Planning a move

admin April 13, 2010 0

After closing on your new home, the next step that you should plan is relocation. It is more than just moving your goods to the new residence. You should prepare in advance particularly if you are planning for do-it-yourself move. Among the important causes, many people want to manage the moving process by themselves because of the moving costs. Do-it-yourself moving option also gives more command over the situation.

The most important thing you need to do is to start planning in advance. Planning always makes matters effortless. Moving plan is very helpful particularly if you are not moving immediately. Plan what to take with you and what to leave behind. Start packing those items that you will no longer use in your current home. These are your gardening tools and other outdoor equipment. You may as well begin packing your extra draperies, bedspreads and pillows.

Before start packing your goods you will need some moving boxes. There are always some sources of free boxes. You may ask family and friends who have recently moved for used boxes. Another option is to call local moving companies as they might have used moving boxes. Of course, you can always purchase new boxes from packaging stores.

Apart from packing, you have other tasks too. You need to call your bank, utility companies and change over service addresses, and schedule installation of service. You do not want to move in to a home without a power or running water.

If you plan on moving yourself, check out the phone books and call truck rental companies. Inquire for their rental prices so that you are able to compare. They may have special deals that you can take advantage of. Provide all important info so they will know where you are moving from and where you are moving to. Write down their contact details. Later on contact the company you want.

Moving is never an easy process, however, if you prepare in advance, everything will go smoothly. Keep in mind to pack your items consistently, rent a moving van that accommodates your need and offers the best value. After taking care of the above mentioned tasks, ask your family and friends who’s available to help you on the scheduled date.