Planning in any endeavor is crucial, and it goes true for moving home, too. If you could arrange it, you could be a happy and contented man or woman in your new home, keeping your leg up in your favorite chair and reminiscing about the day you moved for a long time into the future.
Moving is not an easy task, and it would drain you of mental and physical strength throughout the episode. For that, you would need to be ready and face it with courage and wisdom too. The average American is researched to be moving 11 times in his lifetime; that is a lot and also a billion-dollar industry which, because of some rotten eggs, is being relegated as a very corrupt and fraudulent industry in the United States.
The Federal Motor Carriers and Safety Administration are bending backward to make this industry safe. However, we hear very alarming incidents of fraud being perpetrated by some, and gullible people are still falling prey. Planning is essential, and everyone desires to have no untoward thing happening when they move from one location to another.
Finding the best moving company
Hence, early planning should begin with finding the best moving company, which is also like finding a needle in a haystack because there are a dime a dozen movers. Still, all of them are not genuine, and there could be fraudsters in their midst, leaving a bad taste all around, which has given this industry a terrible reputation.
You could begin your moving endeavor by making a complete list of all the Things To Do, tabulating them in a folder, and keeping a record of all you have done to execute your move on the date you chose.
Once you have listed the chores that you may need to accomplish during a specific period, it becomes necessary to ensure that they are followed to the letter and that everything moves to military precision so that you need not tear away your hair when the day comes to do the physical moving. You can’t carry all your belongings by yourself; hence you may need the help of professionals, and after finding them, getting them to handle the move would be prudent.
Listing what to do
Listing what you need to do long before and ticking off one by one when you complete each one would allow you to concentrate on the other little chores concerned with the moving.
Informing the school authorities and obtaining the school leaving certificates to enroll your kids in the new school, then going around to the Post Office and telling them in writing your move and the new address where they should redirect your letters are all necessary chores to attend to. Getting all the family medical records transferred to the new area where you would go to live and informing all your friends and others about your new address is all important. Walking to your bank and telling them and finding out if they have a branch closer to your new home, transferring your accounts, or closing your accounts should also be done.
I am packing fragile and breakables.
It is easy if you start packing the fragile and breakables early into cardboard boxes, and ensuring they can stand some rough handling during transit is also necessary. Going through the stuff you have and then deciding what you would need to take with you and what you would need to dispose of should be done at least two months before moving. This would give less hassle of packing and also would rid unnecessary stuff being carried along with you which does not serve any purpose for you or your family. Labeling the boxes and ensuring that everything that went into it is well and carefully packed and cannot be damaged in transit is what you should provide; this information about the fragile items should be passed on to the professional mover on the day of the move.
Get the kids transferred to the new school in the new location you are moving into and get the necessary transfer certificates. If the need arises’ transfer the bank operations to your new site, too, as it would be a hassle for you to come all the way to attend to urgent bank matters. Visit the local Post Office and get the required documentation for the transfer of location and ensure you obtain confirmation because essential documents should not be stolen or lost after you leave.
Documentation to confirm that all final utility payments have been settled and confirmation that they are all in order from the relevant authorities, landlords, or estate agents. Having these documents with you is necessary as you may be required to produce them later if the unforeseen happens.
Written confirmation from the movers and packers to whom you have commissioned your move, confirming they will arrive at the appointed time and date to execute the contracted action. You must select the right mover so that you would not want and wait in wane, and they would not arrive even after collecting some part of the charges that they are expected to receive.
Packing list and inventory
The packers and movers would have to sign the packing list and the inventory while delivering your stuff, and they are obliged to provide the same to your new location; if they fail, you could be in serious trouble. They do not have at least the items on record that have been handed over to them.