Moving day can be an incredibly stressful affair, especially when you are not adequately prepared for it. Far too many households have begun readying their goods for transport only to find that they have a vaster collection of stuff than they thought. The results of this can range from lost and damaged goods to exorbitant prices on transport and hours, days or even weeks of wasted time. So, to help you conduct your next household move with relative smoothness, here are some tips to ensure that you don’t miss a beat.
Start as Early as Possible
The earlier you start preparing your household for a move, the better. There is a lot to get in order first, such as itemising your inventory, making contact with a moving company in Johannesburg that you can rely on, and sorting your inventory into rooms, functions, who they belong to, and what you will need to use closer to the time. But we will discuss a bit more about that later.
Decide if You will Need Storage or Not
You may find it necessary to opt for storage solutions during your move. When doing so, you need to decide which of your assets need to be protected in the process, and which ones will need to be scheduled for later transport. There is an awful lot to consider when using storage services, including the price, the amount of time you will need, as well as the quantity and weight of items stored. So if you feel that you will need to utilise storage, be sure to select a moving company who offers the service.
Pack According to Rooms
When packing goods, you need to think about the unpacking process as well. To make it easier for yourself when you arrive at your new home, be sure to sort items into boxes that separate them into the rooms they will be used in. Remember too to keep a detailed inventory of each item you are transporting, and where you will be able to find it when it comes time to unpack, to make the process go more smoothly.
Keep Essentials Aside
When moving, you will still need access to a few essential items such as foodstuffs, kitchenware, toiletries, medication and clothing. These items should be packed separately in such a way that they can be easily reached and used during the move.
Use the Right Moving Company
A final concern, though perhaps the most crucial one, is finding a moving company that you can rely on. Be sure to do your research and to scour the web for the best options. If you would like to know more about our various home and office moving services, give a consultant from Better Moves a call today for details.