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Tips to Moving into Your New Home

May 3, 2012
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After a few long weeks you’ve finally picked out your dream home, but that was the easy part. Now you have to move in. Moving into a new home can be challenging. Stress and exhaustion are a natural byproduct of the upheaval created from relocation. However, a coordinated, inexpensive and organized transition is possible and actually pretty simple if you utilize the tips listed below.

Find Boxes:

You’re going to need a place to put all of belongings so make sure you have plenty of boxes to secure everything. You can go online or go to your nearest Home Depot and order boxes for about $35. One way to save some cash is to take advantage of where you work and keep an eye out for printer paper boxes. Lastly don’t forget your move in company; they often have used boxes that they will give away for free!

Packing Boxes:

Pack similar things together and label the boxes to which room they are going to go. A great idea would be to color code your boxes with some labels to make unpacking a little more stress free. This is also a great time to notice things that you really don’t need anymore. Setting things aside for a garage sale can be a great way to not only get ride of unwanted items, but also make some cash! Donating some of these items is a thoughtful way to get rid of your things as well.

Secure Your Valuables:

 

Using bubble wrap and padded envelopes can reduce and eliminate the possibility of breakage of your items. Felt is great to use as a cushion and prevent sliding dishes, but no amount of material or bubble wrap can compensate for carelessness. Clearly mark special boxes with the word FRAGILE, so that more care is taken with those boxes during the move.

Pick a Moving Company:

 

Get three to four moving quotes: talk to each possible moving companies before making a decision. Do not overdo it by talking to every mover in town, but also do not hire your movers without shopping around.  Checking out three to four companies will allow you to make an informed decision. Get More Information by scouring through various sites and only then pick one. Choose a moving company with a price which falls between the highest and lowest ones; this way, you will not be overpaying, but also can expect good level of moving service. Finding the company on their website can be a very good indicator of whom you are dealing with. The website has to be informative, look professional, and have answers most of your questions without even speaking to a representative. A rule of thumb is that if a company does not maintain a proper website in this day and age, they do not take their business seriously.

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