Tips for moving next door | Ample Moving

Tips for moving next door

In theory, short distance moving might sound like a simple enough thing. But, in practice, a short distance move can often turn out to be much more challenging than the long-distance one. If you want to increase your chances of a successful relocation, you should hire local movers NJ based. The truth is that for moving, reputable movers are as necessary as air is for life. Of course, there are many things to know when moving next door. So, the next time you find yourself moving a few square meters away, take a look at our article.

Moving next door is not as easy as it sounds

Due to our numerous years in the relocation industry, Ample Moving knows what you probably think about moving next door. In your mind, moving a few doors down will be like a walk in the park. After all, how can this thing be difficult if both your current house and your new one are at your reach? However, this is a moment in time where you would make a terrible decision of not hiring movers, and opting to move by yourself. What you should know is that local moving is just as difficult as long-distance one, as we have already mentioned.

  • The time spent packing will be the same when moving next door and when moving across the state borders.
  • For short distance moves, you will be tempted to make a lot of short trips, which will result in you wasting time.
  • Lifting and loading are the same, and they cause the same moving injuries.

If you wish to stay safe and stress-free (at least as stress-free as possible during your move), you should hire relocation professionals. When it comes to moving, it goes without saying that no one can help you as much as they can.

Four joined houses will not make moving next door easier.
Don`t let the appearance trick you into thinking that moving next door is easy.

Hire a relocation professional if you have many bulky items

If you have moved in the past (which almost all of us have at some point in time), you might have enough experience to relocate on your own. After all, if you approach this task carefully and in a timely manner, there is no reason for your failure. However, if you have any bulky items in your home, such as a piano, a pool table or a hot tub, you should not risk it. These items are particularly difficult to relocate, so you will need to have experienced movers in your corner. Besides, wouldn`t you rather let other people carry heavy furniture instead of you?

If you do opt for a DIY move…

Plan ahead! Your chances of success are that much higher if you plan your relocation three to six weeks in advance. One of the worst moving mistakes you can make is leaving everything for the last minute, hoping someone would take care of everything instead of you. Know that this is just wishful thinking. No one can do this thing for you since you are the one who has to move houses. Of course, asking your friends and family members for help is more than advisable. Perhaps you can entice them by offering something in return, such as delicious treats and hot/cold beverages?

A glass of orange juice with some oranges beside it.
Your friends will be happy to help you as long as you involve a few delicious treats in the process.

Be a friendly neighbor

A neighborhood consists of many families, all of which are unique in their own way. It goes without saying that you cannot be best friends with every individual in your neighborhood. But, the least you can do is be civil, and not be rude. This especially applies to the situations when you are moving just down the street or next door. This way, you do not get to turn over a new life. If you make some enemies now, they will stick around for a long time.

Moving is a process that can create a few misunderstandings, and even cause a few fights with your neighbors. For starters, there will be that huge moving truck that is going to block someone`s driveway at some point during the day. And, the whole process will be everything but quiet, which is something your neighbors will have a problem with.

Thus, you need to put yourself in their shoes and strive to come to a mutual agreement. Perhaps you can organize a moving-in party and invite everyone? We are sure that your neighbors will appreciate a friendly gesture.

Do re-use old packing materials

It doesn`t matter whether you are doing it to save money or nature, but by using recycled packing materials, you are making a good decision. Of course, the biggest pro of this thing will be the fact that you will not have to give a lot of money to buy all the packing materials that you will need. Instead, you can get free cardboard boxes, as well as protective packaging materials. If you have not moved in the past, and have no packing materials, there is no reason to worry. We are sure that a big portion of your friends and coworkers has gone through relocation or two in their lives. Why not ask them whether they have any moving supplies left over from their moving days? We can vouch they will not mind lending a helping hand.

A blonde woman holding a moving box.
Re-using old packing materials for your move next door is a smart choice.

De-clutter your home before moving

They say that moving is a perfect opportunity to get rid of old and unwanted furniture. And, moving next door should be no different. Whether you organize a yard sale, donate or throw away your items, it is up to you. All you need to is make sure that your house is de-cluttered so that you or your furniture movers will have less work ahead. Besides, this is a win-win situation, as you will be living in a clean house, and go through fewer troubles. Good luck, and we hope you make only the right decisions for your upcoming relocation!


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