It takes time to move. Planning a move and start clearing your things in good time makes it more comfortable. Follow our checklist with tips on what you need to do and move more smoothly.
Hire a moving company
Take a survey of moving companies – read about them, look at reviews and try for references. Consult friends, acquaintances, and coworkers if they have tips on reliable moving companies.
Book moving company.
Remember to inform the removal company if you have heavy things like the piano. Moving companies often charge extra for moving heavy items.
Move on your own
Book up friends who can help move.
Book a trailer or rent a truck.
Rent or borrow car parts if you have heavy things to move.
Fix moving cartons
A moving carton per square is a rule of thumb.
If you book a moving company, they usually have cartons. Get them in good time before the day of relocation.
Moving, you buy or borrow moving cartons by friends.
Less touch if you plan the move.
Clean and throw – in good time.
This takes longer than you think. If you have lived in the same area for a long time, you probably have accumulated a lot of things that you need to go through.
Begin in the basement and the wind. It might be good to be a bit tough on yourself and question if you are going to save everything.
What you choose, even if it’s complete, clean and working, you can either sell or lower.
Make a plan for packing.
Make a plan for what to pack first and what is the last thing you’re packing down.
Number the boxes and have the labels on all sides – it makes it easier for those who wear and make it easier to find after the move no matter how the cartons are stacked.
Plan for any lighting that must be left to last and which one must be in place first at the new location. It’s hard to fool around and try to move.
Pack valuables in a special bag. Jewelry, watches, cameras and other valuables are best to pack in a container that you carry yourself.