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National Moving Month: Tips & Tricks

It’s finally that time of the year again folks: moving season! May is the kick off to the busiest moving season of the year as real estate sales surge throughout the summer. If you have an upcoming move to Greensboro planned out with our North Carolina moving company, we’ll help you move into your new home without breaking a sweat or your back. With May being National Moving Month, our Greensboro movers thought we should lend you a hand by providing moving tips and tricks to facilitate your upcoming move to Greensboro.

De-Clutter, Sort, and Organize

Lighten your load for the move to Greensboro by sorting out what you don’t need at your new home. While using our Greensboro packing services, our trusted movers will have more valuable items to pack and less junk, giving them more time to spend carefully packing for you. Go through pantries, closets, and storage bins to find miscellaneous items you don’t plan on using nor wearing once you move to the new home. If you have a plethora of clothing you no longer wish to wear, donate them to charities like the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Goodwill to not just lighten your load, but to also give back to the community.

If you have a truckload of books, you can always donate them to local schools and public libraries given that they’re always in need of new books for their collection. Parting ways with highly-prized books can be tough for some, so choose the USPS Media Mail to have your books shipped to your new home. For just $12, you’re able to ship a 20-pound box worth of books to the new address, without the need to lug them on your own or stuff them in the moving truck.

Update Your Address

Another important tip for National Moving Month is to change your address with places of high priority before moving to Greensboro. Failure to do so can lead to a delay in mail delivery and services. Start with your local post office as this is the very place from where you receive mail. Fill out a change of address form in-person or head online to update your address on the United States Postal Service’s website. This will give you more than enough time to change your address with other places of importance as mail will be forwarded to the new address for up to 12 months.

Right after the post office, update your address with the appropriate utility companies for the new address. The last thing you want is to move to your new home with no electricity, gas, nor water active. Contact your current utility provider to schedule a service cancellation for the old address to ensure you won’t incur extra charges after the move. Then, schedule a service activation for the new address to confirm you’ll have utilities activated once you arrive.

Move into Your New Home with the Pros

When shopping around for relocation services this National Moving Month, remember that you can always count on our North Carolina moving company. For over twenty years, All My Sons Moving & Storage has been helping families and business relocate across the country, giving us the expertise you need to move into your new home hassle-free! Contact us today!

 

Sources:

[1] USA.gov – Change Your Address and Other U.S. Post Office Services