Relocating, for whatever the reason, marks the start of a new chapter in your life. New neighbors, new job, new school, new recreations—there are countless things to look forward to. However, the first step before your journey begins can be far less exciting. How should you manage the cumbersome task of transporting your stuff? Lost valuables and damage to furniture and appliances are real possibilities, and then there’s the moving date itself. How can you plan this efficiently to make your move hassle-free?
- Switch your cheapskate mode off
We’re talking valuables, here—your valuables—the things you’ve invested your hard earned money on. You might want to do this on your own to cut costs, but if you have high-end valuables and breakables, you put your stuff at high risk for damage. The packing, loading, and the long drive itself will wear you down, so why not consider hiring professional Barrie movers to help you carry out the task. Some full service companies, such as Hills Moving, can help you save by letting you do the packing while providing bonus packing materials for free.
- Keep what you need, leave what you don’t
Your new house may not be as big as your old home, and the new house would no longer have any need for your old stuff. Separate the items you wish to dispose of, and it might make sense to send some furniture to relatives or donating them to charities. If you can, set up a garage sale weeks before to earn back a portion of your investment. For the items you need to take with you, make sure valuables, such as jewellry, artilleries, documents, and gadgets stay with you in the car.
- Ensure your travel kit is complete
Basically, this includes medicines, snacks, drinks, toiletries, blankets and reliable maps of your new place or city. Don’t forget to consider any special needs your family members may have. If you have a pet, consult your vet about preparing your pet for the move and long travel. If you let your pet ride in the car with you, put diapers on her.
- Plan your stuff’s placement
Your Barrie movers may have successfully transported your stuff without causing any damage. Don’t decide right then where things should go, or you exposing some of your stuff to possible weather damage because they’d have to wait outside. Calculate your floor area beforehand and plot your large furniture or appliances on a blueprint, and guide your movers accordingly.
For a stress-free move to your new home, follow the above tips. As some would say: “a positive mood makes a great day ahead”. Plan ahead and stay positive, and carry that new outlook in your new home.
Source: Avoid Common Home Moving Mistakes, UrbanHome.com
Source: 10 Biggest Moving Mistakes, Better Homes and Gardens