Moving Tips

 

Humans, unlike members of Kingdom Plantae, do not have a naturally settled position in the world. Even before the advent of modern civilization and ‘professional’ jobs, humans have been moving from one location to the other, either for food or security. The only difference in both situations is that in the contemporary era, humans have stacks of stuff that either needs to be packed or in case it has become redundant, discarded. To make things easier, we have provided a list of the top 10 things that you should tend to before making your move.

REMOVE REDUNDANCIES

Throughout our lives, we purchase a large number of things to cater to our various personal, social, and professional needs. It may be books that you once purchased for a course that you took in college, or a table that you fancied at the aisle of the supermarket and brought back home with you. With time, most things lose their purpose. This is the first principle that you must keep in mind, “Discard Unnecessary Things”. Make a separate space for things that you feel are discard-able. Review each item, and once you are sure that the thing in question has served its purpose, box it up and remove it from the premises.

PURCHASE MOVING ESSENTIALS

Masking tapes, old newspapers, bubble wrap, and Carton Boxes are much more necessary than you might have presumed. Get carton boxes in a range of sizes, and other mentioned stuff according to the amount of material you have to pack. You wouldn’t want the beautiful vase you got last Christmas from your mother to be broken on the way, would you! Boxed up, Peeps.

ORGANIZING

From your important documents to other indispensable and irreplaceable items, organize them all. Ensuring that all-important stuff has been safely organized into a file or folder might come in handy. Make separate files and folders apropos the content. Keep it clean, safe, and secure. If possible, try to make electronic copies of all documents and email them to yourself for safety and convenience’s sake.

PLAN HOUSE’S DÉCOR BEFOREHAND

Before moving to the new house, have a soft plan made as to where each piece of furniture would go. All houses are designed and constructed in different models and sizes, hence it is quite possible that the bed you currently use might not fit into your new house. There’s no worse feeling in the process than paying for transportation of a particular item only to find out that you’ll have to discard it because of the unavailability of space. Plan precisely beforehand, it helps.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

If you have lived at your present residence for quite a long time, then there’s a strong possibility that its address is mentioned in most of your documents. People often look over these minor details only to be frustrated later. Changing your address before entering the grilling process of shifting from one place to another is always the intelligent thing to do. In case a parcel of yours is already in transit, contact the shipping company and coordinate as to when the item is to arrive. If the item is to be delivered after the date of your move, request them to deliver to your new address.

HIRE MOVING PROFESSIONALS

It might not be possible for you to juggle attention and time between last work at your office and packing up your stuff. Even if that is not the case, hire moving professionals in the field is always a good thing to do. The chances of things breaking due to ‘unprofessional’ packing and handling decreases to a minimum. Try booking a professional at least a couple of months ago, make an appointment and show them the things you plan on moving. Don’t forget to discuss your moving budget before closing the deal. Try to discuss matters in as much detail as possible.

UTILITIES

Before moving to the new house, try to contact all utility provides e.g. Internet, Gas, Electricity, Heating, TV Cable, etc. in the locality of your new house. It is pertinent that arrangements are made in advance to avoid unnecessary hassle around the house. Most importantly, focus on Electricity, Heating, Gas, and Internet providers. This helps to ensure that your new house doesn’t stay in dark, literally and metaphorically.

MARK BOXES

While you are boxing things up, necessarily mark each of them with heads such as “Shoes”, “kitchen material”, “books”, or whatever material they have inside of them. This might seem like a very minute detail, but trust the professionals, it is very necessary. The exercise helps you easily recognize which box is to be put in which room at the new house.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

While making travel arrangements, try to plan in a manner that you and your stuff reach simultaneously. Sleeping on the floor cause your mattress didn’t arrive won’t be an experience anybody would enjoy.

UNPACK QUICKLY

Once you have moved to your new house, and have all that adrenaline pumping down your veins, the task of unpacking and setting up the new place would be easier. Because of the long travel and matters ancillary to it, if the act of unpacking is delayed, there’s a strong chance you’ll regret it later. While unpacking, try to pick one room at a time, as opening all boxes at one time will jumble things up.

There are the basics, for more details on the subject of moving or to book an appointment, you can always contact us on the information provided.

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