Removals always have two sides of the same coin. On one hand, leaving that place that was your home, where you lived many experiences and that will be part of the past; and on the other, to welcome you to a new space that will be your refuge. So, it is worth to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, therefore, it’s worth knowing the tips that will make you have a perfect move.
Consider whether you will hire a removal company or if you’ll do it yourself. Give thought to all variables: costs, documents, paperwork, amenities, options and the services they offer. If you require the services of a company, hire it in time. Also, check social media for options in your city, since we’re in the age of interactive platforms you can easily find them. Pay attention to the ratings of other users who have requested moves from specialists, as they usually give their opinions through the internet. Compare prices and years of experience.
On the contrary, if it is you who will do the moving, start to organize your belongings with time and don’t leave it for last minute, because with the approach of the day zero the hustle and bustle increases. First, have boxes available, you’ll need some for this purpose, of different sizes, with handles or holes in the sides and in minimum condition to move objects from one side to another. Also, find adhesive tape, newspaper, bubble wrap and, if considered, expanded polystyrene(EPS).
To achieve the perfect move, you should keep in mind:
• Get rid of items you won’t need in your new home. Consider a garage sale, donations, or, if they’re not useful, throw them in the trash.
• If you live in a building, make sure you can move heavy objects in the elevator or if there’s one intended for that purpose. You should also do this in your new home.
• If you don’t have a wheelbarrow, buy or rent one. It will help move heavy objects.
• Identify the restaurants or delivery services on the area where you will live, in case you need to buy prepared food the first few days in your new home.
When the time comes to organize your belongings, you should know that everything will be easier and more comfortable if you consider the options below:
• Have a check list and check the sections when they are ready for the relocation.
• Start by organizing the kitchen and the living room, because, usually, they are the ones that have more objects to move, such as appliances, plates, cutlery, glasses, furniture, tables, jugs, among others. Pack plates vertically, so they are less likely to fracture.
• Make sure to identify the boxes, so you know the content just by reading the label. You can even put the name of the room and the box number; meaning that if you keep the things in your room in several boxes, you can identify them as: “Main Room 1 of 10”.
• Identify all sides of the boxes containing fragile objects. Better safe than sorry, right?
• Pack heavy objects in small boxes and use large ones for light-weight things. This way they will be easier to manipulate and move.
• Protect objects made of glass or material that can be broken with newspaper, old fabrics, or EPS. Also, make sure not to leave spaces for these items to move inside the box where they will be stored. Because otherwise they’re more likely to break.
• If you are moving furniture, consider whether it is best to move it in one piece or if you will need to disassemble it. In that case, have sealed bags on hand to store the screws and other small pieces; and remember to identify them properly.
• Clothes can be moved easily and comfortably on the hangers themselves or inside suit holders. If you hire a moving company, they have boxes designed for clothing and are quite practical.
• Go one step at a time: once the kitchen and living room are packed, go to one room and pick it up; once finished, go to the next. Do not make the mistake of leaving the areas half-saved, because the task will be more difficult and you will have to deal with the mess.
• Before you save the cables, you can take pictures to connect them in the new home in the same way. That way you’ll avoid headaches for not remembering how they are supposed to be connected.
• Keep your books with the back down and the leaves’ part up.
• Avoid moving flammable products. If you need to move them, keep them in lidless boxes to keep them in plain view.
• It is recommended that you dispose of the toiletries and buy them once installed. If it is not possible, then make sure to place paper film under the lid and close it very well, so that it doesn’t spill.
• Take your valuables documents, jewelry, and other valuables with you. Don’t leave them in boxes, let alone identify them; but if you are forced to carry them in boxes, use a false name on the label that will identify the box.
• Once all your belongings are in your new home, the first thing that is recommended to assemble are the beds to give you the feeling of being home. In addition, after a long and busy day, you will appreciate being able to lie on a mattress.
• Organize large and heavy furniture. This way you will have more energy and then you will be able to devote a little less effort to the smaller objects.
• It would be worth organizing the living room and the kitchen, for the amount of objects that should be relocated.
• Just as it is advisable to go room by room to pick them up, it is also necessary to do the same with unpacking. Go through each room and organize it, do not leave them half done, the idea is to finish one to start with the other.
• The most appropriate thing to do is to organize the children’s bedroom, if you have them. If is not the case, once the kitchen and living room are organized, the next stop could be the most indispensable room.