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The Ultimate Moving Guide

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Do you plan to move and don’t know where to start? Well, you are at the right place. Doing everything by yourself might cost you less, but it will stress you out. To decrease the stress, you would have to plan the move and get some reliable help.

You can rely on this Step-By-Step moving guide to get your queries solved. You can always select more than 1 service like getting packing help. That way you don’t have to do anything as the moving company arranges all the packing material and helps you with the furniture disassembling. This guide will help you pick the best moving company and stay tension-free during the move.

Before The Move

●      Plan Properly

The first step to moving without any stress is to start planning at least 3 to 4 months ahead. You might even do it once you finalize the house and decide to move. When you start the process several months ahead, then you can find a suitable spot with your mover.

You don’t have to give up a slot when planning. Especially if you are planning to move in the summer. It is high time for booking and the movers are usually booked out. Also, apply for the address change in the IDs wherever necessary so that you have the correct IDs by the time you move. Also, pay up for your last bills.

●      Book the Movers

Once you know when to move, it is time to start the search for a reliable moving company. It is recommendable to do both online and offline searches. That way, you get an idea about their positive and negative sides.

Once you are satisfied, you can send in the details of the number of items and start the booking process. The process in itself might take 2 – 3 days, including the quote acceptance and payment.

●      Start Packing Early

You will not have enough time to pack everything right before the move. Therefore, start your packing early. For example, if you live in a 1-room apartment, start packing 7 days ago. The more stuff you have, the earlier you would have to start your packing.

Begin with labeling, dismantling the furniture, and packing the non-essential items. Also, pack the fragile items separately and label them properly or pack them at the end. Make sure you add crushed paper cushions to avoid breakage.

●      Essential Stuff Bag

Maintain a bag with essential items that you might need immediately after your move. This would contain toiletries, some clothes, and some food items. You may use a small box or a small bag to carry those items.

This is crucial to avoid panic once you move, and immediately you need one of those items. You don’t have to search through all the boxes. You can just use your essentials bag. Now you are ready to move.

During The Move

  • 1 Last Look

Now that you are ready to move, it is time to have a last clean look at the house before you leave. Keep all the drawers and cupboards open to making the last round easier. Check the corners too before you leave.

You might want to make it easier by getting the apartment cleaned up or cleaning it thoroughly yourself after the packing is done. This way you leave it quite clean for the next person who comes in and checks all the places if there is anything left.

●      Get Moving Insurance

Never move without getting insurance. It helps you to get the money back in case something is lost, stolen, or damaged. Yes, it might cost you some extra money, but you can move without the stress of constantly thinking that your precious items might get scratched. This is especially important if you have a lot of vintage furniture and expensive art pieces.

●      Keep Light Snacks and Water

If you are moving long-distance, then keep some snacks and water handy. That would decrease the number of stops and you might reach faster. In case it is a short move or a move within the city, then these snacks and water will also be helpful because there is always traffic. Stay hydrated and alert.

After The Move

●      Check the Number of Items

The moving company gets a list from you, and they usually load and unload the truck using that list. If there is something extra, either they would ask for extra payment or they would not move it. Such a list is also useful for you. Maintain a list for yourself and keep ticking the things that are being loaded and unloaded. That would keep the movers on their toes too.

●      Verify The Condition

Of course, you would have to check for the condition of every item. That is tedious. Therefore, we recommend you first check the furniture and expensive items. And then check for all the items slowly as you unpack.

Your insurance usually remains valid for 3 to 4 months. So you have enough time. Always take a picture as evidence while you claim the insurance. Viola! You have successfully moved without having to overthink it.

Conclusion

Moving is a tedious process, but there are ways to make it easy. Follow this guide to remove the stress and enjoy the moving process. Some moving companies provide discounts based on the holidays or because of references. Make sure you take complete advantage of them. Choose a moving company you can trust.

 

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