When you are planning a local move, you might think that it is easy enough to take on without the help of a professional Des Moines moving company. However, there are still plenty of things you must consider and plan to ensure that the entire process goes smoothly. For that reason, you are better off leaving your relocation in the hands of experienced local movers. Luckily, you don’t have to look far to find Smoldt Moving. With years of experience, you can count on us to help you make your relocation simpler by following the following steps.

Start Planning

As soon as you find out that you’re going to be moving to a new home, we encourage you to start planning. If you’re intending on relocating on your own, you are going to have to put a lot more thought into this step. For those who are hiring professionals, you only need to take the time to find an experienced and trustworthy company for the job. From there, a move coordinator will help you create a custom moving plan that fits your timeline and budget.

Pack Your Belongings

When the move date gets closer, you need to start packing your belongings. Even if you’re hiring movers, you might decide to do partial-only packing, so you still could find yourself handling your things. During this time, you should start separating your things into three categories: 

·  Donations: If you have any items that you don’t need or want anymore, you should consider donating them or throwing them away if they are in poor condition.

·  Storage: When you are downsizing to a smaller house, you should leave seasonal items and holiday décor in storage.

·  Pack: Anything that you plan on using or putting in your new home should be carefully packed for transport.

Transport Items to New Home

If you hired a moving company for the job, you don’t have to worry about this next step. Our movers have several trucks to help you haul all of your items to storage or your new home. We also offer short and long-term storage solutions when you find that your new home isn’t ready to receive your items. As soon as your house is open, we can drop them off.

When you DIY a local move, you need to use your own vehicles or rent trucks and trailers to haul all of your things. You would also be responsible for finding your storage options and transportation after storage.

Unpack and Organize

Lastly, you can sit back and relax while our movers unpack all of your items. We can put all of your furniture together with or without your guidance. It’s up to you to decide how much you are involved in the process. If you are moving by yourself, you’ll need to prepare for a long day of lifting and unpacking boxes before you can even start to organize everything in your new home.

To make your new move easier, reach out to Smoldt Moving today. You can call or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation estimate for our residential moving services in Des Moines.