Relocating to a new neighborhood can be an exciting affair. However, the thought of planning and carrying out the move can dampen moods. When you do not know how to go about handling your move, the move can be a stressful affair. Serious back and bone injuries are often reported during moves, forcing households to incur additional costs in the form of medical expenses.
Furthermore, valuable items stand a higher risk of breaking or getting damaged when you handle your own move. Therefore, the option of hiring a professional moving company needs to be considered carefully. The tips for ensuring an easy move include:
· Pre-move plans
Hiring the services of professional movers can make your move stress-free and safer. Therefore, it is advisable to shop around for moving companies in order to find a company that offers reliable services at competitive rates. Ideally, a moving company should be contacted at least 8 weeks before the move. It is equally important to show up at your new property before the move in order to perform a pre-clean. You may consider hiring professional services to clean the whole house.
Furthermore, you may consider changing the locks of your main and back doors. In addition, consider changing your mailing address for your cable and utilities at least 2 weeks prior to the move, as well as contacts on your bank, credit cards, magazine subscriptions, and much more.
· Packaging your valuables
If you choose to handle your own packaging, make sure to buy quality packaging materials and boxes to pack your items. Therefore, you will need to buy quality boxes and wrapping materials. Start by packing the items you will not need in the next one month in sturdy boxes and label the boxes carefully. Furthermore, items should be packaged according to the rooms.
Labeling boxes is highly recommended because it makes the process of unloading much easier. In addition, it is important to take photos of the connections of your electronics to help you remember how the wires go. Cushioning your fragile items using newspapers, blankets, clothing or wrapping papers can help make sure the safety of your valuable by reducing breakage or chipping.
· Moving plans
Make sure all your valuables are properly packed by the time the movers get to your promises. Therefore, you do not have to be that bad person who keeps them waiting for long hours. The moving company will be on standby with its trucks to load and transport your valuable items to their destination. If arranging your valuables in the new property was part of the contract, any professional moving company will come handy in getting every item set in its rightful place.