Family Moving Guidelines

Family Moving Guidelines and Tips

When you move you can contact the transportation office, moving company or more and you need to check for insurance options and a chance to research the place you plan on living in. These are quite a few things that need doing in the process of preparation. The following moving tips will give you a hand in what you need to do:

  • Begin your planning but avoid doing it too soon. Most of us will hear we need to move and will start planning as soon as possible, such as months and months in advance before we even know when we need to go. Trouble will be brewing if you’re not careful, since you will have a lot of chores to complete and you will need to be ready for the actual moving day. Keep the preparations up to a relatively simple set of solutions you can work with as soon.
  • Creating a moving binder will really help with the process. During the move you will need paperwork and a whole lot more than you may think you would. Put a brightly colored binder with some sleeve protectors to keep track of your documentation during the moving process. Rental agreements, mortgage documentation and more will be there for you whenever you need them.
  • Put the house on a diet. Each time you move chances are you will pick up more items in the process and you may end up with a lot more than you bargained for. Adopt some decluttering while you work to make your home easier to handle on moving day. Throwing things away that have been used or broken, getting rid of items you have not used at all during your years, as well as dealing with certain tasks that you have been leaving for a while is something that needs to be done at anyway.
  • Put your washer on and get started. One of the greatest things about the move is that you can get a nice fresh start. It will be much easier to start when everything is clean, so get started a few days before moving van arrives so you can deal with the slipcovers, pillow covers, curtains and the like. Making a small area of your home where you stage everything and the newly cleaned items will be a good idea when the movers arrive.
  • Make use of large ziplock bags if you want to keep everything organized. Movers will not be responsible for the smallest items that are simply thrown in a drawer, so you would do well to keep them organized and boxed. Think silverware and utensils, pencils, toy bins and the like.
  • Small ziplocks will also be a good solution to have, since nothing gets lost faster than the hardware that is needed to keep things together. This will work for cords, curtain rings and so much more. Write down what the contents are and you will have a much easier time during the moving process.
  • Get rid of the liquids. Once your movers arrive, a lot of liquids will still be around and they need to be gone. You know that, since there is no sense in keeping a lot of drinks or even worse, fabric softeners, washing detergents and so much more that could be gone so you can make your process of moving. Switch to the powder form of your detergents to allow you to move them during the moving process without worrying about spills.
  • Avoid moving boxes from the previous moving session you may have had. The number one rule for professional organizers usually is that if you haven’t used an item in longer than two years, then chances are you have no need of it at all and it can go. Since military and sometimes professional families eventually move for job reasons, so let these items go and find new ways to use them or simply sell or donate them. This will let you travel light so you won’t have to pay for moving any items that have no need of. Doing so will keep your moving expenses light and you will have a chance to make it to your new destination quickly and more cheaply.

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