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A Checklist for Before and After You’ve Moved

Relocating from one residence to other can be quite stressful and an exciting experience all at the same time. All that you need is to stay organized, make list and do planning to make the entire process of relocation a lot easier. However having a few handy packing and moving tips and tricks would prove a great help to you.

You can take help of our moving tips and advices for smooth relocation process. Also you can get this page printed and carry with your before as well as few days after move. Moving tips that seem you quite obvious and easy can be overlooked easily. You can take these moving tips and utilize these Moving tips before and after you have relocated.

1. Cash In On Your Unwanted Stuff

Before moving to a new place, check out the ways of donating unwanted things or junks to lighten your moving load. Plan for a fresh start? Donate, de-clutter and sell things that are no more required as this will help you save your time in money in packing and relocating with them.

2. Take A Photo of Cords Setting

Before you start up with disconnecting the electronic items to box then up, take a quick photograph of all the cord setting of the back of your T.V. and others items so that you can quickly get a reference about the way of setting them all again.

3. Do not Forget Defrosting & Cleaning Your Fridge

It is very important to defrost and clean your refrigerator a day before moving day. However after you are done with cleaning, defrosting, drying thing you can put a handful of fresh coffee, charcoal or baking soda and fill it inside a sock or do nylon stocking and place it inside it. It will make your fridge smell fresh.

4. Make Plastic Wrap Your Friend

Plastic wraps are extremely useful in keeping things inside in the place. There is no sense of emptying your drawers or your silver trays as you can make uise of plastic wraps to keep all your drawers closed or small items in their specific container.

5. Pack Heavy - Pack Light

It is very important and useful to pack heavy items in small boxes and every lighter item in larger box. After all, this is will ease carrying boxes for loading and unloading process.

6. Give out your Number

Before the van foreman leaves for your destination residence, give him a phone number where you can be reached. It is also a good idea to provide him with an alternate contact in case you can't be reached.

7. Mask Tape on Mirrors

The best way to save your mirrors and glass frames from running out of frame is by using masking tape to make a large X on them. This won’t prevent these from breaking but will help in absorbing the shock and to keep the frame in the case it is dropped or shuffled in the transportation vehicle.

8. Know Better Way to Pack Plates and Records

Your plates and record albums must be packed on the end vertically rather than placing them flat and stacked which a common mistake is done by most.

9. Pack a First Night Box

It is every essential to pack a First Night box with all the essential things that you may need upon arrival at your new residence. Fill this box with paper plates, cups, utensils, a couple of pans, paper towels, cleaning supplies, snacks, coffee (and pot), soap, Toilet paper, toiletries, flashlight, screwdriver, can opener, pliers, torch and things alike. Pack this box and ask your van foreman to load it last so that it will be unloaded first.

10. Unscrew Bulbs

Do remember to remove your bulbs then packing your lamps.

11. Do Make a Separate Packing Supplies Basket

It is extremely helpful to make a separate box of packing items in which you can put together all sort of packing essentials like packaging tape, scissors, labels, baggies, a utility knife, Sharpies and a screw driver. This way you can it a separate packing items basket around with you and get everything at your fingertips.

Give Your Kids a Learning Exercise

It would very helpful for you engage you children in writing their names and new address on each and every carton packed with their things and with things of their rooms. This will make your children familiar to their new street and town.

13. Help your Pet Relax

It is better to keep your pet calm and away of all the moving activity and procedures on the day of move. You can try out arranging a friend to help you in watching the pet at their house for that day.

14. Be Nice to Your Plants While Moving

When you are planning to move your plants to your new residence via your car, do try not to let the foliage rest against the car’s window because this will scorch all the leaves of the plant.

15. Enjoy the Help

After all this sit back and relax after leaving rest to the professionals. Try looking forward for new opportunities, experiences, and friends at the new place. Also make sure to get a good night’s rest before the moving day for being energetic and actively get involved in every moving procedure with hired team of professionals.