Moving 101- Tips from the Pros

Why is moving to a new home such a stressful event? Some researchers state that moving is one of the most stressful events to occur in a human being’s life. There are many factors that involved that collude with each other to make each effect more powerful. These are things like-Financial strain, a tight budget, and stress from your family and career. In addition, leaving friends and loved ones behind also adds to the stress.

Moving out is not only difficult, but also costly, laborious, and stressful all at once. There are many things one can do to prepare for this event.


1)   Telling the Family

Warning your kids or family about the move is neither expensive nor time consuming, so it should be an easy task to do. Ample time to pack and say goodbye to friends can also make the move easier on kids.


2)   Finding a New Place to Live

This should be one of your top priorities. It’s very important that you have your new living space ready for you to move in by the time you leave your home. In addition, searching for a new home can be an extremely time-consuming task, especially if you are moving to an area you are not familiar with. We recommend that you visit your new city a couple of months before the move to get a bit more familiar.

Finding trustworthy movers requires careful research and meticulous attention to the details, but it’s worth the efforts – your relocation will be successful and completely stress-free when handled by experienced professionals.


3)   Organizing Your Belongings

Cleaning out the storage areas and decluttering your home may be quite a difficult task, but you need to get down to it before your move for a couple of reasons:

*The fewer items you relocate, the less you will pay (the final moving costs depend on the total weight of your shipment);

*The better organized your belongings are, the easier it will be to unpack them and arrange your new home.


4)   Packing Safely

Without a doubt, ensuring the safety of your belongings will be among your primary concerns when moving to a new home. Hiring experienced professionals to handle your household items and personal possessions is the first step to a safe and trouble-free shipment. Proper packing is the other essential requirement for keeping your belongings intact during the moving procedures.

A professional packing and shipping company can pack fragile items, pack furniture kitchen appliances, electronics, books, clothes, valuables and any other item you wish to take on your move. Packing up your entire household is quite a laborious task indeed, but you can always leave it to a professional packing company to give you peace of mind.

Packing and loading dozens of boxes can be quite a monumental task!

Packing and loading dozens of boxes can be quite a monumental task!

5)   Saying Goodbye To Close Friends And Favorite Places

Saying goodbye to your old life is arguably the most stressful moving task. Leaving favorite places behind and parting with close friends is always sad. You need to find a way to say proper goodbye to the places and the people you hold dear – throw a farewell party, enjoy favorite fun activities with your friends, prepare small gifts for each of them, make plans to meet again soon, etc. Visit one last time every location that has special meaning for you and spend some peaceful moments there alone. Don’t forget to say goodbye to your old home too – you will surely miss it.


6)   Avoiding Problems On Moving Day

The success of your entire relocation depends on how smoothly things will go on Moving day, so it comes as no wonder that the moving stress reaches its peak on this special day. All your careful planning and elaborate preparations can be ruined by a single mistake or misfortunate event, so you have every reason to feel anxious and stressed. Contact your chosen moving company several days in advance to confirm your scheduled pick-up date and time;



7)   Loading And Driving The Moving Truck

If you have decided on a DIY move, you’ll have a couple of extra stressful moving tasks to take care of:

Loading the moving truck – not only will you have to lift and carry heavy and awkwardly-shaped household items, but you will also have to properly arrange your belongings in the moving truck and to secure them well. None of these tasks is easy to complete, not to mention that any mistake you make will result in damages or personal injuries. If you are up to the challenge, at least make sure you have all the proper equipment (utility dolly, furniture pads, moving straps, protective materials, etc.) and several reliable friends who will come to your help.

Driving the moving truck – driving a large moving truck for hours on end is no piece of cake. The vehicle is heavy and “clumsy” – you’ll have to brake earlier, make wider turns, drive slowly, and watch for overpass, bridge and tunnel height limits. It will be difficult to maneuver the large truck along narrow city streets and to take it along busy highways to your final destination. You’ll have to be very alert all the time to avoid road accidents and to safely transport your belongings to your new home. Not to mention, that you may have problems finding an adequate parking place too;

Unloading the moving truck and unpacking your items – you will be totally exhausted when you reach your final destination, but you will have some more strenuous work ahead of you – unloading the moving truck, reassembling your furniture, setting up your appliances, unpacking your items, disposing of the packing materials, etc.

Hiring professional movers to do the job will save you all the extra stress and trouble!.

As you can see, knowing how to load a truck or trailer is very important to make sure all your belongings will fit!

As you can see, knowing how to load a truck or trailer is very important to make sure all your belongings will fit!

8)   Getting Your New Home Ready On Time

To be able to receive your shipment and set up your new home, you need it to be completely ready by move in day. Arrange for any repair works and remodeling projects to be over before your items arrive. Otherwise, you’ll have to put them in temporary storage and stay at a hotel until your property is ready. Deep cleaning your new property will be very difficult if all your items are already unpacked and put at their rightful places. So, you are strongly advised to do a thorough cleaning before the moving truck arrives.

Taking care of important details and getting as much help possible from an experienced moving company can make all the difference in the world!

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