Talk to your San Diego property manager or landlord immediately if you have decided to move. Get everything coordinated early to help make it a smooth move. Check out the list below if you want to know how to have a smooth rental move.
1. Decide who will move you
There are two options for you. You can either do it yourself (and with family and friends helping) or hire professional movers. The latter preferred by many people because of the convenience. You can always move yourself, although that means more work and planning. If you plan to hire movers book 1- 2 months in advance.
2. Take photos of the rooms in the new home
This is a very easy thing to do and it would lighten your burden while preparing on moving day. After you have sealed the deal with your San Diego, CA property manager or landlord, request permission to take photos of every room in the rental. Use this as a guide of where items and boxes should go when you move. This will also save you a lot of time arranging and locating things when you unpack.
3. Pack early
Packing is perhaps the most tedious part of moving. If you only have a few personal items in your current rental then packing will be easy. However, if you have accumulated stuff then you should set a specific time to pack and pack early. Packing early will also give you time to inspect the property you are leaving to see if there is damage you may have overlooked.
4. Pack based on destination
Since you already have a photo of every room of the San Diego home for rent, you will have a clear guide on grouping things as you pack them. Boxes and labels work wonders.
5. Put labels and numbers
In order to account for everything, assign labels and numbers to all of the boxes you will use. Some find it effective to use color codes. Others just write straight on the boxes. Do whatever works for you
6. Maximize containers and boxes
As much as possible, try to lessen the number of boxes and containers you would use. That would be a useful both on moving day and when you unpack. Whenever appropriate, put holes on both sides of boxes to make them easier to carry. Have a ready checklist and give the movers a copy so they know where to put everything.
7. Secure important documents and valuables
All documents and valuables must be with you. The last thing you want is to lose important items when you finally get to your new home.
8. Have an overnight bag
Even if you are moving nearby, there’s no guarantee that you can finish unpacking immediately. Have a bag to carry some toiletries, towels, and clothes for you so you can change and rest before tackling the rest of your to dos.
9. Empty and clean the property
Make sure you leave your current property empty and in good condition. Finish tiny repairs and clean up as you go. Keep in mind that how you were as a tenant matters to your new San Diego CA property manager and landlord.
Plan ahead to make your move stress free. Make sure to do necessary coordinating with your San Diego CA property manager or landlord so they can help you in advance.