Tricks and tips for moving home

Moving can be a daunting endeavor, as you are faced with the uncertainty associated with a brand new environment as well as all the potentially difficult situations and logistical details associated with such a move.  Fortunately there are some good tips and tricks to help to make the experience go a lot more smoothly.

You need to keep receipts and detailed records of all expenses related to the move.  It is also important to drain the oil and gas from items such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, kerosene heaters, chainsaws and gas grills. All of the liquids will need to be removed from such items.

It is also a good idea to come up with a safety box that should be put on the van last and taken off first.  All essentials from your bathroom and kitchen should be placed in this box in addition to first aid supplies and medications.  You should also include a set of tools complete with pliers, nails, screws, a hammer and screwdrivers.  Make sure that your children are prepared for the relocation by encouraging them to come up with their own personal treasure box filled with games, toys and snacks for the trip.

Your fridge and freezer should be defrosted and cleaned at least one day prior to the relocation, while any snow and ice on your driveway, steps or sidewalk should also be removed.