There are a lot of things you should know when you have to move. By knowing these relocation tips, you won’t have a hard time packing and preparing your family to move into your new home.
First, if you have just received word regarding your transfer, talk to you family about it especially your children because this will have a big impact on them when all their friends live nearby.
You should explain it to them in words that they understand or use some of their toys to make it clear to them while it is going on. Once they understand, get them involved with the packing because this will help them feel less insecure about what will life be like in the new neighborhood.
The next step is to find a mover that will be able to move your stuff from your old place to the new one. You can find a moving company by looking in your phone book, online or getting a referral from your employer. It is best to compare the rates and find out what is included in the package.
Ideally, you should get a mover that will be able to pack everything for you and then unpack this in your new home. Some even offer the added service of putting it exactly where you want it to go so your new home does not look like a mess once their truck pulls away.
It will also be wise to get some form of insurance from your mover so that in the event that they break something or an item was lost in transit, they will be ones held liable and they have to pay for it.
You don’t have to let the mover pack all the items for your move. You can do some of the things like pack your own clothes and some personal belongings. While boxes are the best way to pack it, you should also your luggage and duffle bag for the other items like jewelry and important papers.
If the cost of hiring a mover is expensive, the only thing to do is to rent a truck. Since you have to drive this yourself, you better take a few lessons so there won’t be any problems when you are on the road.
Should there be some items that you want to get rid of before moving, hold a garage sale. This will allow you to make some money which you can also use to pay for the moving costs.
In fact, one of the most delicate things to move from your old home to the new one are plants because there may be some federal or state laws that you have to follow. For instance, some states do not allow you to bring certain plants across the border or it has to be quarantined and inspected first to determine that it is pest free. If you want to avoid going to all that trouble, perhaps it will be better to give it away or donate it.
A relocation is a huge step and some people do that more than once in their lives. After some time, you get used to it already but for those who don’t, it is best to plan ahead so there won’t be any problems when you are looking ahead for a brighter future.