One of the transcendental moments of our lives is when we make a move, be it short or long. Especially if we are going to leave the neighborhood or the city where we lived together for so long. That is why we want to share with you what to do before, during and after a move.
However, you should know that there are several factors to consider, such as children, work, school, internet, public services, distance from work, transfers, among other things.. i.e., an endless list that could be simpler if you put everything in order.
That is why we want you to follow our advice guide step by step so that you can relieve the stress and anxiety caused by big changes.
Pay close attention in this article, and consider some notes so that you can have a comfortable move, with the best services for your relocation.
Step by step of what to do before, during and after a move
1 – BEFORE:
– Thorough cleaning before moving in
When it’s time to move, both the home you’re leaving and the new home you’ll be living in should be thoroughly cleaned in advance of dust, bugs, and dirt before you move in the furniture. That way you can place your belongings in each place according to your tastes.
It will always be easier to clean from the inside out and from top to bottom without forgetting any element: ceilings, walls, cabinets, windows, switches, doors, among others.
For this reason, we recommend that you start taking the utensils and cleaning products to remove impurities from the site and take out the negative, following the theory of Feng Shui.
As the saying goes: “If you want your dreams to come true, the first step is to get up!”
– Update your budget
If it is the first time you move, you should be aware that the most important thing to keep your spirits up and purpose on point, has to do with money. Updating your budget will allow you to move belongings and bulky items from the old house to the new one.
Moving expenses include packing material, new furniture, and the moving company, but do not worry because many times you can get the complete package with the agency, i.e., buy everything in the same place.
A checklist of expenses or consumption will undoubtedly help you analyze what you need to pay immediately and what you can pay little by little.
– Hire a specialized moving company
Moving companies, as we always mention, are one of the best options to make short or long trips with a highly specialized team, and with experience to load – unload personal items from anywhere.
In addition, taking advantage of insurance in case of loss, theft or accident is another option that will certainly be worth it, because we know that a move is an exhaustive job that requires dedication so that everything arrives the way you planned in your mind. For that, it is best to hire and leave all that effort in the hands of professionals.
Even if you are using the services of a real estate agent, it is very likely that they have more than one moving company among their contacts, such as ONLINE MOVERS & STORAGE, which is available in Florida – Miami.
Any questions you can contact our phones: +1 (305) 539-0553 or write directly to the corporate email: Booking@onlinemovers.miami.
2 – DURING
– Plan all the details
Now, in order to manage your time and be able to organize everything in advance, it is advisable to carry out an inventory full of activities to be able to know what will be left at home, what has to be packed, what has to be stored, and finally, which has to be dispatched or donated.
Thanks to new technologies, there are several exclusive digital applications to organize daily tasks and schedules in order to get through the day productively.
Some of them you can find free on the internet: Evernote, Trello, Asana, Notion, among other platforms available for both Android and iOS.
3 – AFTER:
– Certify what your routine will be like after the move
In order for correspondence to be sent to your new place, you must change your address at the banks and stores where you have accounts, in addition to renewing official documents.
Remember that to achieve positive results it is necessary to make changes with time and above all a lot of patience, in this way, each step will be worth it.
– Pack sooner rather than later
Do not forget when you start unpacking; establish an order to organize your personal things thinking from the outside in and from big to small. For example, start with the edges of each room, picking up the smallest and most delicate items like stockings, toys, books that can be packed in a single box and then star on to the larger pieces.
If you wait too long, not only will it take longer to settle in and feel comfortable, but also the design and organization of the spaces will be affected due to your procrastination or postponement.
I hope these tips will help you make your move more practical and economical.