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Moving Tips Catalog

This moving tips catalog will help you to break your move into smaller tasks, which are more manageable. If you read up on moving packing tips and plan your move in advance, you will be able to make a smooth and easy relocation.

• Plan your move in advance and make a moving checklist. Keep all papers related to your move in a folder.

• Find out if your employer will pay for your relocation and plan your move according to your budget.

• Start looking for a reliable mover as soon as possible. Choose a moving company with a good reputation instead or making a choice only on the basis of the lowest bid.

• Separate the items you want to sell, donate, or discard. Ask the household mover to provide a list of items that are not to be packed.

• If you will be doing the packing yourself, buy high-quality moving boxes and moving supplies and start packing non-essential items as soon as you decide to relocate. Packing is much easier if you pack a few boxes every day.

• Pack essential items like kitchen utensils and toiletries in a separate moving box and write “Open First” on it.

• Use color coded labels to ensure that your moving boxes will be placed in the rooms for which they are meant. List the contents of each box on the label.

• Make a floor plan of your new home and mark the positions where you want your furniture and appliances to be placed. Give a copy to the movers.

• Make a list of all the people who need to be informed about your relocation and provide them with your new address.

• If you are planning to drive to the destination in your own car, you can take your pets with you. Attach identification and rabies tags securely to the collars of your pets. Find out about motels on the way that allow pets.

• Be present at your home when the movers arrive. Make sure that you agree with the comments about the condition of your possessions before you sign the inventory. If you cannot be present, ask a responsible family member to be there.

• Check your things as they are unloaded from the moving truck at the destination. Report any lost or damaged items and mention this on the inventory before signing it. You can lodge a claim in writing within 9 months.

• Resist the urge to unpack everything in a day. Unpack the items meant for the kitchen first, followed by the things meant for the bathroom. You can unpack the boxes with items meant for the other rooms later.

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