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Moving: A Checklist of Things You Need to Prepare

Ah…moving. Not a lot of people appreciate this tedious chore, but if you are planning on moving to a better place, then there’s really no other way to do it but to get to work. For an easier and more efficient move, check out these recommendations:

 

Transfer Information

This is probably the most difficult part because you might be overwhelmed with the many things you need to do. The move itself is actually the easy part as you just need to take care of the packing and unpacking bits. If you want the whole process to go smoothly as possible, then you need to prepare. Before you start packing, list down all the utilities you are responsible for and make the necessary transfers one at a time. Fortunately, the latest technology allows you to these things easily: ONLINE!

 

Packing Supplies

There are many places that you can buy packing supplies from, but boxes and tape can add up to your expenses as they might come in pricey. You can avoid the additional cost by looking for places that give out free boxes. You can try shipment businesses or try looking at furniture stores. You have to call them at least a week before you start packing, just to be sure they would have boxes to give you. If you have friends or relatives who have moved recently before you do, then you can ask them if they have used boxes that you can use.

 

Essentials

This is also a tricky part as you might have many things to pack. First things first: set aside your essentials – clothing and toiletries. The closer you get to moving out, the more you have to have just one or two suitcases for your essentials. It is best to live out of that suitcase, as uncomfortable as that may sound. You don’t want to have your necessities packed on the big boxes – that would be unfortunate.

 

Labels and Inventory

Some people tend to pack by room, but you can choose not to do that. If that works more for you, then by all means, stick to that option. Another way to make the sorting process easier for you is by using labels and keeping an inventory. Unmarked boxes will just give you a headache that you are better off without. You can use coloured stickers or label stickers for an easier method. You might also want to have an online inventory – this saves you a lot of time and paper, too!

 

Movers

This should be taken care of at least a few weeks before your move. It is best to have a reliable mover so that that could be the least of your concerns. Make sure all necessary information and payments are settled so that on the day of your move, you will just have to wait for them to pick up your stuff and you will be all set.