[This article was originally published in January 2019 and has been update and revised.]
Whether it’s a small apartment or a big house, there are a lot of do’s and don’ts when it’s time to move from your old place to a new one.
And there are a ton of questions! Do you borrow a friend’s truck or rent one? Do you bring everything, including all your big furniture, or do you order some couch removal? Should you simply hire professionals to do all the work?
Some Common Moving Problems
If you've ever had to move from your home - whether that was a house, an apartment, or even a trailer - you already know why some people prefer going to the dentist over moving!
There are dozens of tasks that must be taken care of, often simultaneously, and the more "stuff" one has, the more work there is. And then there are the costs: packing supplies, truck rentals, gas, repairs and touch-ups to the old place, and on and on.
Then there's all the trash, rubbish, debris, and junk that seems to pile up both when you move and when you arrive at your new location.
Truly, moving involves far more than simply getting some couch removal service!
And there are some common problems that almost everyone faces when moving. These include the following:
Getting organized: The number one problem that covers most aspects of moving is a lack of organization. If your move isn’t well-organized, you’re going to have problems. This is largely because moving almost always takes longer than you think it will. However, good planning well in advance will help you avoid the rest of the problems on this list.
Boxing yourself in: Packing everything you can in boxes and then separating the boxes from the furniture allows everything to be carried out the door in an efficient manner. But it is also one of the things that many people don’t consider until it’s too late. As a result, they typically end up with all sorts of obstacles to navigate on their moving day.
Running out of room: Underestimating the size of moving truck or van you will need is a problem you don't want to have. And even if your vehicle is sufficiently large enough to hold all your belongings. what about your new home? It's not unheard of to find out that you have too much stuff for your new place. People often don't have the ability to measure the rooms and count the storage spaces of their new location before they move. And they can run into problems because all the furniture from their old place doesn’t fit into the new place.
- Physical dangers: Back strains, pulled muscles and even more serious injuries are common on moving day. People often underestimate how physically demanding it is to move all the belongings in their house. And you may be tired even before your start moving items into the truck after all the boxing and packing you've done in days prior. So, you're already tired and possibly sore, and now on moving day the really hard part begins. Because you not only have to pick up and carry all the boxes, but you have to carry out heavy furniture, and this means you're more prone to injuries.
Turning off your utilities: This is another checklist item that you should have planned well in advance. You don’t want to end up paying the electric bill for the next occupant of the house or apartment, and you want your utilities to be in your name at your new home on the day you move in, if not before.
- Forgetting about the clean up: This is a task that catches many folks by surprise when they move, especially if it's their first time moving. Packing and moving from any size home will generate large amounts of trash, rubbish, and debris. Not to mention the junk from all the stuff you decide not to take with you. And once your stuff is packed and gone, you’ll have to spend some time cleaning up your old place. This can be difficult if there's junk and other debris lying about.
The good news is that you never have to do it all alone. And this is especially true for the clean up phase of your Moving Day!
Some Common Moving Solutions
One moving hack that will help avoid these common problems and make your moving process a whole lot easier is to get rid of your unwanted stuff before you move.
Also, prior to your moving day is a good time to decide to finally get rid of that old couch.
This is especially important when one considers that really old and dirty sofas can be a hard to sell or even give away. And, because the typical couch or sofa can be heavy and awkward to handle, many people decide to hire a professional couch removal service like Junk King to get rid of their unwanted furniture before moving day.
Let’s face it, taking your own junk to the local landfill can be an unpleasant task, as well as being time-consuming and difficult. But hiring the pros to come and take away that unwanted junk and furniture will not only save you time and money, it will help avoid possible injuries or damage to your former home.
Unfortunately, some people wait too long before realizing that their old furniture and other stuff around the house may not be worth keeping. And once they decide it would be better having it removed by pros who know what they’re doing, moving day is often just around the corner.
The good news is that, unlike many other junk removal services, Junk King can come in and make the problem go away in a fast and efficient manner - and often in the same day.
Another benefit of hiring Junk King is that the risk of suffering a physical injury or an accident is minimized when you have us come and take away your old furniture. That's because, while moving boxes is doable for most people, you can really hurt yourself by trying to move a sectional sofa on your own!
Many people think only about the first part of moving day, getting their stuff out of the old place, and forget that moving into the new place also takes a lot of time and effort.
Unpacking the boxes, putting everything in its new place, making sure you have a nice place to lay down your weary body at the end of moving day—all this takes hours and a ton of sweat. Which is another reason to make sure you don’t bring too much stuff to your new home by getting rid of unwanted junk before you move out of your old home.
You can also avoid damage to your apartment by getting rid of the big old furniture before you move.
Sometimes people try to go the DIY route when removing old furniture and end up putting holes in the walls or breaking door frames and sometimes even windows. If they were renting, this means possibly losing their rental deposit or end up having to pay for repairs.
It ends up being cheaper and of course a lot easier to have professional junk and couch removal.
Your Local Junk Removal Team - No Matter Where You Are!
Your local Junk King team is always ready to help you with household junk cleanouts and and other residential junk removal services when you're moving.
And even if you're not moving, but just need to get your home or rental property cleaned up, you don’t have to take of the removal or disposal of the debris yourself.
No matter whether you need our services several times during a move out and clean up project, or just once after you're all done, our hauling professionals will ensure that your furniture, debris, and other junk is quickly out of your way so that you can get on with the next chapter of your life.
Our expert teams specialize in residential debris, trash, and junk removal. And we can often be at your home in mere minutes, so call us today!
Our crews are fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion. And one of the best things about working with Junk King is that we always recycle as much of the material we pick up as possible. This is because of our commitment to being a genuinely eco-friendly junk removal service.
So, are you ready to finish "moving out" the last of your junk? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Just book an appointment online above or give us a call at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).