Moving usually brings with it some serious mixed emotions. On one hand, you and your family are probably excited about a new adventure and meeting new people. On the other hand, it is probably hard to say goodbye to friends and family and familiar places. On top of that, just getting your personal belongings to a new house might seem overwhelming to you. Here are some ideas that might make your move a smooth one.
Finding The Right Movers - If your work is moving you, your choice of moving companies might be out of your hands. The good part about that is the fact that your company has probably done its homework and you'll be moved by people who know what they're doing. If you have to find a moving company yourself, here are some questions you might ask as you look for the right movers.
- Of course, cost is almost always a factor. However, you also need to find out about insurance and bonding. If anything is damaged or lost, how will you be compensated? Are the workers insured? If any of them is hurt on the job, you certainly don't want to be faced with having to pay medical bills for that person.
- How will fragile items be handled? For example, if you have delicate figurines, how will they be packed? If you have paintings or sculptures, will they be wrapped and crated? What if you have something large like a German shrunk or a grand piano? Are there sufficient movers to transport heavy things?
Before Moving Day - Hopefully you will be able to enlist the help of each member of your family.
- Consider setting aside a day to go through your entire house so that you can each determine items that you don't use or don't want anymore. One good idea is to establish an area for things that will be given to charity, another area for things that will later be sold at a yard sale, and another area for trash collection.
- Working in teams will often get the job of organizing done more efficiently. For example, older teenagers working with younger kids can probably do a great job of organizing board games, videos, books, and even kitchen stuff.
As you plan your move, consider doing a chart on poster board that labels where furniture and boxes go. Have that chart at the new house so that the workers will know where to place things, even if you aren't there yet. If you're looking for a moving company in your area, visit RB Logistics.