Bayside Moving and Storage

Moving Tips

  • Pack items by room.
  • Clearly label boxes of contents and room.
  • Pack heavier items in smaller boxes, lighter items in larger boxes.
  • Make sure not to pack perishable items (like food).
  • For delicate items, make sure you wrap them up well.
  • When moving into your new space, get boxes to the room they need  to be unpacked in immediately.
  • Keep photos, jewelry, and other personal items in a safe, dry environment during the move that is under your supervision.
  • Take apart larger furniture and move it in pieces to make the move easier.
  • Don't be a hero! If you cannot lift something without hurting yourself, ask for help, or contact us to help you move.
  • Plan how you are going to get items like TVs, beds, and couches into the space before proceeding to avoid headaches or damage.
  • Make sure you thoroughly clean the empty space you're leaving behind, and clean all dirt, water, and dust when you have finally moved in.
  • Place all computer equipment and all media center parts, boxes, and cords together to avoid confusion.
  • Visit your new neighborhood to meet neighbors and get to know what is nearby.
  • Take care of mail forwarding and utility hookups prior to moving to make sure you have all the comforts of home in your new space right away.
  • Make sure you take breaks and stay hydrated. Moving is hard work!
  • If you're moving to the Traverse City area, check out iMove The Mitten to find all the resources you need to move to Traverse City.

Bayside Moving is partnered with Mayflower to give you the small town service you're looking for paired with the nationwide scale you need.