Moving Tip Number Six, Brothers Moving & Storage Milwaukee, WI
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Donating Items for your Upcoming Move

Moving tip number six will focus on getting your move ready, and organizing your home by donating any items that are not needed nor used in the last few months.  Brothers Moving & Storage will focus on how to best organize and figure out what items should be donated and what items should be moved to your new home.  Brothers Moving & Storage has many moving tips that can help you alleviate the stressful moments during your move.

Room by Room

Start out your process of organizing for donation by going room by room.  Start out in the furthest room from the door and work your way towards the front door, last go through the basement which can of course be the most daunting task.  Moving tip number six is great for helping to save you money while you are preparing for your move.  When preparing for a move it helps to be organized and help to save money by getting rid of unwanted and items that are not needed nor been used in a while.

Assessing All of your Items

With moving tip number six helping to give you great tips on donating items for your upcoming move, make sure to assess all of your items that are in your home.  You want to pick up each item and look carefully at it, you will want to determine if it is something that has been used in the last couple of months.  If the items has not been used in a few months, you want to then take the item and make two different piles.  You will want to then determine if it is something that can be donated, or if it is something that should be thrown away.  Slightly used items can be donated while items that are more used, or damaged should be thrown away.  Do not be afraid to throw things away, while you are decluttering your life, you are also saving money on your move by moving less things.

Contacting Donation Centers

You can always contact your local donation centers to see if they will pickup the items that you have set aside for donation.  Goodwill, as well as many other local charities will make an appointment to pick up your items.  If they do not offer pickup, you can either take the items and drop them off in your vehicle, or Brothers Moving & Storage can load the items on the truck and drop them off at the local charity of your choice.  Moving tip number six focuses on the donation of the items, reason being is that these items will help the many people in need, as well as help to get local people back on their feet.  One example is with our Milwaukee movers we have made several donations to the local goodwill from our customers, also let the crew know to get the slip when dropping off and the office will mail this tax deduction slip back to you to help you save more money.

Brothers Moving & Storage is your local moving company that has a great focus on customer service.  Brothers Moving & Storage always keeps its customers in mind when doing a move from the first day we talk to you to following up after your move to make sure that everything went smoothly.  Making sure to go through your house and getting rid of unwanted items and donating them help you to save money two different ways, there are less things to move which saves time and money, and the tax deduction from the donation help you save money as well.

Call Brothers Moving & Storage today to get your free moving quote and to speak with a great customer service representative today.  To read more about our company please visit our website at, and you can click on the Request a Quote button to get a quote also.  If you have any questions, or a great idea for a future blog please call and let us know today. Thank you for using Brothers Moving & Storage your local family owned moving company.

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Moving Tip Number Four, Brothers Moving & Storage Waukesha, WI
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Moving Tip Number Four

Moving Checklist

Moving tip number four will focus on having a moving checklist.  A moving checklist is a must have to help keep your move organized.  There are many different aspects of moving and when you follow these simple steps it will help you to organize.

Local moving is stressful and moving tip number four helps with making a moving checklist. Moving Checklists can help you to organize during your moving process and be less stressed out.

Below here I will show you some basics of a moving checklist, every individual move is different so adding or removing some things is always needed.

When you, the customer, is moving you can call Brothers Moving and Storage at any time to ask questions, or if you need help with packing.

1-2 Months Before the Move:

  • Create a binder for all of your moving records
  • Plan how you would like to move(hire movers, Container, or renting a truck)
  • If storage is needed, look at all of your options, we do offer storage at our warehouse
  • Call all utility company to disconnect and reconnect at new home
  • Plan how you will move your valuables(who will take and who will transport)
  • Hold garage sale, donate items, or sell anything you do not plan to move, as moves can help you to get rid of unwanted or unused items
  • Get the material for packing boxes if you are doing the packing yourself(we do packing as well)

3-4 Weeks Before the Move:

  • Finalize your moving plans, hiring movers or securing container or truck rental
  • Start packing all items that you do not need on a daily basis-Making sure to label boxes by room and content
  • Take all valuables and place in one box that you will take yourself
  • Make one box labeled “PARTS BOX”, and put all parts, remotes, etc in this box centrally located in home
  • Fill out your change of address form for the post office, this can also be done online
  • Notify insurance, banks, credit cards, etc of the change of address

Moving Day:

  • Remove all items left to be packed(bedding, pillows, blankets, etc)
  • Take the moving company through your home to inform them of what goes and what stays behind
  • Make sure the moving company has the correct destination address
  • When movers are done loading the truck, do a final walk-through of the home to make sure that all items have been loaded and there is no damage done to the home.
  • Sign all paperwork for the move at origin, make sure someone is at destination to meet the moving company for unload
  • Make sure you tell the moving company at the new home where you would like your furniture in your new home.
  • When move is completed make sure to do a walk-through with the moving company, when one moves it ensures that everything is where you would like it in your new home.
  • Start Unpacking your boxes, starting with the essential items first, and go from there.

With moving tip number four there are many different ways to enhance or change the moving checklist. Each and every move is different, with Brothers Moving and Storage we are here to help you with every aspect of your move. If you have any questions, or would like a free quote please call, or email us today.