12 Moving Tips That Will Ensure Hassle Free Moving

Home removal is stressful no matter whether you do it by yourself or hire the services of a professional removalist company. Indeed, the stress is much less when you choose the latter option, but you can even reduce it significantly. You need to do things in a more organised manner that helps to make the processes more efficient. While the professional home removal company will do all the heavy lifting, your sincere involvement in the process even though passively can ensure that everything falls in line according to the planned sequence of activities.  Here you will find a dozen tips that can offer stress-free home moving experience.

Planning the move
Planning and preparation are most important to ensure stress-free home moving.  You must have the blueprint of the moving process in your head right from the time you decide to find a new home. Take the most important decision first – whether to handle the project on your own or entrust it to some home removalist company.  Decide about how to handle packing, transportation and unpacking so that you can negotiate with the removalist company accordingly.

When to start preparing
For simplifying the process of moving, you can take some actions even before you start hunting for a new home. Consider the space available at the new house and assess if you can move with all the goods that you currently have. Check the measurements of the furniture that you want to take with you.  This exercise should help to decide whether you need to dispose of some items before moving in addition to the things that you have already decided to abandon.

Choosing a removalist
Make a shortlist of some removalist companies that operate in your region by browsing the internet. Evaluate their credentials by referring to published reviews and gathering information from people familiar with their operations. Every website you come across would carry a tab that that invites you by saying click here to get quote. Get quotes, compare the offers in totality and choose a company accredited to AFRA (Australian Furniture Removers Association) the regulating authority of removalists.

Pre-Packing activity
Although the removalist company will do the packing, you must be actively involved in the process to ensure that you carry with you all the items that you require. Having already decided which items to carry, you must now prepare for packing by taking stock of all the questions and making a list by categorising the things that help to understand what kind of packing materials and how much of each type would be required. That would ensure that there is no shortfall of packing materials during packing.

The type of packing will be different according to the nature of the items because delicate, fragile and costly items require more attention to ensuring safe handling and transportation. Plan the packing program in a way so that these items are packed first and kept aside to prevent any unwanted handling that can damage it. 

Next, pack all other items but make sure that the boxes and cartons are of a reasonable size that is easy to handle because too much big packing boxes can be inconvenient to manage and take more time to move.

Plan for sequential packing
Since all items do not need the same time for packing, make sure to begin the process by packing the biggest, odd sized and complicated items first along with the critical items, because these take the most time. Once you finish this packing other things should not take much time.  

Labelling the packages
As soon as the packing of each box is completed stick a label to it that helps to identify the contents within and even makes it countable. 

Proper labelling is very important so that you can create a priority list of packages that need to be opened first during packing so that it becomes easy to start up normal life at the new home as quickly as possible. 

Moreover, make sure that packages that contain fragile and delicate items have special cautionary markings for safe handling.

List all packed items
Make a comprehensive list of all packed items including a brief description of contents so that you can use it readily during loading and unloading.  

The list should help to arrange the packages during loading so that the ones that you need quickly are near at hand and unloaded first. This should help to save time because you can access the required packages after unloading without searching for it that wastes time.

Organised loading
Create a loading plan based on the list so that it not only helps to access the most needed items very quickly but also identifies the sensitive packages that you must place on the top of other packages. It ensures safe transportation of the items that are susceptible to breakage.


Select the right transport
To ensure timely completion of the project and to optimise cost, you must select the proper transport so that all goods fit into one vehicle. The vehicle should have adequate protective arrangements like covering so that the goods do not get damaged due to the weather conditions like rain and snow.

Just as you have a plan for packing and loading, similarly you must plan for unloading, but the task is much easy because there is no pressure of time and you can do it leisurely. The most important activity during this stage is to move the packages to the planned location in one go so that it minimises handling and thereby chances of damage.

Advance layout plan
For the ease of quick start at the new place, you must unpack the goods and place it at the new location as quickly as possible. Having a layout plan of the new home and planning for placement of the household goods will make things easy. You know which items to place where and can unpack the items according to the plan.

Once again, the label of the packing should help in the placement of items and save time.

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