So it came that time finally. I knew it was coming and I was dreading the day so I have a plan or trick up my sleeve. It was still a month out at that time but I knew I was going to have to do help my cousin if he was to get out of my house on time. He actually paid for me to go to San Jose to help him through this whole process… not bad at all yet i knew what was coming ahead!
He was being forced to move and the landlord wanted him out quickly and apparently there wasn’t much time to make it happen. He lives on his own so it was going to be hassled trying to move all his stuff out by ourselves and he knew that. He asked me to help, but how much can I do? Here’s a few things that I did to make it a little bit easier on myself when I have to move my two bedroom apartment all on my own.
First of all, you need to make sure that you have tons of boxes because you’re going to need them. It makes it a lot easier when you have solid boxes that you can just package up, tape up, and send in to the moving truck. If you’re trying to move your clothes in trash bags it’s going to be a hassle and it’s going to take you a lot more time. If you have boxes that are marked you can easily pack and unpack them at your new apartment. Well, that’s one thing I learned the hard way because we spent hours looking for the clothes that he needed being as they were all crammed in unmarked plastic bags. Not a good idea if you ask me, especially when you pay the movers by the hour!
And that brings me to my next point… If you think you’re going to move your entire two-bedroom apartment inside of the minivan like he thought you’re in for it because it will take forever! I was forced to call some movers around San Jose that could package on his stuff up into their truck. According to one of the movers “the Plastic bags took longer to load the boxes” because they can only take a couple at a time whereas the boxes can stack on a dolly.
The final tip that I have for you is that you on package everything yourself if you’re unorganized like we were. This was my biggest expense because we were trying to sort through stuff rather than just unloading it on putting it in a stack. If everything was in boxes as I suggested before then it would’ve been easy and labeled for the room it was going to which would make it so much quicker and save tons of money.
In the end I got all moved in and everything feels right at home. The San Jose movers were extremely helpful and they even gave us a discount which I really appreciate. He loves and I loved his new apartment because it has a nice balcony with an awesome view so it’s much better than his last place.
So, next time your forced to move be sure you follow the moving tips above and you’ll save yourself a ton of time and money!