4 Simple Tips for a Smooth Moving Process

A couple playfully push around boxes with their dog during a move

Moving is a very stressful time, even in the best of circumstances. Between packing boxes, gathering supplies, renting moving trucks, and more, it can be very easy to overlook important items on your checklist when there are so many simultaneous actions happening at once. At Arizona Self Storage, our goal is to bring convenience to every aspect of your life when you need it most — which is why we put together this quick guide with tips designed to make your move as simple as possible.

Rent a Self-Storage Unit

Self-storage units help relieve tons of stress while moving. From being able to store boxes while you slowly unpack, to safely holding your bulky furniture items until you are ready for them in your new home, self-storage units take away a lot of the stress of moving by giving you more time and space to work with. You can also ease your moving responsibilities on the day-of with a storage unit, as you can empty out your current home earlier by taking boxes and supplies over to your unit in the weeks beforehand.

And with month-to-month leasing, you’ll find that storage units are a flexible option for additional space that you won’t be locked into paying for longer than you need it. For a smooth transition into your new Arizona home, find an Arizona Self Storage location near you today!

Plan Ahead

With any big move, there is a lot of work to do before the day-of. Whether it’s wrapping and packing up your belongings or contacting your utility company to set up services at your new residence, you’ll want to have a solid game plan so nothing gets forgotten or left behind.

Start by making a comprehensive checklist of every moving-related task you must complete, including even the smallest things that may seem obvious. This allows you to map out your entire moving process and prioritize what you need to do. After that, we recommend adding reminders to a calendar so you can make sure that these tasks are completed on-time and won’t be left until the last minute. Be sure to have another person look over your checklist to make sure nothing was forgotten, and they can also act as an accountability partner to keep things moving on time!

Do Not be Afraid to Ask for Help

Moving is hard and can be very stressful, especially if you have limited time and a lot of things to move. That’s why it is never a bad idea to ask for help. Friends, family, or movers can help you pack up, load up, and move if you need it. Be sure to give them plenty of notice so all parties can plan ahead and make sure they are ready to go on the day-of.

Arizona Self Storage is also a great resource for all the moving assistance that you need. Whether you need tips on how to properly pack and store your items, or you need moving supplies without having to search all around town for them, we have you covered. We also have a moving truck that you can utilize for free when you move into your unit at our Tucson Foothills, Litchfield Park, or Peoria location. Penske moving trucks are available to rent at all of our other Arizona storage facilities saving you time and money on move-in day. We want your move to be as pain-free as possible!

A woman writes on a checklist while their partner packs a box full of belongings.

Organize your Boxes and Belongings

How you organize when packing can make all the difference during your move. Not only can organization make it easier and quicker to unpack your belongings when brought to your new home, but it can also ensure that your items remain safe while being transported.

When packing your boxes, labels and spreadsheets are your best friend. We recommend packing your boxes based on the room the contents will be going in, and clearly marking what is inside of the box with a sharpie on the outside (or within a virtual spreadsheet). That way you will know exactly where to bring each box and where to find the items you are looking for, so you can avoid ripping open five containers when searching for the plates during dinner on that first night. This also allows you to know which boxes are a priority to unpack first, so you can get the things you use daily put away before tackling the miscellaneous other items in your free time.

Moving is one of the best times to take a look at your belongings and downsize as needed. When pulling out your things, you can organize them into separate piles based on what you want to keep, sell, donate, or throw away. Taking care of the latter three piles before your move can save you time and energy packing and moving items you no longer need, making the move that much easier.

A man carries a box marked with items for the bathroom.

Get the Moving Assistance You Need with Arizona Self Storage

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, we know that any transition into a new home is a big endeavor. At Arizona Self Storage, we want to ensure that we do everything we can to make your move a smooth process. With locations across Phoenix in areas like Peoria, Tucson, and beyond, you’ll be amazed by our quality facilities, amenities and helpful staff members. Reserve your Arizona self storage unit and pave the way for a stress-free move today! 

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