How to make your life easy when moving from one house to another; tips and tricks
If you are single and own perhaps a TV set but not much else, moving is going to be as enjoyable and trouble-free as going away for the weekend. You can pack all your clothes in your suitcase and put that together with everything else you got at the back of the car and simply drive off.
On the other hand, if you are married with children and pets and a spouse, and have amassed quite a few things both valuable and valueless, moving from one house to another can be a task of epic proportions. Really, you mustn’t do it alone, this is not the time for DIY, you have to hire a mover/packer to at least take the burden of moving your household goods out of your hands, rhetorically and literally speaking.
Of course, the simplest way to move is to not take anything with you. A most manageable way to transfer from house to house is to not bring along large or heavy and bulky items too. You can do two things with your stuff: sell them and/or give them away. The better option is certainly to sell your stuff for cash which you could use to buy new things to put in your new house.
Seriously now, many of us do get attached to certain personal belongings though. For instance, it is difficult for some men to give up their proverbial favorite chair, no matter how worn-out it is. They'd sooner give up the old house, and thus transfer to a new one lugging the unwieldy furniture. And some women can get extremely fond of entire living room sets.
When it comes down to moving from one house to another, in order to make life easier for you, the first thing you should really do is find yourself a good mover/packer. You can get a referral or listen to service reviews from friends who have been there before, but you should also go online and search for a few more movers' names and get quotes at the same time.
Anyone who is planning to move to another house will benefit a lot just by contacting movers. For starters, these professional and experienced people have, through time, perfected a checklist of things to do to accomplish a move completely and efficiently. You can easily obtain a copy of these checklists from them.
These checklists can be very useful guides for anyone who is set to transfer houses, because they can contain the most nearly complete information anyone needs to have to move from one house to another with confidence. However, be reminded that these are general suggestions coming from the movers' point of view; you need to factor in your actual personal requirements too.
Here are the things to be remembered, reduced to the basics, when moving from one house to another:
- 1. Packing and Unpacking – do not pack junk; create an inventory; sort and label all items
- 2.Household Goods Transfer – do yourself a favor, let the mover/packer do this job
- 3.Utilities – disconnect in the old house, connect in the new house
- 4.Documents & Records – put together and carry them yourself
- 5.Jewelry & Valuables – put in safety deposit boxes
- 6.Address – leave a forwarding address for mail; notify family, friends and business contacts
- 7.Settle bills – and return borrowed mowers, books, etc.
- 8.Party – say goodbye to the people and the place you are leaving behind; say hello to your new neighbors and neighborhood