Moving your residence is a stressful and difficult activity which requires a lot of planning. Most people, living in a comfortable space, would not like to move until and unless compelled to do so. There are a number of reasons that compel you to move. For instance, you may move for more space, for a new job, and particularly for the education of your kids. As a matter of fact, if not today then tomorrow, it will become a need to move from small to large or from old to fancy houses. Now let’s come to the point if you are moving, for any reason, what are the easier ways of moving. Here are a few House Moving Tips which will be helpful when you move. Go through them;
- Prepare yourself in advance:
First trick to avoid any disaster is to pack in advance. Simple, your moving day will arrive quicker than you realize. If you wait for the last moment, then you will face great trouble (disorder and no management in a hurry). It is preferable that, one should start packing at least a month before you move. If you pack one box/one day, after a month you will almost done with your packing, now you just need to MOVE. Remember; you must start packing from small items like, clocks, hangings on the walls and your kitchen items etc.
- Prioritize your items:
Make a list of those items which you need first at the new house. The items include things like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc. Preferable, Pack these items in a clean box, it will allow you to see inside (make it easier to find). The clean box may also separate itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.
- Save your precious items:
Chances are, your precious items may be stolen or lost during a move. To avoid any inconvenience, make a list of precious items like a laptop, jewelry, cash etc. Pack all these items in a separate box/suitcase. Try to move them by yourself.
- Cleaning with Moving:
Moving is not as bad as you think. It will provide you an opportunity to clean up your items. When you’re storing things, sort out the items that you haven’t used in a while. If they are in good condition, sell them and make some money. Logically speaking, don’t move the stuff you don’t need.
- One room items – one box:
To avoid any inconvenience, follow this thumb rule; every room items should be packed separately. Let’s make it clearer and easier for you to understand. Don’t fix dining room items and bedroom items in one box. Likewise, don’t fix kitchen items and store room items in a single box. Choose separate box for every room, and label room name on the box. Remind: Choose the right size of boxes for every room. When you arrive at your new home, unpack room by room. In this way, unpacking process will feel more manageable.
- Hire movers:
Hire a moving company. Many movers come with insurance, which means if something breaks, they have to compensate you. There are many pros and cons of hiring moving companies that you must know. The merits are that, they have a team of highly expert individuals. They know well, how to move things in a better way. Demerit is that; they won’t want to be responsible for a television that isn’t properly packed in its original box. So, consider everything.
- Ask friends for help:
It is better to hire a moving company, however If you have enough friends, call them instead to hire any company. Split them up into shifts. One may help you move in the morning, and another to help you move when you get to your new home. It offers not only to save money, but your friends will be more conscious while to shift your precious items.
- Make pictures:
To make things easier for yourself, click photos before you seal the boxes. Also, take pictures of the backside of all electronic items. This will be helpful when installing them, and you won’t have trouble finding out which wires go in each of the sockets.
- Save your budget:
It might be a case that you are living in joint family, having many cousins, uncles and other family members. The point is that more family members, more will be the luggage. More luggage will require more boxes. In spite of buying a ton of boxes, get used boxes from grocery stores. Most of them will be in a pretty decent condition. Some companies also sell used boxes. Try to save – where possible.
- Stay Safe:
Moving can be more dangerous than you may expect. It’s exhausting work, which can lead to a serious injury if you’re not careful. This is especially true if you do it yourself and have taken on the task of carrying heavy furniture without the help of professionals. Protecting yourself during your move is just as important an objective as protecting your belongings. Therefore, you need to be very careful.