Moving houses can be quite a daunting task, to say the least. Packing up belongings that have accumulated over the years, arranging for friends or professionals movers to help, and exhausting hours of lifting heavy boxes only to have to unpack them in the days that follow are all perfect reasons to dread the process of moving house. However, there are a number of helpful tips and tricks that can make the challenge a bit easier to bear. Here are the top dos and don’ts for moving.
The list of to-dos when moving house:
Choose a moving company that is reliable. Though many people may be tempted to select the mover who offers them the lowest price, choosing a moving company that is licensed, insured, and dependable is definitely the way to go (even if they do cost a bit more).Get plenty of supplies for the move. Make sure to purchase plenty of packing boxes and tape before you start the move. Buying an abundance of cardboard moving boxes can allow for you to have a smooth move, without having to worry about running out of box space for your treasured possessions.Label your boxes. Even though the moving process can become a bit chaotic and hurried, you’ll want to make sure that you are labeling ALL of your boxes and noting what room of the new home they belong in.
The don’ts of moving house (avoid at all costs if you want a stress-free move):
Send valuables on the moving truck if hiring a mover. If you have hired a professional moving company, you’ll want to keep your valuables with you at all times and never include them with the other items that are being transported by the mover.Forget to have the utilities shut off/transferred and notify the post office. Given that moving is such a taxing process, it’s only natural that you might let the utilities and your mail delivery service slip your mind. However, if you don’t want to be charged for utilities that you are no longer going to be using at your hold home, and would like to receive your important mail, then you will need to keep in mind that the electric, gas, and water companies all need to be notified of your move, as well as the post office.Bring everything you own to your new home, if you can help it. If you have the opportunity beforehand, assess all of your possessions prior to making the move to see what you can get rid of, what can be taken to a storage unit, and what you really want to bring with you. This can give you the ability to reduce the number of items that you are going to have to transport and keep your new home from being cluttered by items that you don’t necessarily need anymore.
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Rhiannon Hadas is a published author and pen for hire who writes for Teacrate Packaging about their different products such as packing boxes. She currently resides in the Western United States, where she spends most of her spare time working on her next fictional offering.