Moving home is a tedious job. There is a lot of work to do when you are going to a new home. If you are moving within the driving distance, you can manage by yourself. If you are moving to long distance, it is advised to take help of packers and movers to move smoothly to the new home.
Here are some tips that will help you while moving to a new home.
Gather packing suppliers in advance
If you want to move to new home, then it is better to call packing suppliers. Contact the packing suppliers and tell them the details of your new home address, your current address, date and time you want to move to new home.
Estimate moving costs
Estimate the moving costs by listing all the costs involved in the moving home. It includes price of boxes required for packing, markers, tapes for sealing of boxes and movers fee etc. This will help you in estimating how much cash you need to keep in hand for moving home. Always have extra cash on hand to avoid emergency needs.
Gather all packaging boxes
One of the most important tip to remember while moving home is to gather all the boxes, tapes and markers or labels before two weeks of relocation of home. Gather more number of boxes than your expectations. It will help you to move left over things at last.
Label all boxes clearly
Place all the items in boxes and label them with markers. Note down all the box numbers and contents on each box on paper. Then seal all the boxes with tapes. If possible give color coding to each box. This will help you and your mover to keep the boxes in appropriate place.
Safe guard valuable items
It is a better tip to keep your valuable items such as jewelery, glassware etc in a separate box. Make sure that all are packed in a safe boxes. Label the boxes containing glass ware or fragile items as fragile. Therefore movers will carefully handle those boxes to prevent breaking.
Keep important papers with you
Don’t leave important documents or papers with movers. Keep all the important papers with you. These documents or papers might includes school certificates, birth certificates, bank records, current bills, insurance policy documents and all the important papers or documents.
Have extra cash in hand
It is advised to have extra cash on hand to face emergency needs. It will help you to solve issues at new home such as plumbing issues, water problem, minor electricity works etc. Some times you may need to stay at hotels if traveling long. Therefore be prepare to have extra cash with you while moving to new home.