A TO-DO FOR YOUR HOUSE BEFORE MOVING OUT

You have so much on your mind when preparing to relocate. But before you go ahead and hire movers or rent a truck, or even start packing up, attend to your house and learn what you need to do there. 

-New address 

Make sure you provide your new address to the house owners (if you rented it) or to its new owners (if you sold it) before moving. This way if your mail or bills come in, they would know where to find you. Of in case you forget some stuff, they could mail it over to your new location. 

-Bills 

Make sure you cover all the bills and if any remain unpaid or undue, notify the post office and redirect them to your new address. This is a sure way to avoid any possible conflicts. 

-Chemicals and stuff 

You may keep some paint or opened cans and jars with chemicals, building materials, poisons, etc. Make sure you dispose of them in a proper and eco friendly way. Send them for recycling or give away to someone who could benefit from them. Do not attempt to move opened cans, as it may end up in a disaster. 

-Clean up all the corners

There are many corners around the house which may not regular cleaning. They might be hard to get to (hiding behind your furniture or appliances). Make sure to clean them well after you move those out. 

-Make provisions for pets

If you have pets, you should clean the house of what they could leave behind and make new arrangements for their wet care and other needs in the new town or city. 

-Turn off electricity, gas, etc. 

Even if the house would stay empty for just a couple of days, make sure to turn off all the water, electricity, gas, etc. You do not want any damage done to it when you are gone. 

These simple hints would allow you to prepare for a safe and stress free relocation. Use them for your good and make a checklist for things to do.

10 SUPER-FAST AND EFFICIENT TIPS FOR RELOCATION

No time to spend hours planning everything and fathoming it out? Get these 10 top tips for relocation and get it done. You can, if you just get organized and go step by step. 

1.Research movers online 

It will save your time and money. Just write as many companies as you like and ask them for a quote for your conditions and amount of stuff. 

2.Work with those that get back to you

Just like that. If you want the mover to be responsive wait and see, if they get back to you and ask you some questions. Watch for how they communicate. 

3.See if you can deduct your expenses from the tax

In some cases you can deduct them, if you move to get a new job position and the employer does not reimburse you. Check out the information in the IRS site on that matter. 

4.Get support

House moving can be tough if you do it alone. So, get your family or friends help you. Get the buzz out on social networks. Someone may help what you need: used boxes and other packing materials, crates, etc. 

5.Declutter

No need to take trash moving. So, make some arrangements. Dispose of everything you have planned on using someday, but never did. Give things away, sow them and you will reap. 

6.Get the labels

You should print out labels with your new address and stick them onto your boxes. Imagine something gets lost of forgotten? Then people would know who it belongs to and how to get in touch with you. 

7.One room rule 

It works both in packing and unpacking. Go room by room and do not overwhelm yourself with impossible tasks. 

8.Pack your first day kit 

Get the things you need immediately in one place. It can be a bag or a box. Mark it and move it in your car (if you drive over) or take it with you. That makes settling is so much easier. 

9.Post it

Use these little stickers and post them on things you should pack or give away. Make quick reminders for you to follow. 

10.Hire packers 

If you have no idea how to pack it all up for the move, just hire the professionals. They can cut the time needed at least by half and get you rid of stress. 

 These tips are doable, grab them and make a good use of them. Start now and stop postponing things till later. After all that is the best way to get things done.

5 SUPER TIPS ON HIRING YOUR MOVERS

Such event as relocation can be handed with ease and no stress, if you only pick the right moving company. These super tips would enable you to find the best one to suit your needs; you would actually be able to enjoy the process of moving into a new home, instead of being stressed out. 

1.They need to pay you a visit 

Some movers like to save their time and energy and arrange all things on the phone. However, no expert is able to properly assess your moving needs and the volume of your belongings unless they pay you a visit. So, do not buy into those who provide you their quote and pick the “right size truck” for you without even coming over. Find the company where people care enough for their customers to pay them a visit and give adequate evaluation. 

2.Pick those, who ask questions 

It’s not enough to see things. A professional mover would need all the details you can give them to do their best by you. Pay attention to how they talk and what they ask about. If someone says: well, I have worked in this business for years and I know it all, it well might be that they are not good at handling details. 

Move is all about details. They simply cannot know how many breakables you have to move or that you have a box of expensive wine for moving, etc. Asking questions help providing you with top notch experience. 

3.Watch how you pay

In most cases, a good and reliable company would not ask you for full prepayment or large advance payment. They would take a small fee and then get paid upon arrival. Much buzz about money should make you doubt their professionalism. 

4.Get a clear price break down 

Some movers provide a general sum for all their services. You might be surprised to know they include there packing service costs and some materials. You may not need that, especially as most of these firms do not take any responsibility for the goods damaged during the packing process. 

Plus, there might be some hidden costs, such as cleanup costs or insurance. Check out and ask them if their quote includes all you have to pay for the move. 

5.Pick the right type of contract 

They may offer you various options, such as guaranteed quotes. However, that might mean you would have to cover extra fees upon arrival. Picking the non-binding one would ensure they cannot charge you more than ten percent of the stated amount. 

See, these tips are really useful and they can make a difference between a problem and a trouble free move.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SIZE TRUCK FOR YOUR RELOCATION

This is a crucial task. What if you pick a bigger truck? Well, you just waste your money on moving to a new place. But what is you pick a smaller one? You would be really stressed out trying to decide the last movement the things to move, and the things to leave behind! These quick tips would help you find the right size truck (no stress, no waiting) for your move. 

  • Consult the movers

Yes, it’s a simple, but the smart thing to do. They know exactly how much stuff you can fit into a truck. They know their classifications. So, ask such question as: for how many rooms or for what type of property would this truck work the best? 

  • Make a list of all your things for your relocation

This would help you to define the size of the truck you need. As a rule, 20 cubic feet truck would provide enough space to move a three room apartment or house. However, it all really depends on how much stuff you have

  • Count the number of your room 

The above tip covered some of that. Make sure to count your basement and garage, if you are moving a house. Count all your furniture pieces and consider the possible placing of them during the move.

  • Count your breakables

Some folks move tons of breakable things. These things cannot be just stuck into a truck. They require more room and special location within. Consult the movers on how some of the appliances or other valuable things should be packed or moved.

  • Order a bigger truck

If you have any doubts, order a bigger truck. In any case, allow at least 20 percent of extra space for your relocation and get a bit bigger vehicle. 

These tips are simple, but they can save you nerves and trouble. It is always better to have more space, then to have to change your plans the last moment.