Plan your move
Planning in any endeavor is crucial and it goes true for the moving of home too and if you could plan it you could be a happy and contented man or woman in your new home keeping your leg up in your favorite chair and reminiscing the day you moved for a long time into the future
Moving is not an easy task and it would drain you of mental and physical strength through the episode and for that you would need to be ready and face it with courage and wisdom too.
Courage to withstand the anxiety and physical strength and wisdom to select the best moving company that would handle your move with any hiccups or hassles.
Wisdom would again come into contention because many frauds are being committed in the moving industry of which you need to be vary of and well informed before you handover all your valuable lifelong belongings collected over many years to be spirited away by unscrupulous individuals.
Planning in detail is good for you and would bring a professional touch to what you intend doing, thjat is your move from one home to another.
The average American is researched to be moving 11 times in his lifetime and that is a lot and also a billion dollar industry which because of some bad eggs is being relegated as a very corrupt and fraudulent industry in the United States.
The Federal Motor Carriers and Safety Administration is bending backwards trying to make this industry safe but we hear very alarming incidents of fraud being perpetrated by some and gullible people are still falling prey.
Planning is very important and it is the desire of everyone to have no untoward thing happening on the day you move from one location to another.
- Finding the best moving company
Hence early planning should begin with finding the best moving company which is also like finding a needle in a haystack, because there are a dime a dozen of movers but all of them are not genuine and there could be fraudsters among their midst leaving a bad taste all around which has given this industry a very bad reputation.
You could begin your moving endeavor by making a complete list of all the Things To Do and tabulating them in a folder and keeping a record of all that you have done to execute your moving on the date that you have chosen.
Once you have listed the chores that you may need to accomplish during a specific time period it becomes necessary to ensure that they are followed to the letter and that everything moves to military precision so that you need not tear away your hair when the day comes to do the physical moving.
It is not possible for you to move all your belongings by yourself hence you may need the help of professionals and after finding them getting them to handle the move would be prudent on your part.
- Listing what to do
Listing what you need to do long before and ticking off one by one when you complete each one would allow you that window of opportunity to concentrate on the other little chores concerned with the moving.
Informing the school authorities and obtaining the school leaving certificates to enroll your kids in the new school, then going around to the Post Office and informing them in writing your move and the new address where they should redirect your letters are all important chores which you would need to attend to.
Getting all the family medical records transferred to the new area where you would go to live and informing all your friends and others about your new address are all important.
Walking to your bank and informing them and finding out if they do have a branch closer to your new home transferring your accounts over there or closing you accounts should also be done.
- Packing fragile and breakables
It is easy if you start packing the fragile and breakables early into cardboard boxes and ensuring that it could stand some rough handling during transit is also important.
Going through the stuff that you have and then deciding what you would need to take with you and what you would need to dispose should be done at least two months before the date of moving.
This would give less hassle of packing and also would rid unnecessary stuff being carried along with you which does not serve any purpose for you or your family.
Labeling the boxes and ensuring that everything that went into it are well and carefully packed and cannot be damaged in transit is what you should ensure and this information about the items marked fragile should be passed on to the professional mover on the day of the move.
- Winding up
Get the kids transferred to the new school in the new location you are moving into and get the necessary transfer certificates.
If the need arises’ transfer the bank operations to your new location too as it would be a hassle for you to come all the way to attend to urgent bank matters.
Visit the local Post Office and get the required documentation for transfer of location and ensure you obtain confirmation because important documents should not be pilfered or lost after you leave.
Documentation to confirm that all final utility payments have been settled, and confirmation that they are all in order from the relevant authorities or from the landlords or estate agents.
Having these documentations with you is necessary as you may be required to produce them at a later date if the unforeseen happens.
Written confirmation from the movers and packers, to whom you have commissioned your move, confirming that they will arrive at the appointed time and date, to execute the contracted move.
It is important that you select the right mover so that you would not wanting and waiting in wane and they would not arrive even after collecting some part of the charges that they are expected to receive.
- Packing list and inventory
The packers and movers would have to sign the packing list and the inventory whilst taking delivery of your stuff and they are obliged to deliver same to your new location and if they fail to do so you could be in serious trouble if you do not have at least the items on record that have been handed over to them.