Charleston Moving Hacks
February 25, 2020
There are few things quite as stressful as moving, especially when your move involves buying or selling a home. From staging your home so that it appeals to buyers to boxing up all of your belongings, it doesn’t take long before the overwhelm starts to set in.
When we were preparing to move out of our Charleston home last year, I knew that the key to keeping things as stress-free as possible was surrounding myself with an awesome team of professionals to help get the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible. These local small businesses did an amazing job of keeping me sane before, during, and after our move:
Room for Peace Organizing
While we all aspire to be a little more Marie Kondo and a little less Hoarders: Buried Alive, organizing your space takes so much time and energy that it’s easy to put it off for… years. As we prepared to sell our house, it hit me that I still hadn’t unpacked the mound of boxes that found a home in my garage when we moved in 3 years ago.
Room for Peace Organizing was born out of owner Katie’s growing frustrations with her own clutter, and her knack for figuring out even the toughest organizational crises is incredible! Katie saved the day by helping me weed through all of the junk I was holding onto, find space for what was still important to me, and make my garage look perfectly polished for home showings.
Not only is hiring a professional organizer a great idea to help you get ready for your move, but having someone set you up for success in your new home is the key to keeping your new space feeling like a sanctuary!
Once you’ve whittled down all of the things that you do want to bring with you, where do you put them? Potential buyers need to be able to envision themselves in your home, and that means taking down family photos, removing personal knick-knacks, and keeping your space clutter-free.
With on-demand storage company STASH Storage, you no longer need to buy a heap of boxes and rent a moving truck and storage space while you look for a new home for your things. STASH simplifies the process by delivering free storage containers right to your door!
Just give them a call once you’re all packed up, and they return to pick up the containers and bring them to their storage facility. They can even catalog your larger items, so that you can get things back as you need them with a 24-48 hour turnaround time. Once we had moved, it was amazing to have everything delivered right back to us, so that we could unpack it at our leisure.
Move Managers of Charleston
If all of the logistics of moving are really stressing you out, the ladies at Move Managers of Charleston are going to be your new best friends. A one-stop-shop for all of your moving needs, the move managers can pack up your current home, stage it for showing, and even set things up for an estate sale.
Once you’ve found the home of your dreams, they do more than simply unpack your belongings. The move managers do everything from hanging window treatments to putting up photos to making the beds, ensuring that your house feels like a home from the moment that you move in (and that you don’t have a big pile of boxes in the garage like I did!).