Does the thought of moving residence get your heart racing and leave your stomach in a knot? To make it worse, you are not moving down the street; you are moving to another country!
Well, You are not alone! Every homeowner knows that moving from one home to another can be a very stressful and daunting experience. There is so much to do, arrangements to be made, belongings to pack, traveling then starting the whole unpacking process at your new home. However, moving to another country might be tricky at first but, while most things in life are stressful enough as they are, moving does not have to be one of them!
The most critical arrangement that you need to make first is for your vehicle. Your car is an essential asset. You’ll want it to be properly taken care of without adding unnecessary mileage on the odometer and adding to your vehicle wear and tear, which will ultimately reduce its resale value tremendously.
Therefore, trust the professionals and have the experts at Ship a Car Direct take care of your beloved vehicle. They will collect your vehicle at the time and place of your choosing, transporting your vehicle safely and securely, then deliver it back to you at your new destination safe and sound.
Now that your vehicle is taken care of let us proceed to the rest of your belongings.
Packing your home might feel like a headache in the making, but it certainly does not have to be!
Here are four easy tips to make your move hassle-free!
Plan and Make an Inventory
You need to know what comes with you and what does not. It is incredible how much clutter one or even a whole family can gather in a short period throughout the years. Therefore, take the time and walk through your old house, write down everything you see that will be leaving with you. Make a list of all items such as appliances, mirrors, paintings, furniture, televisions, radios, carpets and rugs, the whole lot.
You can categorize your list of items so that you know where every item is packed and you will also be able to determine which similar items can be packaged together.
Do Not Rush
Take your time and plan the whole process thoroughly. For example, enter every room individually, pack each room, do not procrastinate packing up a room, and do not mix each room’s items; otherwise, you might get confused.
Do not hoard items that you have not used in the last 12 months at least. Your new home is clean and clutter-free, do not move your old clutter to your new house. Ensure to recycle all recyclable items, and you can also donate things such as linen, beds, toys, cutlery, etc., to the nearest orphanages. Remember, one person’s trash can be another’s treasure.
Pack Legal and Essential Documents Separately
The last thing you want is to rumble through countless boxes to find an important piece of document you or a family member needs.
Ensure to pack all documents such as birth certificates, wills, contracts, etc., in a separate box and mark it clearly on the side.
Always pack a ‘move-in bag’ or bags!
When you reach your new home, you will most certainly not want to start unpacking immediately. Therefore, pack a move-in bag with all essentials so that you can at least spend the night in your new house without digging through stacks of boxes.