There is a lot that goes into moving house, and it can be quite a stressful time. It is important that you have all aspects of the move handled correctly, to ensure that you do not have any problems. Bear in mind that your most precious possessions and the contents of your home will be transported, and naturally you would not want anything going wrong in this respect.
There are many removals companies that will handle the moving of your home for you. Some will even come and pack all your belongings into boxes so that you do not have to do anything at all! Other removals companies will only handle the transportation of your possessions. This naturally all depends on your budget and how much you can afford.
The first thing that you should do is to write a list of everything that needs to be done in the move. Write down all the things that need to be packed, what needs to go where and when to pay whom for the removal process. The next list you will need to write is when you are packing up the boxes. Write a list of what goes into each box, and mark the box according to its corresponding list. This is an excellent way of helping you identify what is in each box, rather than just marking the boxes with generic labels such as kitchen and lounge.
You need to wrap everything that you possibly can in protective layering. When you are seeking packing materials, ensure that you obtain more than you think you will need. More than likely you will find that you will require more than you originally thought. Wrap all breakables in bubble wrap or foam padding. Preferably, you should wrap your furniture in blankets before you have it transported, to prevent the edges from damage. Ensure that anyone moving your furniture does not handle it in a careless manner. Heavy furniture should never be dragged along the floor, as it may damage wooden floors, tiles or carpets.
Ensure that you read through all the documentation your removals company will provide you with. You need to make sure you understand all clauses, and most importantly, you must read through the inventory list thoroughly. Make sure that all the inventory on the list is accounted for, and that you are not being charged for things that you do not have.
Although there is so much to consider during the moving process, having your wits about you and a clear head will go a long way in making the process as stress free as possible. This is why it is good to write lists, and keep in clear communication with your removals company. You will find that any good removals company will be incredibly helpful during the process, and the experience behind the movers will help immensely in making the whole removal a lot more pain free. You can easily find good household removals companies on the internet, or even in your local telephone directory. Speak to friends and family to see who have helped them before, so that you have a good idea of the company you are approaching. It is also important to remember to obtain as many quotes as possible so that you can make comparisons.
About the Author:
Doug Fear is the owner of http://www.brytons.co.za, a removals company.