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Moving is certainly a stressful thing and most people don’t enjoy it. However, with the right moving tips, it doesn’t have to be.
-Start planning your move as far ahead as possible. As soon as you know you will be moving, book your move, and start putting together a plan.
-Legitimate movers generally don't require a significant deposit before moving you, and if they do it is a small good faith deposit.
-DO NOT USE A BROKER. These brokers turn over your shipment to a mover, many of which are rogue movers instead of professionals. Be sure to ask if your shipment is being brokered.
-If you will be packing your items yourself, start as soon as possible. You don’t want to be stuck packing up everything the night before the movers show up.
Pack a box of items you will need immediately. Label this box “TO BE OPENED FIRST” and make sure it includes things you need, such as toiletries, tools, remote controls, etc.
-To avoid damage, do not pack fragile items and heavy items in the same box and clearly mark fragile boxes. Before you even get ready to pack anything, you need to have the right supplies on hand, which include: bubble wrap, newspaper, scissors, labels, marking pens, packing tape, padding supplies, boxes in different sizes. If you don’t have the right supplies, make sure you gather them together first.
-Glassware and china should be wrapped with enough paper so as not to clatter within the box. You can also wrap glassware in bubble wrap. Use plenty of paper to line the top, bottom and side of each box. Glasses should also be individually wrapped and packed standing up
-Make sure the most valuable items, such as jewelry, currency and documents travel with you. Movers will not take responsibility for items of “extraordinary value.”
-Don’t pack any open liquids to go into the moving truck. They may leak and cause damage to other boxes during shipment.
-Use smaller boxes for packing heavy items to make the boxes easier to carry. This moving tip will also help you avoid boxes breaking due to strain.
-Use our moving labels for fragile items and to ensure the right boxes are packed on top of other boxes.
-Label all your boxes for the top side and put your name and destination on the boxes in bold letters.
-Label boxes for each specific area of your home and inform the movers of the areas for each box.
-Hire a professional to disconnect and service any major appliances before you move.
-Defrost your freezer and refrigerator before the day you move and make sure they are empty before moving day.
-Get rid of any flammable items, such as fuels, matches, aerosols and propane tanks before moving day.
-Keep your personal phone book and cell phone with you in case you need to make an important call during transit.
-Get in touch with your moving professional a few days before the move to confirm and review any final details.
-Do a final walkthrough of your home to ensure you have packed everything. Check the cupboards, closets, behind doors and other areas of your home.
-Give your moving crew lead a number where you can be reached after you leave. You should also provide an alternative contact number just in case.
-When moving during extreme temperatures, make sure to allow time for your electronics to acclimatize before you plugin them in.
-Notify the post office, magazines, credit card companies, and friends and family of your change of address. The U. S. Postal Service offers a kit to make this process easier. Here's the online link: moversguide.usps.com
-Contact utilities (gas, water, electricity, telephone, cable company) to schedule disconnection of services on the day following your move. Call the utilities in your new town to arrange for service to start the day before your move so that you have service when you arrive at your new home.
-Keep children and pets out of the way of the movers. It is dangerous for all and delays the move.
Tips for Kids
-Stay connected: Make a list of your closest friends’ phone numbers and e-mail addresses so you can keep in touch with them. Write a list of who you want to say goodbye to before you leave, maybe your babysitter, favorite neighbor or teacher. Show the list to your parent(s) and then you can call, e-mail them or give them a goodbye hug.
-Think of your favorite places, like the park and the ice cream store, that you want to visit one more time before you move.
-Start drawing a cool design for your bedroom in your new home. Think about the colors you want to paint it and where to put your bed.
-Moving is a good reason to get rid of junk you don’t need anymore. Go through your toys and games and put them into three groups: things you want to take with you to the new home, things to toss out, and things you don't want, but could be given away to other kids. The first night in your new home is special. Think about things you want with you, such as your favorite pajamas or stuffed animal. Pack these in your suitcase or backpack.
-You've got a new address! Explore your new community. Make a list of things you want to see, do and look for in your new community. Call and text your friends to tell them how you’re doing and to update them on your new home!
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