Things To Do Before Moving

Selling or renting existing property

Moving into a new home or an apartment in a new city or country can be an overwhelming affair for most people. There are endless preparations and chores to be done before moving someplace new. For a smooth and hassle-free relocation, you must plan carefully to avoid facing problems and issues during the relocation process itself. Here are some of the things that you can do before moving to a new place that will definitely help in your relocation process.

Make an inventory

Create an inventory by making a detailed list of the items you possess. It will help you decide which items to take and which to leave behind. It is recommended that you take pictures of your items for future reference. Creating an inventory helps keep a record of the items that you want to take with you and helps during packing and unpacking.

Remove unnecessary items

Having too many things can create a problem in relocating and can add to your stress. Moving is the best time to reduce clutter. Sorting through your items and deciding what to take and what to leave can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Nevertheless, it is important that you make a list of items that you wish to keep, donate and what you want to get rid of. This will reduce the time taken to sort, organize, and pack your things. (Read more about Move Clutter Free)

Have a clear idea of what to send by road, air or sea 

If you have more than one mode of shipping, it is essential you have a clear idea about what items should be sent by road, by air, by sea or when what items to store.

If you engage professional packers and movers, the packing will get done quickly and you will not have enough time to sort the items.

Sorting your items in advance will give a clearer idea about what to pack and helps in a smooth and stress-free relocation.

Label  boxes

If you have many small items and you want to move only a part of the items, then it is vital that you sort your items into boxes and label the boxes as “items to ship” “items to store” “items to donate” etc. This makes it easier for the movers to identify the items and pack and move your items to the right destination.

Ensure your documents are in order

One of the important tasks before relocating is ensuring that all important documents are in order. These documents include your passport, visa, driving license, birth record, marriage certificate, medical records, pet relocation documents (if you have pets), and so on. You must check and ensure that all important documents are updated and ready. This will help avoid any difficulties and aid in your smooth relocation.

Cancel utilities and subscriptions 

Once your relocation plans are finalized, ensure that you cancel your utilities such as electricity, water, gas, telephone services, etc. before you move. You can also take steps toward discontinuing other services and memberships such as any magazine subscription, your gym membership or any club membership.

Canceling your subscriptions and utilities ensure that you do not pay additional fees for services you would no longer be using.

Find professional movers

Finding reliable and professional movers is not an easy task. The choice of movers will determine your relocation experience. The first step is to ask for recommendations and get in touch with several movers. Asking for quotations from moving companies is beneficial as it gives a cost estimation for relocation services. Proper research about professional movers will help narrow down the list of companies that suits requirements and budgets. For a smooth and hassle-free relocation, finding trustworthy movers is very important. (Read more about How to Choose Best Packers and Movers)

Clean home before leaving

It may not seem very important to some people but cleaning your old home before leaving is an essential task especially if you are staying in a rented property. Sometimes property owners can levy cleaning fees or may not refund your complete deposit. Hence it is important to clean your home and leave it in an excellent condition for its next occupants. After packing and moving all the items, you will be extremely tired. Hence it is important to plan for this activity in advance or arrange professional cleaners to clean your home. 

These are some of the things that you should do before relocating to a new place. Performing these tasks will definitely result in a trouble-free relocation process. Before leaving, you should say proper goodbyes to your near and dear ones. Although this is not a part of the relocation process, it is important nonetheless. Your friends and family make a place home and you must take out some time to show them your love and gratitude. 

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