Planning the relocation process
Planning a few weeks ahead of the relocation ensures that we do not overlook anything important. Most importantly, it helps cut back on stress and the last-minute bustle which causes panic..
1. Change your contact information and address:
Make sure to inform all the utilities of the relocation. You’ll also need to change your contact address for the services you utilise, such as bank accounts.
2. Get familiar with your new home:
It’s a good idea to take a few trips to your new home and get a feel of the territory. Items that were perfect for your old home might not look quite so good in your new house.
3. Hire a packing crew:
You can choose to purchase packing supplies and handle the process on your own. However, if you have a family with kids, we recommend hiring professional movers – trust us, you’ll have enough on your plate without trying to move heavy loads on your own.
4. Mark your inventory:
Before the moving crew arrives, take stock of all the items in your house; do this at least three weeks before the move. Take care to label all of your items; especially the ones that are fragile or valuable to you. Dispose or give away stuff that is not useful for your new home – you don’t want to be saddled with extra baggage.
5. Packing and moving time:
Make sure you’re around to supervise the crew and ensure they don’t miss anything. Items that you want to move on your own, such as jewellery and vital documents, should be kept carefully protected in a separate container. It’s time to move to your new home.
6. Moving in:
Clean and dust your new house from top to bottom. Although the best packers use high quality material to protect your goods from dust and other environmental hazards during transport, you can also give your furniture a quick dusting to be on the safe side. Oversee the packers as they arrange your items accordingly, and always insist on a receipt of all the items that were transported.
7. Trash disposal:
Clear out all the leftover packing material like boxes, labels, packing tape, etc. If you’re living in a flat, review your building management’s waste disposal policy and dispose accordingly.
Settle in, and enjoy your new home!