WHAT TO DO RIGHT AFTER THE RELOCATION: THE ULTIMATE CHECKLIST

The move is over. Hurrah! No more worries over the unpacked things or forgotten items. No more deadlines to meet or movers to hire. Still, you get a house full of unpacked boxes, unplugged appliances, etc. What do you do now? How to you handle all this with no stress? This checklist would help you get things back to order:

1.Sort the boxes

If you have properly labeled your boxes, you would know where things in them belong. Start by carrying the right boxes to the right room. Do not load them all up in your living room. You can easily get depressed looking at the size of this huge pile of things created after the relocation. 

Once you sort them out, the task of unpacking becomes more doable and less depressing! You can go room by room and “eat an elephant cutting it piece by piece”, so to say. 

2.Turn on the utilities 

Make sure all bills are paid by the former owners of the house. Call your utility companies and make sure everything works properly. It is a key thing to do and you should handle it before anything else. 

3.Plug in the appliances

First, check them up. Did they survive the move? This is a very important thing to do, especially with the gas stove or a dish washer. You do not want to risk having a fire or flooding your new house using damage equipment. 

Now, once you are sure everything is just fine, plug them in. Call someone who offers professional services to insure your safety and proper work of your appliances. Now you can start washing things that need it and create some comfort for yourself and your family. 

4.Organize your moving papers 

Keep all the receipts and other documents from the moving company. In case something got broken or missing, you can get back to them and discuss the damage. 

5.Check up all the boxes

Especially those with the breakable things. Make sure all your dishes and other things have survived the move and you can with a sincere heart leave a great feedback on the moving firm.

Once these 5 things on your after move checklist are done, you can relax and celebrate your relocation. Of course, you have so much more work to be done, but it can wait a little while.

HOW TO MOVE WITH MOVING PODS

Moving pods or units is a great invention. Indeed it makes moving and storage easy. And, it saves your time and money. Plus, it provides you with the stress free solution. Now, what is it you hate the most about moving? The truck gets over to your house and you find out that some things are still unpacked; you are running out of time. The driver is waiting and the money count is ticking. 

Such things are no longer a part of moving with the pods. Here is how it works:

  • A company brings over the pod and sets it in front of your house;
  • You hire loaders or do it yourself;
  • You seal the pod;
  • The company shows up to pick it up. 

See, there is no stress involved. Of course, this solution mainly works for the houses with enough parking place for the unit to be unloaded and left there for hours or even days. It won’t work well for apartments with narrow streets or no parking space. 

Now, you get all the time you need for loading the container. You can get finished packing; repack some things to make them fit in, etc. You get the time to figure out the best way to locate boxes and other things in the pod to keep them safe and undamaged. You can arrange the pickup time with the company and make it much more flexible to meet your needs. 

Plus, the company shows up and can either drive the pod over to your new location or take it to the storage place. If you do not need those things immediately at your new house or you are leaving for a vocation and do not want to be bothered with the unpacking and unloading things, you can get them stored right in the pod. 

Finally, you get as much time as you need to unload the unit at your new location. If you get too tired to do it immediately, you can either get it delivered in a day or two or just leave it outside and do it in the morning (it all depends on your neighborhood, of course). 

As you see, this is a new and convenient way to move and you can ask for the moving quote from us right now.

MOVING WITH KIDS TIPS

Moving can be exciting, but it can also be complicated, especially if you have several small kids on hands. So, what do you do to make your move easy? Get these tips and stop worrying about things. They are going to work for you just fine. 

Get kids involved in moving 

Children enjoy activities. The trick is to make them fun and enjoying. Kids love to play, so use this approach and make them help you handle various tasks for relocation. Pack together. Set up a packing board, where you and the kids track down the packing progress and promise them some incentive for extra good work. 

Get them excited 

Take them to the place you are moving to. If you cannot do it, take them online and show pictures and videos of their new home and town. Tell them more about its history, fun activities there, places to go, friends to make, etc. They would surely become your eager helpers, if you can get them interested in the process. 

Help them solve the problems 

Relocation involves much stress both for you and for them. Keep that in mind. They might be worried over million things: departure with friends, new school, new neighborhood, etc. Give time to listen to them and try to ease the pain and stress. 

Take plenty of time 

The worst thing you can do moving with kids is to rush it. You have much more packing and planning to do. So, plan the whole thing way ahead of time. This way everybody would have enough time to get mentally and physically ready for the move. 

Call professional movers

Professional packers, loaders and movers and make it all so much easier. Yes, you may have to pay more, but eventually you would get a much smoother experience with your relocation. 

These tips can help you be a smart mover and attain stress free and exciting experience for the whole family.