Moving house is never easy; there are a million and one things to do and not much time to do it in. Here is a list of all the things you should do, in that order to help you out:
Make an Inventory
When people shift from house to house, there are always some items that will be thrown out while others remain year after year. So the first thing to do is to make a list of all the things that are going out. If one set of plates are going to charity while another set is being packed for a new home, mention it in a list. The inventory can be an actual list or in your head; the important thing is to get a count so that you can quote a figure to the logistics companies that you call to discuss moving you and your family to your new home.
Find a Mover
Once you know roughly how much luggage and mass you will have to transport, you have to find a mover. You can search online, look in the telephone directory, call the ads in the newspaper or get the number off of a moving truck. Either way, hiring pros to do the job will take a load off your back as they will handle things in a professional way.
Get the Family Involved in Packing
Do not leave the packing to the moving personnel as they might do so in the wrong way and in the wrong boxes. Always get your family involved in packing to make sure that all the ‘important’ items are put in and any junk can be left behind. If you are the ‘take-charge’ person of the family, it will be your job to do a final inspection of all the boxes before putting them into the truck. That way you can weed out the unnecessary and purely sentimental things you cart around all the time.
Moving the Animals
Moving pets is going to be one of the most difficult things to do. Animals hate to be cooped up in one place and prefer to move around on their own. Unfortunately, there are laws regulating the amount of free space a pet will have when they travel. So call a pro company that handles pet transportation as they will have vehicles and cages that are appropriate for the size of the animal and one which will allow it to travel in relative ease and comfort.
Supervise the Move
Naturally, if you are super busy this is going to be a problem but it always pays to watch what is going on when the moving men arrive to take your stuff to the new place. This way you can prevent any petty thefts that may occur and if they have any queries they will be able to ask you directly instead of second guessing and then doing the wrong thing.