"Traveling is easy if you use a GPS or road map to reach your destination". You should also organise before moving to keep your move well planned, easy, and less time consuming.
Here are some basic tips to prepare before moving:
Make a Moving To-Do List
You should be prepared one month before the move and plan accordingly. The moving to do list must include finding a local mover to unpack and organise at the new place.
Find top 5 local movers and packers
It's good enough to search for 5 top leading movers in the location to get a free estimate. You can search the web or take reviews from people on the movers and their reputation.
Prefer moving companies that supply materials
Based on the quote estimate, make an agreement with a moving company that provides packing materials.
Prepare a Moving check-list
It's important to have a printed check-list to categorise the things to move on preference. Get a list of all the items that should be packed by the movers and sort it. Mention the heavy items and outdoor items separately.
Organise utilities like TVs and Gas Connections
Make sure to disconnect your TV cable, gas connections and other similar utilities 2 weeks before the day you move.
Discover local resources
It is necessary to find local resources like supermarkets, water & cable services and other resources nearby the new place before the move. Find the necessary Organisations
Two to three weeks before the move, you must inform the organizations you are a part of, that you are moving. You also have to clear all dues with them.
Give Prior Membership Applications
Be ready a week before to fill out forms and applications for getting new residential, church memberships and more
Pack Your Essentials
You should pack valuable items like jewels and bank documents. Clear your wardrobe/closet of clothes and self pack them in bags. Its good not good to use cardboard boxes for this. Free your kitchen of perishable items
Clean your kitchen out of perishable items like soaked and frozen items and vegetables. On moving day, defrost your freezer for easy handling.
Get rid of garbage and unwanted things.
Avoid carrying unwanted things to the new place by donating or throwing them away.