You maybe wondering why there has been a spate of posts about moving household goods, moving small businesses and how to find the right movers recently on my blog..
If you are, it is because of various questions that I have been receiving concerning these very topics recently..
There seems to be quite a demand for such moves and having relocated through a couple of countries and cities, I know that it can be stressful..
But fear not.. There are few things you can do to make your move easy.. Like using a Professional moving company which will take care of a lot of your problems as they will assist you in ensuring you have a stress free move..
However, you should ensure that YOU are also fully prepared for the move and here are a few useful tips to help you with that..
Tip 1 : Get Organized
You need to start early when you know your move is approaching.. Chances are you have much more stuff than you remember..
Also, take time to inventory your household’s content to ensure that nothing is lost or damaged when you hire a moving company..
You should keep in mind that even professional movers will need adequate time to do the job right.. Therefore you need to ensure that you allow plenty of time..
Tip 2 : Hire the right Moving Company
You need to give ample consideration to the movers that you hire.. Certain areas to consider include:
- Referrals from other customers
- Estimates and Price
There are quite a few services that will offer professional, licensed and insured services for all needs that are generated from moving..
They provide peace of mind that your household items will arrive safe, secure and intact.. This is extremely beneficial since the entire process can often be overwhelming..
Tip 3 : Packing 101
There is an art to packing.. Professional services will be able to provide packing services so you can eliminate the stress of packing endless numbers of boxes..
However, you should still play an active role in the process to ensure that you know where the most important items are located.. Some general packing tips you should adhere to include:
- Keep boxes less than 30 pounds
- Take time to eliminate unwanted items
- Tape screws and other small parts to their parent item
- Pack only one room at a time
- Use towels, t-shirts and pillows as packing for fragile items
Tip 4 : Box Labeling
Chances are all the boxes will look the same when you move into your new house.. However, you can use standard labels to clue you in about what is inside:
- Use a fat black marker that is sure to be notices
- Label both sides of the box
- Abbreviate each room’s name
- Use “Open Me First” labels for items you will need right away
- If it is breakable mark “Fragile”
The fact is that moving can seem overwhelming, however if you develop a plan and follow the tips found here, you will be surprised how easy the process can be..
There is no reason to stress about this if you have a professional mover helping along.. They will ease the worry of your move..
The more you are able to find out about the professionals in your area, the faster you can find the right one for your needs..
Images credit : delivery by walle_chan from the Noun Project, movers by Andrey Vasiliev from the Noun Project