Here are some moving tips so you can make the transition stress free and satisfying. These are even useful for long distance moving. Follow the three tips and you will be on your way to making new memories.
1. Package up items in an organized fashion
Pack up items in boxes and label each box into a category. If you have many items, it would be wise to make lists of everything in those boxes and tape it to the box, or even write it on it! This is a good time to clear out everything that you think you can do without, so donate, throw out, and sell things you could get rid of. Remember the less weight you have to take on, the easier it is to move.
2. Hire movers fast!
Get movers to take items you want them to take as soon as you can and try to have them move as much as possible in the shortest amount of time. This way you do not have to hire them three or four times. This part is imperative, do not have the hired movers take any priceless items, jewelry, heirlooms, cash, or paper files. If these are lost or damaged, you cannot get them back despite what the contract says. Travel with these personally. To move these things, get pods and hitch that to your vehicle to take along for the ride.
3. Be prepare for the worst
When using long distance movers, and sometimes short distance, they usually stay on time for when they move. For you and your family, a schedule may change and you have to go to the new home a day early or a day later or more! Be prepared for this and have the electricity, water, internet, phone and other amenities turned off two day after the planned move from the old house. Talk to the companies in charge of those things and have them turned on two days before the planned move to the new house.
Being organized and prepared will make the move to a new location more fluent and easier. Remember these tips to guide you in your moving process!