For many people, moving can be incredibly stressful - but it doesn't have to be. There are some ways to reduce this stress and ensure you move in a timely and efficient manner. Rule number one: you’re going to need some professional help. Hiring professional movers is perhaps the most effective way to reduce your moving stress. Check out some of the other ways you can make your move easier.
Packing can be one of the most tedious parts of moving, and packing at the last minute can be even more tedious, frustrating and stressful. Start packing at least six to eight weeks before you plan to move. Purchase and gather more packing supplies than you think you’ll need, then get to work. Plan to pack in stages, and begin by packing items you don’t use every day. This will make the job of packing less stressful, less time consuming and less tiring.
Remember to dispose of any hazardous materials and flammables, which can be dangerous on a moving van. Before you begin packing, ask your mover for a list of items you cannot pack or place on the van.
Staying organized can help you a lot during a move. Make a comprehensive checklist in advance, and mark off the tasks as they’re completed. You might even consider creating a moving file or binder to hold all your moving related documents. Remember to include documentation of all the names, numbers and emails of your contacts, as well as any correspondence you have with the movers and others about your move. Additionally, include any receipts, contracts, terms and other information related to the move.
Make Notifications and Obtain Your Records
Checklists come in handy, because there are many things to do during a move, including making notifications and obtaining certain records. For an out-of-town move, ensure you obtain copies of medical, dental, veterinarian and school records. Additionally, ask your current providers for recommendations for providers in your new town or city. Notify your insurance company and bank about your move, also, so that your insurance coverage can be moved to your new home. Plan to have your utilities, such as cable, telecommunication, Internet, hydro and water disconnected when you move and reconnected at your new home. Cancel pre-scheduled services, such as housekeeping, gardening and more. Finally, file for a change of address at the post office and change your mailing subscriptions to the new address.
Choose Your Movers
Hiring the right Edmonton movers can be a major task, as well. Remember to look for companies with good reputations, references and business practices. A reputable moving company, like Pro Service Moving, will help simplify and de-stress your move. First, they’ll send a moving consultant to survey your home and access your needs. Then, they’ll provide a comprehensive cost estimate based on the services you require. Just remember to book your move at least three to four weeks in advance, and preferably outside of peak times, like the last few days of the month or the summer.
If you're getting ready to move, do yourself a favour and hire the team that's equipped to provide you with the best service for the best price - call us today!