Moving Guide – To help you move efficiently and conveniently

Moving from one place to another is an ordeal no doubt. However, with some planning relocation process can be simplified to a significant extent. Mentioned below are some simple steps that can help you move-in a more organized and stress-free manner.

Getting started

First you have to make sure that you have finally decided to move. Relocation may involve selling off your house and buying another at the new place. This is an expensive and time consuming proposition and hence you should be sure in your mind weather it is the right time to relocate.

Professional agency or DIY

Consider if you want to hire the service of a professional mover to help you move in or do you want to take all the responsibility on to yourself. Taking help of a professional does cost money but it definitely saves you a lot of time and stress. Besides, there are several types of moving agencies, some a full-service and naturally more expensive while others offers specific services and are more affordable. So if time is a big constraint it is advisable to take help of a professional agency.


Before you relocate, you’ll need to inform a lot many companies and people about the change of address. Most importantly, you’ll need to call your bank and utility companies about your plan to relocate. If you child is going to school, you’ll need to carry out necessary formalities related to relocation and admitting your child to new school.

Arrange travel

At least a month or two in advance, get your tickets done. If you have a pet, arrange a flight that will allow you to carry them

Do away with unnecessary stuff

If you have not used something for a year, you probably don’t need it. Get over your emotional attachment as moving things involve transportation cost and stress. If you have spare furniture or there is furniture that will not be required in your new house, you can organize a backyard sale and make some money. If there are things that remain unsold, or if you wish, you can give away un-required items to charity. This will save you moving cost.

Get packing supplies

If you are packing yourself, you’ll have to arrange sufficient packaging supplies such as cardboard boxes and tapes. If any of your friends has recently made a move, you can ask if they would pass down their packaging material to you, this will save you money.

Make your packaging strategy

Packing in an unplanned manner will make you go mad searching for your stuff. Ideal way is to go packing room-wise. So pack your kitchen stuff separately from your living room things. Miscellaneous things that cannot be categorized in any room can be packed separately. Put a label over the box and if possible write down the things contained in the box. Pack the essentials separately and mark it important. Take specific care of your valuables and important documents.

Take help of friends

Do not hesitate to take help of your friends for getting guidance or coming down to help you if you find it hard to pack things on your own. Also, remember to delegate responsibility to all your family members to make moving-in less taxing and more fun.

Arrange a truck

At least a week in advance, arrange for a truck to help you move your stuff. If you can’t find enough friends to help you move your car, you’ll have to arrange a car mover as well.

Save all the bills

Save all the moving related bills as many of the moving expenses can help you get tax deduction.

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