Moving Your Home Does Not Have to be Overwhelming

Moving Your Home Does Not Have to be Overwhelming
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    Three worthwhile points to remember on moving day are that: you should choose your mover with care, do not move all at once if possible and make sure that you load the truck well.

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Just the thought of moving day can be so disturbing. After all, it involves packing, loading, unloading and then setting up the new place. In addition, there is the risk of breaking and damaging your delicate stuff that you have collected over all these years.

But you do not have to fret over this any longer. A little bit of planning is all that it takes to make your moving day that much easier.

Choose your mover with care.

You cannot move your house on your own. You need to understand this. After all, you would be moving heavy beds, tables, sofa and so on. Even if it can be dis-assembled, you would still need someone to do the assembling and disassembling parts. And shifting of such furniture will require the services of more than one person.

Ask your mover to visit your home and understand your needs. He will be able to understand how much delicate stuff and heavy items you have and how they would have to be packed. He would know what kind of transit van you need in order to move all your stuff. Give him your timelines and take his advice accordingly.

Do not move at one go.

You do not have to move your entire home at one go. In case you are moving nearby, opt for a smaller transit van. You can make multiple trips. This way you can move just your kitchen in the first trip. While the van makes its way back for the second load, you can set up your kitchen in the meantime. This way your setting up will become more organized.

Or else you can move your kitchen and bedroom on one day and postpone moving your other stuff to some other day. But all this is possible only when you are moving to a nearby place, preferably in the same city. In case you are traveling far, you will need a larger transit van as you will have to keep the entire house together.

Load it well.

No matter how well-packed your stuff is, if it is not loaded well, it can lead to a lot of damage. Make sure that all your heavy furniture is loaded in the back of the transit van. Next, tie it up with ropes so that it does not move during travel.

The delicate things like mirrors and artifacts can be placed in the nooks and corners. Make sure they are well guarded by the pillows and cushions to keep them safe from any damage.

As you can see, moving day does not really have to be overwhelming. You just have to plan ahead and get the right movers to do the work for you.

In case any of your friends or relatives are planning to move house and you think that this article will be useful to them, why don’t you share it with them through social media like Facebook and others?

Image credit: Moving Made Easier, on Flickr

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