Category «Moving»

Tips when moving out of your family home

Anything first is something big in your life. You will not forget your first bike, first kiss, first failure, first job, first major buy, among others. And likewise, your first move will always be there to remember. A lot of first moves though are worth forgetting as they entail quite some problems and first move disasters. If you want to avoid problems with your first move, here are some tips to ensure that everything goes smoothly:

If you need help, ask for it

Moving is quite a daunting task especially if it is your first. You are not really certain what it will be like and what you should really do. Ask friends from family or friends who are equipped with experience. Ask for their advice so you can minimize mishaps. Ask how you will pack your stuff, things you need to bring, or how to clean your new place.

Be really patient

For the first few months, you need to adjust to your new life. How you eat will be different if it is just you first time to be on your own and used to the company of the whole family. How you buy things will be different as you only have to buy for yourself. Do not over stuff your fridge and cupboard or you will be wasting a lot of food.

No need to worry

If you will be living alone, you will have to take care of all the chores which you used to divide among your family members. You have to organize everything so your home will run smoothly. You might not be in total control at the start but once you have settled in and more comfortable with your setup, you will do well.

Laundry

Your mom might have been doing your laundry ever since, this will change to. You do not want to run out of clothes to wear, so do not forget your laundry.

Tips on choosing a moving company

Moving to another house in another location is pretty stressful experience. Add to that the horror stories you have heard about moving companies, which will basically bring your hard-earned goods to your new place. However, you can make the transfer to your new home a worry-free experience. Just follow the tips below on how to choose the best moving company:

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Recommendations

Ask your friends or co-workers if they have tried a moving company themselves and who will they recommend. You can also checkout websites and see the reviews of moving companies to determine which will best suit your needs.

Narrow down your options to about four companies then setup appointments with them so you can get an estimate. It will be best for the company to see what they are moving so there will be enough preparation and no surprises on the day you move.

Ask to know

As a customer, you have the right to ask the moving company of their qualifications to help you with the move. Ask if their employees are licensed, bonded, and insured. Ask the particulars of their insurance so you know in case you will discover damages to your stuff when you move.

List down the items

When the company rep gets to your place, show him or her what items will be moved. Point out any specifc items that might need some gentle handling like antiques, piano, large mirrors, among others. Instruct the company which items they need to move and which ones you will be moving yourself. Make sure you give them the exact address of the new home and any obstacles like narrow hallways or stairs that they may have to deal with. Prior to the move, the company shall give you a detailed estimate and specifics of the move.