The first thing to do would be to make a checklist. For example, it would be helpful to sort through all your things and decide which ones to bring along, and which ones to leave behind or give away.
In this light, one should also start collecting storage boxes, markers, tape, bubble wrap, and all the other materials to be used for packing. As for the non-packing aspects about moving: make sure that you’ve selected a reliable mover for your relocation needs. Acquire an estimate from the moving company regarding the expenses. Also, if you have children, make sure to coordinate with their new school district. In addition, your banks, employer, subscriptions (such as magazines), electric and water companies must be informed of the relocation.
When choosing a long-distance or local moving company, make sure that their staff members are certified movers. Check their website as well as customer feedback regarding the courtesy and experience of the staff.
Research if they have adequate facilities for moving, such as moving trucks with air cushions and adequate storage space.
Investigate whether they provide insurance in case of damage or loss of valuables during transport. More importantly, choose movers that will cater to your personal preferences without charging you exorbitant amounts of money.
More than a month prior to moving, it’s best to start packing, since last minute preparations – such as a week before moving – will cause a lot of disorganization and misplacement of belongings.
It’s best to pack first the belongings that are not frequently used. Also note the valuables that are being packaged.
Supply the moving company with a comprehensive inventory so that all belongings are accounted for. Be sure to label all the storage boxes appropriately, such as its general contents, or the room in which it is to be put.
For important documents and expensive jewelry, these must be placed in a safe box that you will keep with you. It’s best to keep such important objects on your person, rather than stuff them inside a moving truck.
A week prior to moving, tell your family to each have suitcases or luggage bags that can hold clothing for a few days. When you get to your new home, unpacking everything into its proper place make take more or less a week. Because of this, it would be helpful to have change of clothing and your personal care items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. accessible.
On the day itself, the only thing left to do is to make sure that your assigned movers show up on time. Just sign the inventory list and all other important documents, and you’re ready to go.
Take advantage of springtime and move in to your new home now!
You must protect valuables
This includes all your important documents, like property titles. It also includes all of your jewelry, family heirlooms, and anything else that is very valuable to you personally. For you to have smooth and peaceful move, you shouldn’t be worried about your irreplaceable items.
Have the New House or Apartment Ready for Occupancy
Since you are moving to another location, ensure that the house or apartment you are moving to is ready to be inhabited. The power, gas, and water must be ready to go once you arrive.