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Hassle Free Moving: Retaining Your Peace of Mind
Have you heard the familiar words – “There is the good news… and there is the bad news. Which would you like to hear first?” These words are very applicable when you get a new job. Good news – you get better pay and better working conditions. Bad news – you have to leave your current place of residence and move to a strange location. Good news – you will make lots of new friends. Bad news – You will have to learn and adjust to new languages and customs. Good news – your family will love the change of environment. Bad news – You will have to undertake the gargantuan task of moving. Well there are two sides to any coin. You need to accept the good with the bad. One of the things that job changes do, is to toss up the challenge of moving. Unfortunately moving is one word that causes some people to shudder when they think about it; and why not? After all, there is a lot of planning and organization and sheer laborious and boring work associated with moving. Is there something like hassle free moving? Yes there is. That is provided you know how to go about the moving process. Then you will certainly have a hassle free moving experience.
Here are some tips on how to have a hassle free moving experience.
- Choose the right moving company. This is the most important aspect having a hassle free moving process. When selecting a company, see how many years of experience they have, do a background check on them through the Better Business Bureau, ask and speak to customer references they may give you, speak to friends and relatives and get their feedback and suggestions, and make definite inquiries about the type of services they offer. Also find out the nature and extent of insurance coverage that they have. When you have satisfied yourself with regards to all this then you will have completed a major step to ensure hassle free moving.
- Make a definite plan with definite time frames for each and every task associated with relocating.Start early – at least two months in advance. Start by disposing of all the clutter that you may have accumulated in your home over the years. Have a garage sale if you want or donate to a charity. Whichever way you want is fine, but get rid of all the useless stuff. The lesser load to carry, the lesser the expense. Then start packing the stuff that you don’t need on a day to day basis. Remember that the earlier you start the packing process the better. You can get moving packing kits from the moving company or arrange for packing materials on your own. Start disconnecting from the community in all aspects slowly – in the sense – return your library books and close your account at the library, return stuff that you have borrowed from your neighbor and so on. Inform people, banks, credit card companies, magazine providers about the change of address that is to take place. Inform the services and utilities like telephone, water, gas, electricity, cable TV at least two weeks in advance of the time from which you want the services disconnected. This things will ensure hassle free moving.
- Make copies of important documents such as medical records, passports, birth certificates and Social Security cards. This will ensure that they are available to you as and when you need them, and remember to put them in a safe place so they do not get mixed up with all the packed items lying around.
- For hassle free moving, prepare a moving day travel kit containing all the essential items that you need such as medications, prescription glasses, flashlights, keys, important documents and credit cards.
If you are systematic and organized in this fashion you can be assured of a hassle free moving experience.