CHOOSE THE BEST MOVING COMPANY
Check local or nearby reputable moving companies to choose from. Next is to schedule in-home estimates. Create you a summary list of their services as well as their limitations for easy reference. Before deciding and signing your contract with your mover, read first their documents thoroughly.
Require them to hand over your copy ahead of time. It will give you ample time to weigh matters and choose the best. However, never forget to verify if your chosen mover is licensed and insured through their Department of Transportation number.
NOT TO FORGET KIDS WELFARE
Our kids’ future is always our priority. Before moving out, be sure to look for the best school for your kids at your new location. Choose the best strategic institution near you or to communities that will aid your child’s adaptability with his new environment.
TRY TO BE MINIMALIST
If you think all your stuff is too much for the relocation, then you might consider selling them instead. Schedule a garage sale and donate anything left that you couldn’t sell. It’s like hitting two birds in one stone. Recycle or dispose of properly everything you can’t pack or sell. Items such as bleach, aerosol cans, or any items which are corrosives, flammables, and poisonous.
Communicate with your chosen mover if they can assist you with your fragile or unusual items. Everything such as your wall arts, piano, antique, and so on. If they don’t offer to move such, contact other moving company that specializes in handling them.
BRING WITH YOU YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES
We don’t mean literally. Whether you’re moving on the next city or you’re going overseas, let your close-in relatives and friend know your plans. Having a simple party to say goodbye will show them they matter to you. With this, it will lessen the loneliness of being away from them.
KEEP AN INVENTORY SHEET
List down in an inventory sheet of all your valuables. Label them using different cooled stickers or tape for each room. It will really make your unpacking easier. For security and safekeeping purposes, keep a separate private list of all important valuables and which box you have placed it into.
YOUR CAR AND OTHER VEHICLES
Have your vehicles serviced if you plan to use it your moving schedule. It will be difficult for the whole family if it gets trouble along your way. That will mean another expense. Prevention is a lot cheaper than repair. If your relocation requires shipping your car, then keep it empty. Remove all spare tires and tools inside. This will save you from reporting a missing object later on.
Compile all your family members’ medical records. Place them together with your financial and legal records in a bag. Be sure to keep it handy and close to you all the time.
Find out if the area you are moving into has a moving day requirement. Comply it ahead to lessen your activities on your moving date. Also, address minor home repairs before moving out. If you will be renting, clarify if all expenses you incurred in repairs will be deducted in your security deposit or not. In addition, make sure all your furniture will fit in your new home. Measure doors and stairways. Decide then what to do with furniture which will not fit in.