Are you starting a new job in a totally different city? Perhaps your company has moved you, or it might be that you have decided that you want a change of scenery for yourself and for your family. For whatever reason that you are moving, from getting your house ready to arranging for your car to be shipped, here are some ideas that might help your move to a new location be a smoother one.
Getting The House Ready - Do you know a single person who says, Oh, I just love moving. Going through clutter and packing things up are my favorite things to do. Probably not! Moving can definitely be a pain-in-the-neck. However, taking an organized approach might make things a lot easier. Consider having a meeting with all of the members of your family. Ask them to declutter their own areas and to help you go through the entire house, including the garage and the yard, to get rid of things that are no longer wanted or needed. Have bins in a certain location that will hold things that will be given to charity, things that might be sold in a yard sale, and things that can go into storage. And, of course, give everybody a sturdy plastic garbage bag for throw-away items. Once the decluttering has taken place, your house will be ready for you or for packers to get things ready for the move. When you arrive at your new house, you'll be very glad that you got rid of things even before you left your present home.
Special Shipping Items - There are some items that might need special consideration. For example, if you have a grand piano, or even a baby grand, it will need to be packed with great care. Will you be needing to ship your car or even more than one car? It might be that you are flying to your destination, still needing to have your cars awaiting you. If that is the case, consider contacting a car shipping company. Empty your car of things that you might need on the trip or soon after your arrival before you turn it over to the car moving company. After that, you won't have to do a single thing. You can be sure that you car will be handled with care and that it will arrive at your destination exactly when you need it. If you are moving overseas, the company will know exactly which credentials are needed.