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List of things people tend to miss out during moving

 

  • Before you move in, check the insurance letters, evaluate the risks and, if you are going to ask them to bring your artwork and pieces of cut glass, ask if you can raise the insurance amount.
  • The transport is not responsible for jewelry, watches, coin collections or stamps, explains the adviser, those things you must transport them.
  • Tip is optional and depends on service, but you better have it planned.
  • If you have children, send them during the move with a family member or friend.
  • For many children seeing their furniture go is traumatic. You better get to the new house with everything installed. It also helps them assimilate change more easily.
  • Every moving service has a manager or operator. As soon as they get to your house, they ask who you are. It will be this person you seek with questions or complaints.
  • The consultant who visited your house will not be on the move but if he is responsible, will contact you in the morning to see how the process goes. If you can not communicate with him, there will be no chance to remedy mistakes, such as sending more people on time or another transport unit.
  • Clean before packing. You get rid of things you no longer need and spend less on packaging.
  • Before change you do not forget you also need time to cancel or change your services and notices domiciled.
  • The services must change or cancel are: electricity, telephone, cable TV, the bank with your bank accounts, credit cards and bank loans, your mailman, in the office, Social Security, ISSSTE and / or Afore, company Insurance, magazine subscriptions and newspapers.

 

Making your moving comfortable and relevant parties to notify of change of address after moving

 

An unavoidable task that must be done before the move is the notification of the change of address to the different services.

• Provide your new address to friends and family and the date on which you will already be installed.
• Notifies the change of address to banks and shops where you have accounts to send correspondence to the new place.
• Update all your official documents: IFE, license, etc..
• Insurance Company – In case you have a home insurance, it will be necessary to make a new policy, according to the new house and its location. Just as life insurance, automobile, and so on .
• Cancels hiring utilities (electricity, water, gas, telephone) – We must cancel the services of the current address and contract the new housing. If deposits existed for contract services, we require repayment.
• Medical Services – In case of changing of city, it is advisable to ask for references to the doctor and dentist, to transfer additionally, the prescriptions for medicines, optical and others. You also need to obtain medical records and birth certificates.
• Making sure the new house is able for comfortable use – Performing preventive maintenance of pipes, electrical installations and others.
• At home, carefully clean up the refrigerator and will be sure not to transport foods that are not able. The same we do with the kitchen and conditioners air – extractors and others.
• Carpets and clothes should be clean before packing.
• After the loading of the goods, it is advisable to make a tour of the house, to ensure that We did not leave anything forgotten.

 

Tips on How to pack different items carefully for moving

 

  • Clearly label boxes containing fragile items to be handled with care. Indicate the top side of the box so that it is always face up.
  • Fill boxes so objects do not bounce into the interior. First he deposits the heaviest things and on them he places the smallest ones up to the limit of the box.
  • For heavier items, such as books, use small boxes that can be easily moved or moved.
  • The dishes must be packed separately and very carefully. Dishes, glasses and glasses should be wrapped with plastic bubble and placed inside the box vertically, then fill the holes with newspaper. Label the word “fragile” on several of the sides of the box.
  • Never use adhesive tapes directly on the furniture, then it will take a lot of work to remove the glue and can ruin the finish. Electronic devices are best to move them wrapped in blankets.
  • When packing a computer do not forget to back up the information it contains and make sure you do not store it near objects that generate a magnetic field.
  • Do not pack or transport fuel or inflammable objects.
  • Do not forget to assemble a box with the following items to carry in the car and have them on hand: basic tools such as hammer, screwdriver, tweezers, tape, etcetera; Cleaning items such as broom, sponge, cleaners, soap, towels, toilet paper, and so on; Glasses, plates and cutlery.

 

Things to do before moving into your new home

 

  1. Consider enabling the new house with light bulbs, in the eventual case that the discharge of the move took place in a schedule in which natural light is not available.
  2. Resolve previously the distribution of your furniture in the new house.
    Consider in the case of some high furniture, the height of floor to sky of your new home
  3. Consider, in the case of furniture of larger dimensions, the accesses through which these furniture must pass (door lintels, interior turns, stairwells, etc.). Remember that there are always alternative means that your mover uses to try to solve these problems. Ask us any technical questions about your move.
  4. Remember to decide ahead of time about the use you will give your current curtains, rails and lamps in the destination house of the move.
  5. If you plan to repair or upholster furniture, evaluate the possibility of sending it to your repair prior to the move, in order to agree with the person who executes this work, to have it arrive directly at the destination address of the move.
  6. If you have installed floating or ceramic floor in the destination residence of the move, consult with your contractor about the time necessary to be able to use it after the work is finished.

