Getting ready for a big move can be difficult and time-consuming, especially if you’re moving to another city. The more work you put into getting ready for the move, the less stressful it will be and the easier it will be to settle in your new home. If you are moving or planning to move in the next six months, this article is for you! These helpful tips will make your life easier when it comes time to actually pack up and go. How to Get Started.
Gather your documentation
Make sure that you have all important documents in order before you begin the moving process because this will make it faster and easier to complete your move. Some of these include power bills (both current and past three months), phone bills (past three months), bank statements (past six months), and recent pay stubs. This is the first step you should take when starting the removals process, before even beginning to pack. It is important to have easy access to these documents at any given moment.
Open a new bank account
After you know which bank you are going to close your account at, make sure that you open a new bank account at the bank of your choice before actually closing out your old one. This is important because it means that you won’t have to wait for the typical two to three weeks for your money and remittances to be transferred to your account. We do not recommend you remit cash, as this method of remittance is generally more expensive than using an online remitting service.
Inventory your belongings
Make a detailed list of all the things that you own, and then group your belongings into categories. For example, all kitchen items will go in one bin (pots, pans, dishes, silverware), and all books will go in another (hardcover books, paperbacks). This makes it much easier when you get to the new house because you can start unpacking by category rather than a room. You may also if you like, take digital photographs of each room. If there are any items that you aren’t sure what to do with, see your remitting company. They will tell you how they would like these types of items to be dealt with.
Hire a packing service
Hiring someone to pack your belongings for you can be a great time-saver, and it is often less expensive than you might think. Your moving company will usually recommend that you hire a packing service because they are insured and know how to properly package items that need special attention (for example, glassware). They also know how to pack your items properly so that they will arrive safely at your new home. In addition, you don’t have to worry about how long it will take for them to pack because all remitting companies require packing services to complete their work within a specific time frame.
Start selling your unneeded belongings
If you are remitting cash, that means that you will be able to keep more money in your pocket by selling some of the things you don’t need. A lot of places have Facebook buy and sell groups where people post items for sale, so it’s easy to find new homes for each item before you move. This keeps excess clutter out of your new home, and makes more room for the items that you will need! You may also want to consider donating some of your unwanted items. Consider donating them to a women’s shelter or used children’s clothing store.
Hire a moving company
After you have remitted your cash to your new country, it’s time to hire some movers! Make sure to read reviews on who you are hiring, and make sure they are licensed and insured. There are a lot of horror stories out there, so you’ll want to do your best to avoid them. If you have any questions for the company that you are hiring, ask your sales representative or account manager before it is time for the movers to pick up your items. This way, they will be able to answer all of your concerns promptly so that everything will go smoothly.
Start planning your new life
This step is extremely important because it means getting your new utilities set up before you move. This includes setting up your new phone number, getting the internet set up at the new house, and even looking into whether or not you can transfer your current cable TV package. Think about the things that are most important to you, and get ready to move into your new home!
Moving to a new country can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be if you prepare properly. It is also one of the best experiences that you can have in your life, so enjoy it and remember not to skip any of these steps, so that your move goes smoothly. Good luck!