How to prepare in advance for a relocation

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: February 6th, 2015

A Couple MovingFor anyone involved moving a home has the potential to become a real pain. There is always the possibility of stress, hassle and strain, but it should not be like this. Once you look online for tips on how to improve your relocation experience, you are going to notice that everyone repeats one thing – planning is crucial. You should start as soon as possible, no matter what. Otherwise – you are in trouble. But the real trouble is that no one tells you how you should prepare. What to look for, and which goes after which. Well, here it is. Following the steps described bellow does not guarantee that you are not going to have any headaches during your moving day, but chances are they are going to reduce the chances of unpleasant experiences.

The month before

This is the time that you should start making preparations. First and foremost, tell your family, friends and colleagues that you are moving. Do the same with the doctor and the bank. These are vital, and in the case of the former, you can have someone in your close circle who has gone through the experience of moving homes and can offer invaluable advice, specifically on the man and van moving company that can help you with the project.

Finding the right man and van moving contractor is crucial for the proper completion of your relocation, which is the reason you should start looking for the one as soon as possible. Booking your moving company in advance will give you peace of mind, but you can also make use of other benefits, like availability on the schedule of the contractor in question precisely for the time when you prefer the most to get the job done, as well as discounts.

The week before

Once you are done with the notifying of relatives and friends and the booking process for the man with a van moving services, you can take your time and prepare for the week before the actual move. You are going to have a lot of work. Prepare your first-day-at-the-new place kit. It should contain at least the following: tools like a screwdriver and wrench, toiletries, first aid kit and prescription medicine, as well as a change of clothes and some food. Thus you will be able to meet any challenge that awaits you at the new property. Do not forget to pack a separate box with your basic kitchen supplies too.

Moving day

Once the big day comes, you should have put aside all fragile items or such that require special attention from your movers, so that you can specifically instruct them to handle those items with care. Do not forget to give your neighbors/landlord your new address just in case.

If you have hired proper man and van moving company to help you with the project, you should not have problems with anything else. Enjoy your moving day and have a great life at your new place.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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