Just re-arranging the furniture in the house is already taxing, even if you only have the most basic house stuff. What more if you are forced to move everything out of the house and transfer them to another location?
Hopefully, there won’t be any of that kind of experience happening to you. However, that does not mean that you won’t be moving not even once in your life. Moving, in this modern day and age seems to be a part of everyone’s life. In fact, some people do it regularly.
And you will envy such people because to them moving is just a simple thing, with no stress and no hassle. Why is that? Perhaps they have stumbled on the secrets of moving hassle-free. And that is the subject of this article.
If you want to have a stress-free transfer, you need to think about certain things before you even make a single move.
1. Prepare in advance.
If you are to have a successful, hassle-free move, everything has to be prepared in advance. Movers schedule their work depending on the needs of their customers. If you would like to insert your schedule to theirs, they might ask you for more than their usual charges.
In order to avoid that, you have to make a contract with a mover far ahead of your intended date of transfer. If you do this, you will be able to choose a convenient transfer schedule, and you will be able to sort out all your stuff properly.
2. Throw away unnecessary things.
Most people have a lot of unnecessary baggage. If you don’t want to spend too much on your move, get rid of all your household stuff that you really don’t need.
A key to doing this is to follow this rule: if you haven’t worn that dress, shirt or pants for a year, it is better to give it to another person who may have a use for it. That goes to any household item that you have not used for a long time.
By doing this, you will be able to dramatically reduce your need for moving space, and also cut the time in organizing the stuff that you really need to transfer.
3. Pack your stuff in old but sturdy boxes.
Movers will also offer new boxes but if you take their offer, it will just increase your costs. So, the best way is to go to the supermarket or mall, and buy their used boxes that will fit all your stuff.
4. Choose a good mover.
By comparing at least three moving companies, you will be able to see a general outlook of what is available in the market. So, get at least three quotes and compare their prices against the services and equipment they are offering.
And then go further. Read the reviews on these guys and choose the best company that gives quality service, based on the moving fees they are charging. In this connection, you might want to consider Budget.
It would be better if you know someone who has recently moved and is satisfied with the service that he’s been given. You might even get a referral discount if you do it this way.
5. Safety and security comes first.
That means, if you don’t change the house’s locks and keys, your house can be accessed by the real estate agent, his company, and anybody else who has a copy of those keys.
Therefore, one of the first things you should do is to have a locksmith change the locks of the front and back door of the house, and any opening with a key around the house.
6. Get the house cleaned up.
It would add to your stress when you finally arrive, with all things to unpack, in a house that is dirty and full of cobwebs. So, before your transfer, arrange for someone or a home cleaning service to clean the house so that everything will be clean and tidy when you open its doors.
Unpacking your things is a load of work in itself. Don’t add to your stress by going into a house that is disheveled and full of dirt.