Most property owners experience anxiety when relocating. The stress of a move can completely transform relaxed persons into someone that is hard to be around. Moving is difficult, but with planning and preparation, as well as starting the moving process early, you can eliminate a majority of the stress. AAA City Removalists offers the following tips. Begin to plan your move at least a month prior to moving day The biggest mistake property owners make is not planning and preparing their relocation least a month prior to moving day. Last minute moves are stressful, and you may find yourself running from your new place to your old place for many things, right down to a Yellow Pages to look up doctor’s numbers, etc. Print a moving checklist from AAA City Removalist blog page. Our St George Removalists will help you to stay organised and to take your move at a steady pace, handling things like gathering medical, pet and school records, making disconnect and connect utility arrangements, etc. in a stress-free manner.
Packing Survival Guide
- Sort through your items, taking one room at a time and with each item that you haven’t used or no longer have a use for asking yourself, “Do I need this?” If you haven’t used it for a year or longer, chances are you don’t need it in your new home. Get rid of everything that no longer serves its purpose, is something you don’t use, or something you don’t want in your new home. After you’ve sorted everything, take what you won’t be packing to the thrift shop or have a yard sale. Once the old things are out, go through your items again to ensure that everything is something that you do want in your new home.
- Label your boxes clearly. Your Packing Boxes should be labeled with the room they belong in and a number that coincides with an inventory check number that you record in a notebook with the contents of the box. Also, with fragile items, clearly label the box “FRAGILE – THIS SIDE UP”.
- Don’t get ahead of yourself. Take one room at a time to stay organized.
- When packing put smaller items in small boxes and put the small boxes into bigger boxes. Small boxes can easily be lost or damaged, so this is a much safer packing solution.
- Carry all personal financial information and important papers with you or ship them to a friend. Also, carry all valuables like money and jewelry.
- Check with your moving company to determine the exact insurance coverage that is provided with your move and determine if you need to purchase additional coverage for the security of your items.
- Pack a box with essentials that you will need your first night into your new home- toilet paper, coffee maker, soap, towels, etc.
- Make a list of all boxes that are loaded into the moving van or that you take with you. When the moving van arrives at your new home, check off the boxes as they come off the truck. If a box is missing or has been damaged, make note of the damage or missing box and alert the driver as well as have him make note of this on the invoice with his signature.
Contact Us Today
For more advise on moving, as well as tips on saving or to schedule or book a moving truck and manpower, contact AAA City Removalists at the number below. We can also be reached through our “Get a Quote” form located on our web page.