Who can’t use some moving tips when they’re packing up their whole life for a new home?
If you’re among thousands of people who have picked up and moved their family to a new home or a new community, you have fresh memories of some of the ups and downs or thrills or frustrations of moving.
Drawing from personal experience, we know there are lots of ways to help make your household move easier and more .
- Make a List
Write there everything, you’ll be thank yourself for it later!
Divide all the items on things that you will need on the first time when you arrive and things that you are ready to wait for.
Make lists for each box, with detailed description.
Put numbers on each box, on each item in boxes.
Put detailed description not “kitchen staff”, but “5 knives, 3 pink bowls, 2 metallic dishes…”
- Have plenty of Supplies
You will need a lot of Boxes! Be ready for it! For those who play in young ages in “The Tetris game” the packing presses could be easier;)
Ask to the moving company, if they could sale you boxes and other staff for moving.
- Buy the strongest plastic packaging tape
– to close the boxes securely. Use colour packaging tape, to indicate the rooms where to put the goods.
Designate a colour for each room in the new home, such as yellow for kitchen, orange for dining room, etc.
- Use unprinted newsprint (newspaper can stain your items) or packing paper or bubble wrap
-to wrap and cushion household good. Again, you’ll need lots more supplies than you think, so get extra so the packing can go smoothly. Return any unused supplies after the truck is packed.
- Use vacuum bags
If you are moving to other country at first will be counted the size of your boxes and not the weight, so you need to be very compact. Use Vacuum bags, get out the air with the help of your vacuum cleaner. That super bags guaranty a hermetic stay, so no insects or humidity can get into during the stocking time in the custom or other places where the container/truck will stop.
- Safeguard valued items
It’s a good idea to keep valuable possessions, such as silverware, collections, or antiques, with you. Either way, check your insurance to see how you are covered during the move, and if you need additional insurance from the mover. Also, find out what paperwork (receipts, appraisals, and photos) you might need to file a claim in case of loss.
- Keep important papers with you
Your list of “important” papers might include:
- medical insurance,
- flying tickets,
- birth certificates,
- school records,
- mover estimates,
- new job contacts,
- utility company numbers,
- recent bank records,
- current bills,
- phone lists,
- closing papers,
- realtor info,
- and more.
Don’t leave these with the mover. Keep them with you!
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