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Modern Storage Moving Checklist

January 11, 2022

                                                                    

 

Are you making a big move? If so, this is the perfect tool for you. We all know moving can be very hectic, to the point you forget to do some things that later you wish you had. We have all forgotten at times to clean something before packing or even something as simple as labeling boxes. A Moving Checklist is handy in times like this, but usually, it’s the last thing on our mind when moving because most of us typically think to ourselves, “Oh, this won’t be that difficult to deal with .”Well, I’m here to assist you with your Moving Checklist task and a couple of other things to keep in mind when moving.

 

 “Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance” 

Just like when you were going to school, proper preparation will pay off in the end when moving. Adequate preparation comes through correctly packing, sorting, cleaning, labeling, and stacking. The poor performance comes through either not doing things or doing them incorrectly.

 

Do You Need it?

Before moving, sort through your things and determine what you can throw away, what could be sold or given away, and what you honestly want to keep. Once you have the things separated, wash any clothes you plan on keeping or giving away. To get rid of things, you can post on Facebook Marketplace, the Neighborhood app, or drop the items off at a donation center.

 

Cleaning

Cleaning everything before you put it in boxes for storing or even moving into your new home will pay off in the long run. You don’t want to move into your new home and bring the dirt and dust from your former place, especially during a society when cleanliness is a must. 

Wash all clothes you plan on storing and spray with a fabric-friendly bug repellent to ensure their longevity. Bubble Wrap anything fragile and place anything you wouldn’t want dusty in plastic covers. Also, make sure if you use boxes, they are in good condition and sealed with actual packing tape to keep any small insects out.

 

Finding a Storage Unit

Use our storage calculator to ensure you have a storage unit that fits your needs. There is nothing more frustrating than moving twice. If you are unsure about if you need a climate control unit or not, you can click here for some input to help make that decision. 

 

Our Facilities 

We offer a FREE 4hr Truck Rental at each of our facilities up to 40 miles. When you load your moving truck rule of thumb should be “FILO,” otherwise known as First In, Last Out. This should be based on what you believe will be the things you will need frequently. That way, you don’t have to move something you don’t plan on going in till Christmas next year to get to your summer gear.  

Also, we encourage you to stop by the office and take advantage of our FREE lock promo.

Regardless of your needs, we are Modern Storage will do our best to help you through your move. Visit our site www.ModernStorage.com to for reservations and online move-ins. Otherwise, give me one of our facilities and we would be glad to help you. 

 

MODERN STORAGE MOVING CHECKLIST

 

 

 Before Moving

  • Separate & Purge
  • Clean
  • Packing Materials
    • Bubble Wrap
    • Plastic Covers
    • Boxes/Plastic Containers
    • Sealing Tape
    • Insect Repellent
    •  
  • Pack/Label
  • Determine Storage Unit Size
  • Determine a Location
  • Rent a Truck
  • Review your lease before signing

 

During 

  • Stop by the office grab a lock
  • Unload truck in LIFO (Last in First Out)
  • Stack vertical
  • Confirm Totes/Boxes are labeled
  • Lock unit

 

 

 

After

  • Return Truck
  • Go Celebrate
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