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The things to do before relocating to your new house

By Heather Protz Subscribe to RSS | April 20th 2012 | Views:
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Sometimes we are forced to relocate to strange, new places in search of better living opportunities. With better living comes a new beginning and with a new beginning you have to waste a lot of time hunting for good living spaces. Shifting from one place to another can prove to be extremely stressful. As the saying goes “he who fails to plan, plans to fail”, relocating needs proper planning and a disorganized planning can cause all things to go down the drain. To stay clear of all that relocating-stress you should start planning, say a couple of months before the huge leap.

First you start by hunting for moving deals in your locality. Inquire with the local moving companies and collect moving quotes. Compare, contrast and fix upon a particular company that you think offers a better deal than the others. Don’t compromise. Be aware of all the terms and jargons that these companies use like flat rates, moving labor, long moving- they’ll pull you in a loop. Don’t get cheated by the flashy discounts and promos these companies post. Ask as many as questions as possible. Check out websites like 1800cable.com that give the option to easily compare the deals offered by reputable moving companies in your locality.

The next thing you need to do is prepare a moving checklist. What are all the things that you will be moving? When you write down the list of things that you will be relocating to your new apartment, there will be no stress while packing. Moreover, you will find it easy to double check when you unpack and restore the things in your new living space. You will also get an idea of all the things that you no longer use lying in your house. You may come across some old piece of furniture or dressing that may be of no use to you and you can toss that into the junk bag. When preparing a moving checklist, take a note of all the things you will be packing and categorize them. For example, clothes and toiletries under one list, electronic appliances in the other, a separate list for furniture etc.

It would be ideal to sort out the categories and then proceed to list the things. Don’t forget to include all the possible items that you would be moving including your toothbrush. If it’s going to be a family move, it would be convenient to ask your family members to prepare individual checklists. Additionally, to make your move a lot easier it would be better to prepare a new apartment checklist. Walk into your new living space a month or two before the shift and check if all the utilities are functioning properly. This would include the gas, electricity and water supply, the security system, creaky doors or floorboards, windows without latches etc. Don’t leave out even a single socket as it may lead to harmful events in the later stages.

Also, make a mental plan on the way you will be arranging the furniture. Carry your moving checklist with you while you’re at it. Once you get a visual image on how your new home would like, it would be easier for you to rearrange and you don’t have to waste time dragging the furniture around. But, if you don’t possess the time to go through all these procedures or if the shift is something sudden and not pre-planned, you can get the help of reliable packers and movers. Even if you do end up with something extra that you have to leave behind, check out the storage solutions offered by moving companies.

Heather Protz - About Author:
Heather is a freelancer and an active blogger. She likes to keep herself updated with the latest improvements in technology. She saves a great deal of money by sourcing out some great deals like the one offered onATT Home Phone

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