8 Weeks Before Moving
Purge Before Packing:
Think about having a garage/yard sale. Start purging your unwanted and unused items that you don’t need. When you are finished selling what you don’t need, donate the rest to make space to pack what you want to keep.
Rent a Self Storage Unit:
Instead of stressing out over all the stuff you need to move, start bringing your furniture and items to a unit near the area you are moving or get it out of your house to stage it to sell. Either way, having a space to stash things will relieve stress and clutter in your home.
Budget Your Move:
You will need moving supplies. (Tip* Get discounted moving supplies and boxes at a self storage near you: www.NorthwestStorages.com) Budget in a truck rental. (Tip* Get a Free Move-in Truck Rental when you store at any of our Northwest Storage locations) Also calculate the cost of new items you will need for your new place as well as gas.
Pack and Label Belongings:
Pack boxes every day at a pace that is good for you to avoid the last minute rush. Start with items that you use the least and seasonal items. Store them in your storage to make room for more boxes, so you don’t have to move everything all at once. Make sure to label all sides of each box with the room it goes in.
4 Weeks Before Moving
Transfer Your Services:
Call your electric, water, and garbage companies and inform them of your move and new address. Inform your cable/satellite company and any other services you use. Don’t forget to tell friends and family your new address.
Forward Your Address:
You can easily forward your address with USPS online, but don’t forget your bank, insurance companies, credit cards, and car loans, voter registration, and IRS. Notify your subscribed newspapers and magazines of your move as well.
Find New Businesses:
If you are moving areas, find new physicians in your new neighborhood as well as schools, dentists, and whatever your family will use regularly and compare reviews online to find the best fit for you.
Take A Home Inventory:
Creating a home inventory will make it easier to organize what you need to move and when you would like to move it. In the event of needing to make an insurance claim, having a home inventory will safeguard you as well. List all your furniture and items, along with their value in a spreadsheet or download an app on your smartphone to help.
2 Weeks Before Moving
Create a “1st Night” Box:
You won’t need every item the first night in your new home, but you will need shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, razors, soap, makeup, toothbrush, toothpaste, towels, clean sheets, a change of clothes and whatever else you can think of for each person in the house and label the box clearly. Begin Deep Cleaning and Repairs Now that the majority of your belongings are packed and in storage, it’s time for cleaning the areas you weren’t able to get to before and fixing anything that needs maintenance in the house.
Confirm Your Move:
If you hired a moving company or any other service to assist you, call and confirm to make sure that everything goes smoothly for you on moving day.
Arrange Care for Pets and Children:
Moving day can be stressful and busy that it’s often difficult to know what to do with pets and children. Make sure you have a plan in place to have someone watch your dependents so that things go smoothly.
2 Days Before
Do All the Laundry:
The last thing you want to take with you to a new home is dirty laundry. Make sure to take care of it before you move so that you don’t have any more work when you move into your new home.
Last Minute Cleaning:
Clean the windows, sweep, mop, and vacuum the floors. Do all the last minute cleaning details to make your home suitable for the new residents.
Compare the movers inventory with the one you made to make sure that there are no problems. Be there while they are moving your things to ensure everything is being moved carefully and completely.
Once you have removed everything from your house, do a final cleaning. The floors will surely need to be cleaned again, as well as anything else that couldn’t be gotten to due to large furniture and appliances.
Turn the thermostat down and adjust water heater. Check the fridge temperature and turn it down as well. Make sure that you are not racking up a big bill while you aren’t living there.
Inspect and Lock Up:
Do one last walk-through to check for anything that needs attention. Make sure that the windows are locked up as well as all the doors and everything is secure.
Check Condition of New Home:
Make sure nothing is broken or missing. Inspect new house for things you may have missed including: appliances, the hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning, and anything else that is in the buyers agreement.
As spring inches closer to us, there is a stronger urge to start sorting through piles of mail, dust off the ceiling fans, and shake out the curtains in preparation for the sunshine. Maybe it's the subconscious drive to get all of the cleaning and organizing we put off all winter (some of us at least) finished while it's muddy and still too chilly outside to do anything but clean.
At Advance Management, we want you to have every opportunity you can to go outside and absorb that sunshine. We take pride and care in helping make your spring cleaning, moving, home buying and selling, and various space transitions as calm and efficient as possible.
After years of helping customers through our 22 Washington locations, we've gotten to know about spring cleaning and all that comes with it, very well. Come by our store nearest you and have a chat and a cup of coffee with our friendly and encouraging staff, we'd love to get to know you and help you get out into that bright beautiful sunshine with a peace of mind that your cleaning, packing and storing are taken care of!
At Northwest Storage we are always looking for ways to make your storage usage simple, easy, and stress free. We also want to show you that you are valuable to us and that building relationships with our clients is our top priority. In an effort to do so, please give us the chance to take you to dinner.
On February 10th we will be holding a drawing for a Valentine's Day gift basket raffle that includes dinner for two! All new clients and current clients are eligible for this drawing! We are offering awesome Move-in Specials, so stop in and say hello and give us a chance to be your storage provider.
Plus, stop in today at any one of our locations to take a tour and get a Free Gift just for visiting!
It’s that time of year again and as you are rushing to get your family and friends gifts for Christmas, you will need a place to stash them. That’s where we come in! We have closet sized storage spaces that are perfect for hiding your presents from loved ones in your area in Northwest Washington.
We are offering awesome Move-in Specials and if you store with us, you can ENTER TO WIN a Stuffed Stocking full of gifts, including a Kindle Fire. 1st Prize wins a $50 gift certificate. Stop in today at any one of our locations to take a tour and get a Free Gift just for visiting! Let us take the load off you this Holiday Season and store your gifts with us.
This October, don’t miss out on the best places to take your family to celebrate Halloween and fall festivities. There is plenty to do all month long! Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Haunted Houses, Rides, and more! Many attractions are only available this month and you will have to wait an entire year to experience them again, so take a look at what is available:
32610 NE 32nd St
Carnation, WA 98014
Features: Carnival Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Train, Hay Maze for Tots, Pony Rides, Gift Shop, Restaurant, Country Market, and much more.
13817 Shorts School Rd
Snohomish, WA 98290
Features: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, 3D Adventure, Hay Rides, Farm Games, Face Painting, Farm Animals, Gift Shop, Harvest Market, and more!
8705 Marsh Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
Features: Huge Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Kids Games, Country Market and Haunted Attractions which can be found at www.Stalkerfarms.com
Thomas Family Farm
9010 Marsh Rd
Snohomish, WA 98296
Features: Beer in the barn, Mechanical Bull, Trunk or Treat, Halloween Costume Party, Zombie Paintball, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, and much more.
Fosters Corn Maze
5818 SR 530 NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Features: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Farm Animal Barn, Farm Games, and Fresh Produce
630 Sunnyside Blvd SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Features: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Bucket Train, Zip Line, and Haunted Attractions
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm
10917 Elliot Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Features: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Bonfires, and Country Store
The Farm at Swans Trail in Snohomish
7301 Rivershore Rd
Snohomish, WA 98290
Features: Washington State Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and Pick your own Apples
1148 Central Ave N.
Kent, WA 98032
Features: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, and Fresh Produce
KUBE 93 Haunted House - Seattle
Pierce County Asylum - Tacoma
Haunted Hollow – Tacoma
Haunted Nightmare – Mountlake Terrace
Shadows Haunted House - Tukwila
Wild Wave Fright Fest
Nightmare at Beaver Lake – Sammamish