Tips for moved houses
The whole process, from taking your things out of the box to getting them to the right place, can be a complete nightmare. Here are some tips to help you relocate, whether you’re working with professional movers and packers or doing everything yourself.
This is obvious but worth mentioning. Getting started with relocation as early as possible gives you time to start getting organized and making the necessary preparations. This is also a great time to make a weekly checklist to keep you on track.
Waiting until the last minute will definitely cost you stress. Most people tend to underestimate how much effort it takes to move to another property, so getting started right away is essential.
Get rid of triviality
Why waste your time and energy carrying things you rarely use? When moving into a new home, you should first take an inventory of everything you have and rank them accordingly. This can be done easily with a simple pencil and paper.
Everything you don’t use, from old furniture to the clothes you grew up in, should be sold or donated. This will help you reduce the amount of material you have to move. There are also litter box rental options based on your location.
Take the boxes and label everything
Durable boxes are best because perishable boxes are much more susceptible to damage in transit. These can be purchased from your local storage facility or from an online store that sells them. You will also need a suitable tape to properly pack the boxes.
If you hire movers and packers, it is important that you clearly label each box so that you can clearly identify it later. Be sure to mark boxes containing glass or other items as fragile.
Disassembling the furniture
The next step is to start taking apart your furniture, including desks, bookcases, desks, and other furniture. Be sure to wrap it carefully to avoid damage during movement. For large and bulky items, you may want to hire professional services to help you with everything.
Report public services
This step is also worth mentioning. If you move, you should contact your utility company immediately or they will continue to bill you for your services. Be sure to let them know the exact date you will be moving so they can cancel your accounts accordingly.
Moving house in humid weather
There is nothing worse than waking up on a busy day with cloudy skies and regular rain. If this happens to you, it can be tempting to give up and wait for a better day. However, the entire transportation process is still more than possible in humid climates and there really is no reason to delay your move.
Make sure everything is well packed
Make sure everything in the boxes is well sealed. Place water-sensitive valuables in waterproof cases to keep them protected even if water enters a box. At the same time, you must use high-quality packing tape to seal all the boxes.
Use some kind of waterproof material to protect things like mattresses and artwork. Something like stretch wrap works well, but you can also consider large plastic bags or sheets.
Label things that cannot get wet at all and pay special attention to the weather that moves them.
Rent a closed truck
While it may be tempting to use a friend’s voice or rent a trailer, it’s a bad idea when moving in the rain. We always recommend spending a little more money and renting a covered moving truck to ensure your belongings are fully protected.
Make sure you have a good stock of waterproof boards and tarps
If you decide to go with an open vehicle, you will definitely need to use waterproof sheets and tarps.