Moving into a new home is a lot of work. Besides the flood of emotions that comes with leaving behind that one place that holds a lot of sentimental value, there are also so many things you will have to take care of in the new home and during the process of moving.
Handling the set of furniture you want to transfer is a hassle thing to do; you would have to decide which furniture to throw out and which to throw in your new home. Or if you choose to bring everything over to your new place, the stress of loading the truck and making sure all furniture are carefully placed to avoid damage is also present.
In order to move smoothly, these are several things you should do:
Things to Do
- Pack Smartly
You can pack your things by yourself or you can give this job to your moving company. Either way, make sure you will use sturdy boxes and not cardboards; this is to avoid damaging your furniture and whatever else inside the box. For clothes, some companies will even have wardrobe boxes so that clothes will no longer get wrinkled or crumpled along the way.
- Organize the boxes
This is mostly what movers forget to do and this is also one of the most important things to do. Make sure you know which boxes should go in the truck first and which should go last. Other than that, always label the boxes as these labels will serve as a guide on which boxes to unpack first before the others.
- Clean the New House
Make sure the new house is clean before you actually transfer your things in that place. Having all the furniture over and cleaning the place afterwards might be the worst ideas as it will make everything more complicated. It would be best if the space is ready ahead of time.
- Hire a Van/Truck
Of course, this should not be skipped. You must hire a vehicle which will handle your belongings. You can find a local man with a van to help you with your things. Don’t worry, most of these men bring along others who will help in carrying heavy stuff. Those who offer these services often also handle large furniture such as a piano, a pool table, etc. Make sure you get this part ready before the actual moving day just so you can save yourself from more stress on the day, itself.
- Call your Utility Company
This is a must. Once you have established a date of moving into your new home, make sure you contact the company that handles your utilities so that you can set up a utility service switch. Especially for those homes which are very much new. So make sure you notify your billing companies about your new address.
These are only some of the many things you can do in order to make moving out and moving in smooth without any problems. Of course, some random issues and concerns may pop out along the way. However, it is best for you to be prepared and this is mainly why these tips should be followed.