Hello and welcome to our well-known blog about relocating. If you have been with us for a while that means you are very well prepared and that you have followed our advice from the previous posts (that you can find here & here). You are now very up to date on what not to forget when moving. If not, quick, go back and carefully go through them, and don’t worry about missing anything because we have your back. Now, where were we? Oh yeah, we have gone through the actual day of moving, and now all your stuff is neatly organized and ready to go. You feel like the skies are blue again, and there is a rainbow and a pot of gold waiting for you. But don’t get your hopes up just yet! There is still a mountain to be climbed, but we will be with you all the way. First things first… Have you organized your boxes?
1.When moving remember to organize your boxes
We know very well that you have listened to our advice and you have surely labeled all your belongings. Unfortunately, there is no much use for it if you don’t organize them the way you want them to be transported. Why is this important? Well, first, this is one thing that people always forget when moving¸ and we would like for you to pay special attention. Particularly, because this is something that only you can do. You have, surely, seen the layout of your new home. You know which room is the furthest, what goes upstairs and what will go in the basement. But the people that will help you move, hired professionals or friends, most likely haven’t. Getting things upstairs will be a bit hard if the entire downstairs is filled with boxes. So, in addition, to labeling the content of your boxes write down numbers as well, so movers will know what has priority when it comes to packing the truck as well as the organization of your new home. Keep everyone up to date and this system you must remember when moving is going to be a life-saver.
2.Make a check list for what you can’t forget when moving out of your house
When you finally have all your things neatly packed and loaded into trucks is quite easy to get enthusiastic and let things slip your mind. But, as always, we are there to keep you back on track. When leaving your house, you have a responsibility to leave everything in good condition, but there are a few things people always forget to do when moving. You don’t really know when will the new residents come, so to prevent any damage that might occur we suggest that you make a checklist of everything you should do, such as – closing the windows, shutting down electricity and water, checking the attic and cellar. You don’t want any further mishap that might happen to be your responsibility, nor do you want it to happen at all. When you give your keys, and sign the document, inform the person responsible of everything. No harm, no foul.
3. When moving in your new home, don’t forget to check out your new neighborhood
Preferably, this is something to be done before you move in, but it is okay if you do it upon your arrival. While you are waiting for the moving company to deliver your stuff, or you just want to take a little break from carrying the boxes up and down flights and flights of stairs, take a break and take an hour to browse through your neighborhood. People usually forget to do this when moving, but it can save you a lot of energy. Make notes where you can find all that you will be needing in the upcoming days, before you have a chance to really explore the area. Look for bus stops, drug stores, farmers’ markets, markets that are open 24h, as well as the kindergarten or schools for your kids. It wouldn’t hurt to also look for libraries, liquor stores etc. You never know when you will be in the mood for some Tolstoy. Or some wine. We are not judging.
4.When moving, remember to get all your affairs in order
Even if you are only moving from one apartment you have been renting to another, and especially if you are buying a new property, there is a lot of legal documents you need to take care off, like we have previously written. But now, when you are on the verge of stepping out of one and into another, you need to take your time and straighten out any misunderstanding. When giving out our keys to your previous home make sure that all your debts are paid, that all the payments have been verified and that there will be no additional fees. If you are having problems with your landlord regarding your security deposit, you can get some legal advice
you are buying a new property, there is a lot of legal documents you need to take care off, like we have previously written. But now, when you are on the verge of stepping out of one and into another, you need to take your time and straighten out any misunderstanding. When giving out our keys to your previous home make sure that all your debts are paid, that all the payments have been verified and that there will be no additional fees. If you are having problems with your landlord regarding your security deposit, you can get some legal advicehere on how to solve the issue. Same goes for your new place. You mustn’t forget when moving that nothing is assumed, and that every agreement needs to be put into writing. That is why we advise you to use a verified agency, or even seek legal advice. It might seem too much, but it can save you from a lot of trouble down the road.
5.Kick back and enjoy!
This is it. You are finally here. Boxes are moved, fees are paid, everything, no matter how messy it got, is finally over. You are in your new home. Perhaps it doesn’t look so spectacular now with all the boxes lying around, but we are sure you are going to love it. So, now, we know you are anxious to start unpacking, but you have just finished a very stressful experience that demanded a lot of your time, energy and money. You can have the luxury of kicking back and relaxing. Bring out that bottle of wine (again, not judging) and enjoy the view. You have earned it.