Most of us do not move very frequently because settling a new home is not a comfortable option for us. Generally, the idea of this discomfort causes us to decide to stay.
Here we are going to handle the situation after we move our boxes to a new house. For the process we need before, we have another post.
To get it done quickly, you need to plan and move according to it.
Major things to check
The important things like the stove, dishwasher, fridge, etc. are the most prominent part to be careful. They should remain undamaged during the moving process. You might even lose your guarantee or insurance rights if you do not move them carefully. Before unboxing anything, you must check their status. If they are damaged, you immediately have to talk to the logistics company you chose. If you selected a reputable company as you should have, there’ll be no problems. If they provide insurance, the employees already behave carefully.
Boxes and Furniture
Similarly to the significant electronic goods, you have to check the other boxes and furniture. If any damage happened, the boxes would reveal themselves. Have a list to check and count the inventory to make sure everything arrived in the new house.
Do not postpone checking anything because if you are late, many of the moving insurance companies refuse to reimburse.
Up and running
You need to get the utilities set up after you check the previous two things. This will start home running. Also, you’ll see if they work correctly. Take any necessary receipt you have to take. When there’s a problem, receipts will save you from trouble enabling you to claim your rights.
A new right school for the kids
This is a thing to take care of before you move normally. However, if you had to move there in a hurry without checking and if you forgot, do not postpone this anymore. This will also help you to socialize there, meeting the manager and the teachers. They might have suggestions to welcome you to the neighborhood as well.
Register your new address and vehicle to a city system
You are responsible for your address notice. This will save your right to vote and even due to use your truck without penalties. There are different rules for different states. Therefore, it is crucial to register your address and vehicles to the provinces or countries. The local DMV will help you with the things to be done.
You also want to get your mails without problems. There might be a required notice in them. So, try to make a tick-list for the companies and formal things you need to update the address.
Get the know the people around if possible
Your neighborhood is essential. There might be local Facebook groups, Youtube channels, local newspapers, or community magazines relating to your region. Doing so will enable you to hear important things going on around. If you like being social, you might find opportunities doing so, too.
There will be services and professionals to meet, as well if you have pets, the vet, for instance. There are doctors, hospitals, dentists, and maintenance specialists.
Don’t you have enough experience moving house, this guide helps a lot.
Let’s leave behind the stressful thought about house moving. It’s time to organize and plan. Then you write them down to remember whenever you need them. Keeping track of everything is not easy. Therefore, the guidelines will be helpful.
Packing is the first step. You need boxes to organize everything correctly. The steps will follow until you settle a new home.
Supply enough boxes
You have to arrange the number of boxes wisely. Running out of boxes hold you for a long time. When you start packing, you want to finish quickly. So, you had better buy slightly more boxes than you would require, just in case.
Make a list of all the types of packing supplies and stick the inventory on each box. That will make everything go smoothly. The fragile goods should be stored in a different box. There are also some protective covers that are not too expensive.
You have to organize a priority box while packing things. These have priority because they are tools for sleeping, washing up, eating, and drinking. You’ll need to find kitchen knives, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc faster. If you dive into boxes to find each time you want to find, you’ll get lost.
If the moving distance is further, you’ll need to keep a box as I mentioned with you. You wouldn’t wait for those for a week, for instance. That forces you to buy a new one although you had them. Thus, it increases your expenses if you fail to plan a boxing priority.
Wardrobe items, kitchen items, toys, tools, bags, and everything…
You have to sort things out for each room. Fragile goods are exceptions.
Change of address step
There are more places to let know your address than you might think. You will possibly forget many of them but it’s a good idea to make a list for them, too. Let me try to note some of them here. Public offices, utilities, financial companies, organizations, residential services, the police, etc.
In addition, to address issues, you also have to collect the documents from the official places before you move. You wouldn’t like to go back and collect each time. For instance, I had a diploma where I finished university. I had to go back to take it from the school. There might be some other things for your subscriptions that I cannot specify here now.
Right movers to move your stuff
There must be a list of reputable mover companies to choose from. You have to go with them no matter the price difference if possible. They also provide insurance and guarantees in case your furniture gets damage caused by transportation.
You’re making a new home out of place. So, it’s time you spend a couple of active weeks. Being active for two weeks around will save you from months of troubles in the future. Possibly, it is also better for your mental health to get things done when you settle a new home.
Timing is the most important of all. People feel like finishing things in a day. Usually, people fail to time because it takes a lot of time.
If you believe there would be more tips to add here, feel free to talk about it with your comments below. Cheers.