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Movers: Great Tips for Before You Move

Moving to a new home can sometimes be overwhelming, but with great tips for before you move, it is possible to have a smooth relocation. The most important tip is to select and to make arrangements with a moving company before the moving date. Failure to plan well may lead to changes in the moving date since the moving company of choice may be occupied in the preferred date and this may be inconveniencing to you. Failure to plan properly may lead to increased moving costs when not all things are packed on the moving day since most moving companies charge by the hour.

You should do self-moving if you are not moving many things. This option is only viable if the new home is near the old one and it will succeed only if there are people available to do the packing, loading, unloading and unpacking. This option is advantageous in that you save a lot of money that you would have spent on the movers and it is convenient since you can move whenever you want. With self-moving, you can have friends, co-workers, and neighbors do some of the work for you such as packing. Self-moving is also a good way of making the moving process a family affair.

You should make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements before the moving day. This is because it is not always possible to move into the new home on the moving day since utilities are usually disconnected. Failure to make travel and accommodation arrangements may mean you will pay more for the same or there may be massive delays. The only way to guarantee you sleep in your new home is to visit the new home before the actual move and to take care of everything.

Before you move, you should terminate the services of utility service providers and you should get all deposits owed to you. You should also terminate all memberships to clubs and organization and get your money back if it is possible. You should close all accounts held in banks and terminate premium payments to car and home insurance covers. You should leave your forward addresses with all these people incase there is need for communication in the future.

It is very important to change your address with the post office before you move. This can be done online or offline, all that is needed is filling a simple change of address form. The change of address form should also be filled with the IRS, even if you are not changing employers.

Before you move, you should write an inventory of all belongings. This inventory should be confirmed by the moving company on the moving day. Failure to do so could bring you problems with insurance claims in case anything is stolen.

You should make travel arrangements for pets and for the vehicle before the moving day. Many people forget to do so and this results in extra expenses. It is also the reason there are so many abandoned pets around.