Moving is less of a headache if you plan well in advance of your target move day. You need to plan on how to pack, get the right mover, get the new place ready and plan for storage in case all items cannot fit in the new place.
Pick a moving company
Choosing a moving company is not about getting the lowest price. Safety for your items is more important as there are irreplaceable items like family jewelry and other antiques. You also have to be on the lookout for scammers.
Get at least 3 quotes and pick the one that is the most comprehensive i.e. the mover offers an all-inclusive service covering items such as moving boxes, or use the services of a reputable moving services brokerage firm. Do your due diligence to ensure that you and your belongings are protected.
Get your new home ready
Do not wait to get to your new home to fix anything that needs fixing. Inspect beforehand and note whatever cleaning, painting or repairing is needed. This means that on the day of moving you will unload your packing boxes without getting distracted by these chores.
Plan for the time overlap
The time between gaining possession of your new house and moving must be planned for to avoid confusion and save money. Will you be moving on the same day? Will you wait for a few days before moving?
If you need to move before gaining possession of the new house, you will be forced to plan for storage. If you have a few days before moving in, you can use the time to make repairs, clean and do any other chores that are needed to prepare the home. If you are moving on the same day, you have to coordinate with the previous owner to avoid clashing.
Get packing boxes
If the moving company does not provide moving boxes, you have to get suitable boxes early enough. It is possible to get free boxes from liquor stores, retails stores and book stores. Copy boxes are very good as they are strong and can be lifted easily without the bottom falling. They will be more than happy to get rid of them. Assess the hallways of the new house so that your boxes will be movable.
Plan your packing
You can unpack easier in your new home if you packed with a consideration of what is essential and needed on the move day e.g. utensils and beddings . These should be packed last so they can be unpacked first.
Label your packing boxes for easier identification of where all items are to be placed. Avoid packing perishable food. Get rid of junk to save packing space.
Ask for help
The more manpower the moving company deploys to your job, the more you will be charged. You can lower this cost by asking family and friends for help. Do this weeks or days prior to the target move day so they will not feel ambushed. Ask them what they would like to help with to get them more enthusiastic.
Know your new neighbors
It does not hurt to let your new neighbors know that you will be moving in and if there is anything they can tell you about the new place and neighborhood in general.
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