Relocation can be a major life event, and with so much to get done, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. That way, you can take care of some things ahead of time rather than going through a mad rush on moving day. Not sure where to start? Upline Moving are pros at preparing for the residential moving season in the Bay Area, and we are happy to provide you with some useful tips.

Take an Inventory of Your Belongings

Chances are good that you won’t be taking every single item in your home with you, and the more you have to move, the more it is going to cost. Streamline your move and cut costs by doing a careful inventory of each room in your house.

Decide what you want to take with you and what you want to leave behind. Keep in mind that if you are hiring a moving company, there are items that they are not allowed to relocate. Get a list of these items from your mover, so you can include them in your inventory of discarded items.

Sell or Donate Unwanted Items

After you have decided which items aren’t moving with you, you’ll have to come up with a plan for getting rid of them. Many of your items might be useful for other people, so you could either sell them and make a little money in the process, or donate them to a local charity, or give the items to friends and family.

Transfer Your Services

You will have a lot to do to get your home ready after you arrive at your new location. Help to speed this process up by having your electricity, internet, and other services ready to go ahead of time. You can also put in a change of address with the U.S. postal service before the move.

Find Quality Movers in the Bay Area

Unless you plan to manage your relocation on your own, you will need to hire a professional moving and storage company. How do you know what to look for? First, you will want to be sure that they provide service offerings that meet your needs. For example, not all movers are equipped for long-distance moving. Next, look for indicators of quality, such as an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, customer service awards, and positive customer reviews.

Do you want more tips for planning for the residential relocation season, or do you want to begin your Bay Area move with a free quote from a trusted moving company? Reach out to Upline Moving today!