There is no time to waste when it comes to relocation: from organizing the moving checklist through closing bills to packing boxes. Moving over a long distance and moving furniture can be even more challenging, but there is no need to worry. There are some things, which every person can do, when they are in the process of moving. These very useful tips are the key to securing a stress free moving process.
Thou shalt not... look for moving company just a day before the moving.
Find the best removal company that matches your needs and book their services earlier. It is important to book your removal services a couple of weeks before the actual move in order to be sure that you will be all set for the actual day of your relocation. Make sure that you provide all the needed information to the moving company: exact address, moving hour, approximate amount of belongings. Here is the time to pinpoint if you will need extra services such as packing your boxes and unpacking at the other end.
Thou shalt not... waste time to start decluttering.
Start decluttering earlier, preferably some weeks before the actual move. By starting to declutter your belongings earlier you will save yourself a lot of time, but you will find also a lot of free space in the moving van.
Thou shalt not... forget the bills.
Disconnect/connect the utilities. Make sure that you have written the numbers on the meter readings and be ready to finalize the payments of the bills. It is important, if possible, to connect the power in the new place before you move in, so you will not find yourself spending your first night at your new home in the dark.
Thou shalt not... start packing the day before the move.
Even if you decide to let the moving company handle the packing of the boxes, you should be ready to take care of the most important items in your home. Organize important documents and pack the most valuable items yourself.
Thou shalt not... walk into the unknown.
Your new home may need some special care before you make the actual move. It is important to know in what condition is the house. Measure your new home, to see if your furniture will pass through the doors and will it match the room’s layout.
Thou shalt not... keep it to yourselves.
Inform the authorities that you are moving. Remember to change your mailing address, to register yourself to vote in the new area, to find your new GP.
Thou shalt not... forget the pyjamas.
Pack a first night kit. Put the essential items that you will use in the first night, so you will not have to open all the boxes and look for the things that you need and create additional mess.
Thou shalt not... forget to say goodbye to friends.
Inform the neighbors in both places that you will be moving and tell them the exact day and time when the moving process will start. It is important to tell them in advance, so you will not cause any discomfort to the people around you.
Thou shalt not... be messy.
Create a moving checklist that will help you to follow the moving process. It will be your most helpful tool that you can get your hands on.
Thou shalt not... stress about the little things.
Be prepared for surprises. Every moving is different and no matter how prepared you are, there will always be some unexpected situations that need to be handled. Be ready to face unexpected situations and don’t let these small problems ruin your day.