Prepare apartment for moving

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How to prepare your apartment for moving?

When it comes to moving, it is well-known that one needs good preparation and organisation. Mountains of boxes, trash, packing and wrapping issues, tapes everywhere, lack of time to make arrangements… Sounds irritating, isn’t it? Before you actually move out you need to plan how to prepare for your relocation. Here are some basic tips on how to get ready for apartment moving and not go crazy.

Start ASAP

First of all, we recommend to plan your relocation in advance and to start arranging everything as soon as possible. That way you will solve all the upcoming problems step by step without the hustle and bustle. Preparing your apartment beforehand would also release you from excessive cares and unpleasant surprises. The best advice is to create a moving checklist you will follow. You will complete task by task without any anxiety.

Inventory your property

It is impossible to decide which items to take with you when moving and which to leave unless you make an inventory. Go and explore your place! Make a list of goods you are going to take with you and what you’re going to leave. Probably you will see that not so many items are needed, so some of your belongings could be sold or given to charity. Icing on the cake — thus you can cut down expenses on package and on relocation in total.

Think about parking in advance

Usually there is a lack of parking places near apartment buildings. Parkings for movers’ trucks should be close to your place to reduce time spent on long walks of staff. Reserve parking spot nearby reasonably in advance, especially if you live in San Jose or San Francisco downtown. Mind that the process of parking place’s approval may take up to two weeks. But nevertheless these actions will save money on parking tickets of movers’ truck and there will be no unpleasant surprises.

Unpacking moving boxes

Reserve an elevator

If your apartment building has an elevator, you better book it in advance.To make a booking, request a reservation with building management, outlining the day and time you will require the elevator. In some cases, you will be charged by the hour for your elevator reservation.

Pack up your place

This will help to ensure the safety of your belongings during transit. At the beginning create a detailed packing list. Sort out your stuff and decide how much packing you need. They say it is better to start gathering packing materials well in advance. That’s how you can take an advantage of some effective ways to cut down your expenses for moving supplies (free moving boxes from local retail stores, used packing supplies from friends, etc.). Beyond that, we advise to start packing as early as you know you are moving. Begin with smaller valuable or fragile items and then get down to bigger ones. Moreover, we advice you to pack least used rooms first. Unoccupied areas could be used as storage for boxes. Needless to say, you will get rid of the mess that moving brings.

Or simply call us

If you choose our white glove moving service, there is no need to worry about such things as packing, wrapping, disassembling and loading! We offer our clients first-rate service and take care of everything that is connected with their relocation. We focus on the tiniest details and on delivering your possessions in shortest possible terms in perfect shape. Our team of professionals will carefully pack and deliver fragile or small goods, for example kitchen items, electronics, clothes, etc. Movers will be prepared and have all the necessary equipment and materials to handle the wrapping. Your furniture will be packed with care and protected to prevent it from damages. A2bmovers offers one of the best prices on white glove moving service in San Jose and the Bay Area – two movers and a truck from 104$/hr including insurance! Hiring us you won’t have to worry about your goods’ safety – our work is insured up to 1 000 000 $.

You can get all the related information and rates on our website or by phone.

Feel free to get complimentary in-home or video estimate and pre-calculation. By doing so movers will take a good look at any potential issues and problem situations such as a lack of elevator, narrow corridors, stairs, etc. Our company guarantees that final price of your relocation won’t be higher than the one estimated in-home.

Also you can get all the related information and rates on our website or by phone.


List of the things INCLUDED in our rates:

– Truck

– Processing

– Mileage

– Stairs

– Long Walks From Your Door To The Truck

– Blankets & Pads

– Disassembly & Reassembly For Large Furniture

– Unlimited Shrink Wrap & Tape

– Floor Protection (must be requested at least 48 hours prior to your move)

– Wardrobe Boxes (free to use on the day of the move but must be returned)

– Heavy Items*

*If you have a piano, a safe, or any other items that could be considered excessively heavy (300lbs or more), please notify us immediately as we may not be able to provide service for those items.


We are a local moving company established in San Jose in 2010. All these years we serve our commercial and residential customers all around the Bay Area and Los Angeles county. Our goal is a happy and affordable moving experience.

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