How to prepare your move?
It's time to move in after you've found the perfect rental and completed all the necessary paperwork to do so (getting insurance, taking an inventory of the property's furnishings, signing the lease, etc.). Naturally, it merits extensive preparation to ensure a smooth transition into your new cocoon and a speedy recovery. The question is, how should we get ready for the big moving day? Where do you stand in terms of handling the unexpected? Which is better, moving on your own or hiring a company? Here are some suggestions.
Taking care of urgent matters before packing and relocating
Changing your address means not only notifying your employer and landlord, but also the post office, utility companies, and schools your children will be attending in the future.
It's obvious that you won't be able to fit in all of these activities while you're encased in cardboard. That's why it's crucial that you solve these problems in advance of your relocation.
Make as much progress as possible in cleaning and organizing the house.
Start by efficiently packing all of your rooms to reduce the time and effort required for unpacking. Instead of blindly packing everything into boxes, plan an initial sorting process to help you clearly designate what you are taking with you.. Donate clothing that is too big or too small to charity or sell it on Craigslist.
Then, sort through your current furniture to determine which pieces you want to keep and which will not work in your new space. Prepare for the potential acquisition of new tools by getting rid of the old ones.
Choose which pieces of furniture you want to bring with you and which will not work in your new space.
Retaining only the belongings that will be needed in the new home or apartment will help you prepare for moving day.
Think about what you need, whether it's a professional mover or a group of friends.
It may be risky to move without the assistance of professionals, depending on the number of items, the distance to be traveled, the size of your furniture, and the accessibility of the two residences. Make sure you have enough people on hand for the project by notifying your friends of the date and time well in advance if you expect them to help out. If not, hire professional movers.
This need not cost a fortune, as movers provide a range of services; for instance, you could hire them to simply move your heavy and/or bulky furniture and appliances. Although this approach can help you save money on your move, transporting all of your boxes from one location to another will take a lot of time and effort. Your choice should be based on whether you value a comprehensive service and its associated benefits more than a cost savings.
Making Final Preparations Before Moving Day
Finding a babysitter to take care of your kids so you don't have to is a must if you want your move to go off without a hitch. Request that a parking spot be held by the authorities for the truck that will be unloading the furniture.
You should pack everything in a way that makes moving it easier for you, so keep that in mind as you go along. To save time unpacking, divide the load among the various boxes, wrap fragile items in blankets or towels, and clearly label everything with its final destination.
Do not rush the packing process; instead, pack everything in a way that makes moving easier.
You should also contact your Internet service provider to have your service switched over to your new address, and remember to activate your water, electricity, and gas contracts (if applicable).