Moving is stressful – even simply planning for a move can take up large amounts of time and energy. If you’re reading this, then you can probably sympathize! With so much to do during a move, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. But whether this is your first move or your tenth move, there are some simple steps you can follow to get organized and prepare for anything. The Sarasota household movers at Lincoln Moving & Storage have been helping local families move since 1914. To have the smooth, stress-free household move you and your family deserve, we recommend beginning with the following:

·  Downsize

If possible, it’s ideal to start downsizing several months before your move. Every household has non-essential items that are never used; trimming these down through sale or donation will result in a more cost-effective move.

·  Get Several Moving Quotes

Research possible local movers on sites like Angie’s List and Yelp, and get at least 3 free quotes from nearby companies. In-home estimates are a great way to evaluate movers in advance, before they begin handling your belongings.

·  Transfer Services

Have all of your services transferred or cancelled before your move. It might be helpful to make a list of tasks you can check off as you go along – such as turning off the cable, changing your address with the post office, etc.

·  Pack Essentials Last

If you’re packing yourself, pack the items you will need first last so they will be easily accessible once you reach your new home.

Don’t delay any longer – contact the Sarasota residential movers at Lincoln Moving today to begin! We’re here to help make sure your move is as stress-free as possible.