 

Ten Tips that can make your moving a lot more easier

 

  • The worst mistake is to not plan ahead , to think that everything can be packed in a couple of days.
  • The best thing is to start with a month in advance, this way each day you can keep things in one or two boxes. With this technique, on the day of the move you will no longer have box work.
  • Consider that when packing you no other costs : the boxes, which will no longer give away at the supermarket, the bubble packing paper, masking tape, etc.
  • The visit of the adviser should be detailed: the company that sends you hire a consultant to visit your home so that you teach what be moving.
  • Even if you think you’re going to save a few pesos for ‘skip’ objects, if the adviser is not clear how much to move and what should pack your staff are likely to receive bad service or charge you more.
  • If you do not pay a visit, the client forgets or omits objects and that delays the move, which increases the nerves.
  • It is better not to have to pack the moving day to reduce stress.
  • A few days before, you can change the kitchen and the closets, so that when you get to the new apartment that is ready.
  • The clothes also can take a couple of days before in suitcases and carry him so far hung on broomsticks. Or, the moving services sometimes offer to carry some closets in which they hang clothes with an extra cost.
  • If you hire the packing service, go ahead so that on the day of the move the staff will concentrate on filling the truck.
  • If you have things of value, it is best to take them yourself to the new home a couple of days before.

 

 

Here is how to ensure that you don’t miss out any valuables during moving

 

Never send valuables such as jewelry, art objects, insurance policies, legal documents, etc., in the move, take them yourself.

If you have valuable furniture or objects, photograph them before moving. In this way, if you suffer any damage during the same you will have evidence to file a complaint and make valid the guarantee.

Ask for support from family or friends to oversee the move. It is advisable that one person is aware of the exit of the furniture, another of the load in the truck and one more that coordinates the reception in the new residence. In this way, all will watch that goods not suffer losses.

During discharge indicates moving personnel where to put things. Some companies offer a complete service that includes unpacking and assembling the furniture again, this work is commonly included in the contract budget.

Do not remove the protective sheaths until the furniture is placed in its proper place. So, if you want to move a couple of things, you’ll charge them more easily and avoid that mistreat.

Please note some costs involved in the move. On that day you will not have food or cooking utensils available, so consider the expense of food at home or in a restaurant. Also consider an extraordinary expense of gasoline, since it is likely you will have to return once or twice to the previous house. In some cases, spotlights may be missing in some rooms or require replacement. Include this expense in your budget.

 

5 Effective Packing tips for your moving

 

As mentioned in previous article, many moving companies include in the service the packing of all objects, although this obviously increases the cost for the work they will do. However, this task of packaging all your properties you can do them yourself, is not so complicated and you will save a good amount of money. Here are some suggestions.

  • Boxes (either cardboard or plastic) and good sized plastic bags are essential for any move. You will also need newsprint, bubble wrap and foam rubber, tape, a marker and labels to mark boxes.
  • When you get the boxes choose the most solid and not too large, so you can easily load them. Reinforce the base of the boxes by crossing two bands of adhesive tape.
  • In large plastic bags you can store clothing and bedding. You can also bag stuffed figures and toys. Avoid sharp or heavy objects, they will probably go better in the boxes.
  • Another option to pack your clothes is your travel bags, it will be easier to carry, but make sure they are strong enough.
  • Make the packaging quarter by quarter, labeling each box with a specific description of its contents and the room to which it is addressed. This way you can indicate to the workers of the company of moving in which stay they must deposit each box.

 

What you need to know to make a well-organized move

 

The arrival to a new home includes the much-feared move, both for the work that represents the packing and transfer of furniture and objects, and, of course, the cost. But do not stress, although it seems a rather complicated task, with a little organization and planning you can do it without mishap.

Take it easy, as the saying goes: new home, new life. Whether you go alone, as a couple or as a family, moving is the beginning of a new project, which includes a change of environment, locality and places to perform daily activities. Avoid falling into despair, so to start positively you should plan ahead a good move, for it are a few simple tips that will help you in this task.

First of all, the change of residence is an excellent opportunity to review the entire Content your home and choose what you truly want to bring to your new home and what is best to get rid of once and for all. In addition, the fewer objects you have for the day of moving, the easier it will be. There is no point paying for shipping items that you will never need, it is an unnecessary expense.