movingMillions of American’s move each year and hundreds of thousands of items are being transported each time. Moving is something everyone will have done at least once in their lives, and some have done it multiple times (the average 30-year-old has moved six times).

But moving is a hassle and it doesn’t really get easier no matter how many times you do it. There is always a large number of items to pack, trucks to rent, furniture to carry, and more. Sometimes you may even be moving into a home that’s smaller than your old one, which is a nightmare for the average mover when they realize they don’t have the space they need.

Luckily, the United States alone has more than 50,000 storage facilities, over five times the number of Starbucks.

Storage containers can be a life saver for many individuals, especially with the immense variety that they come in. Everything from temperature controlled units for valuable but easily damaged items, to extremely secure full-service storages, which don’t allow anyone apart from the staff on site.

But if you’re moving, you don’t have time to worry about storage. You need to focus on what’s important: having a safe and worry-free moving experience.

To help you do that, here are some tips that you should keep in mind when you start packing up and hauling:

1.Keep Important Papers With You
Important papers might be birth certificates, school records, mover estimates, new job contacts, utility company numbers, recent bank records, current bills, phone lists, closing papers, realtor info, maps, and more. Keep them in your vehicle and nearby, not with the movers. You don’t want these to get misplaced.

2. Make A List And Labels
Labeling your boxes with what is held within can save you time and headache later when you’re trying to locate certain items. It can also be a good way to keep track of everything if you have a master list, which details everything in box one or box two, for example.

3. Overstock On Supplies
Having more boxes than you need is never a bad thing. Have as many boxes as you can. Chances are you’ll need more than you estimated, and having to squeeze things in at the last minute can make the experience far less enjoyable.

And if you’re looking to get storage for your items, take a look in your hometown or the local areas. If you live in or are moving to the Murfreesboro area, call up On the Move!