to do it all yourself.

Moving is not a one-person job. Reach out to friends and family members, or hire movers. You’re going to need a few extra helping hands. If you’re on a budget, you can hire movers for a small part of your move, such as only loading and unloading the truck.

Do: Use the right boxes.

Don’t fill a giant box completely full of books. That will be very heavy and difficult to move. Instead, place heavy items in small boxes. Use large boxes for light but bulky items like pillows and bedding. Then, use medium boxes for small and medium-sized electronics, picture frames, and other items. Lastly, pack your clothes in wardrobe boxes. No matter what, do not overfill your boxes.

Don’t: Forget an essentials box.

An essentials box is a special box of items you’ll need immediately after you move. Fill it with toiletries, a change of clothes, phone chargers — anything you need to have right away for the first night in your new place. Don’t let the movers move this box — keep it with you instead.

Do: Hire movers.

Hiring a moving company like Ameritex Movers takes the stress out of your relocation. However, don’t hire the cheapest movers. There are many moving scams, and you don’t want to be a victim. Read reviews, and take it as a red flag if you find a moving company that charges significantly less than the competition.

Looking for Moving Help?

Ameritex Movers is a trusted and reliable moving company in Houston that specializes in making moving stress-free. If you are moving to, from, or within the Houston, Texas area, call Ameritex to help. We provide full-service moves, as well as individual moving services such as packing and unpacking, transport, and loading and unloading. Fill out the form on this page for a free moving quote.

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