Setting Up Your New Place

When we found out we were moving, our first instinct was to figure out what we were going to do with all of our stuff. We weren't sure how to cope with the amount of belongings that we had, so we started looking around for a storage facility in the new city that could help. After a brief search, we were able to find a facility that really worked well for what we needed. They were fantastic to work with, and we loved being able to have a spot where we could stash things. I wanted to create a new website dedicated to setting up a new home, so you know what you are up against.

Is This Your First Move?


Perhaps you moved with your family when you were a young child, and you might remember how exciting it was to see the big moving van arrive at your house. You probably didn't realize at that time how much preparation your parents had to make even before the packers arrived. If this is your first move as an adult, you might be surprised at how easy the move can be. The key words to making your move a relatively easy process might be found in the words, Plan carefully and plan ahead. From going through your belongings with an eye for detail to creating a chart for the movers to use once they arrive at your new home, here are some ideas that might help you.

Plan Carefully And Plan Ahead - You might have been told by friends and family members that the packers will pack every thing in sight. That's probably basically a truism. Except for not packing things like banana peels and other things that are obviously garbage, pretty much everything else will be placed in packing containers. With that in mind, think of going from room to room to see what goes with you and what should be disposed of, For example, perhaps you've been wanting to replace your hand-me-down kitchen table and chairs  once you get to your new city or town. If that's the case, make arrangements to donate the kitchen set to a charity donation. If your kids are ready to part with some of their toys, now might be a great time to get them to a charity donation, too. You get the picture, right? 

Create A Chart For The Movers - Consider making a large chart that will show where your belongings need to go once the movers arrive at your new house. Then mark items that go into each individual room in the new house. For example, so that the movers won't put your family room sofa in the living room, and vice versa, on the chart write something like PLAID SOFA - FAMILY ROOM and STRIPED SOFA - LIVING ROOM.  The same goes for the rest of the furniture. Mark it in a similar way so that things like bedroom sets go into designated bedrooms.

Once you have gone through your house to prepare things for the packers, you can know that your job is done. The packers will wrap fragile things very carefully so that they won't be damaged on the way to your new residence. If it's a rainy day, your furniture will be protected with weather proof coverings. 

Contact a service, like Helping Hands Moving Inc, for more help.


14 December 2018