For you do it yourselfers (DIY’ers) Planning a large move across town will need some solid organization. From enlisting the assistance of family and friends to packing all your possessions into boxes and then finding a home for everything once the move has been completed, the list can seem to be never-ending. Fortunately, here are a number of tips that can be of great assistance in organizing the relocation.
One of these tips is to make sure that you arrange reserved parking for your moving truck beforehand if you are moving to a new home that is situated in a big condominium community or on a busy city street. Get in touch with the city or association and register for a permit to have space blocked off so that you can get to your new home on the day of the move.
It is only good manners to make sure that the people who are helping you to move – be they from a professional moving company or merely volunteers from among your family and friends – are kept well nourished during the experience. Make sure that there is plenty of food and drink on hand so that fuel and nourishment are easily available and accessible to all workers. If they are your friends and family then you should also encourage them to take short breaks at various points to make sure that they can keep their energy level up throughout moving day.
It is also a good idea to be able to keep communications open between you and your movers or helpers. Give your helpers or professional movers your cell phone number so that you can be contacted quickly at any time during the day. Making sure that communication is kept open makes for a faster relocation process and also works to prevent any confusion from arising as to where items should be placed at the other end of the move in your brand new home.
It is also very important to make certain that you keep your children and your pets occupied at all times on the day of the move. Your helpers or movers could be distracted by the presence of children and pets, and they could even make the situation potentially hazardous for everybody involved in the process of relocation. You should consider making use of the services of a babysitter or a pet sitter for moving day, or at least ask a member of the family to watch over them for the duration instead of taking a more active role in helping you with the move. The most important thing to remember on moving day, however, is simply to keep calm amidst the chaos. If you can keep your cool then this will help those around you to do the same, and it will assist in making the move efficient and safe. Remember that once this day is over you will be in your new home and ready to start on new adventures.