5 Tips for a Hassle-free Removal
Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2012
There are loads of moving advices one can hear or read. But every relocation is different, as people and situations are different. Here I give you top 5 of moving tips I got when I was moving and why they turned out to be so good. It's up to you to choose whether to test them on yourself or not. Enjoy!
#5 Make sure water, electricity, heating, telephone, cable and Internet are connected on moving day
If you don't want to move in a residence that is warm and illuminated and in every aspect ready for living, you have to take care of every single one among the listed above gains in advance. Trust me, on moving day you never have the time and the opportunity to arrange all connections, not to mention the potential t bear a possible problem or delays.
#4 Use old newspapers as wrapping
Wrapping tissue? Bubble wrapping? After I discovered the undisputed excellence of old newspapers in big amounts over them, I don't even look at them anymore. They are free, easy to find, ready and easy to use. What more do you need?
#3 Put all the clothes and the bedding in vacuum bags
The vacuum bags surely are the most practical human invention after the hot water. You just stuff all the clothes and bedding inside, and take the air out. Magically the most space-consuming items are halt their size, easy to put in bigger boxes and move around, and, my mother's most important consideration, they stay away of dirt and dust and moisture all day long! Or several days long in my case, because I postponed the arranging of the closets, an action I absolutely hate, as far as I could.
#2 Sale, give away or throw away everything you haven't worn, used or remembered in the past twelve months before you start packing
The 12 months rule so proven to be true! So I always start the process of moving with the spring-cleaning I usually tend to skip every year. So I start sorting through everything at home. I like to begin with the closets, because there are so much clothes, shoes and beddings I can get rid of if I take up the job seriously. I follow that order because of this reason in the first place, and on the second place comes the fact, that all that stuff heaped together take so much space I really feel proud of my achievement so far and get a kick start on the rest of my belonging I have to sort. The pieces in that heap I usually first offer to my mom and grandma, so they take everything they think is of use, and then I take the rest and leave it in the shelter for poor people in the town. After that I walk down the spiritual heights I reached by being so behaved and good and generous, and go on with everything, and I mean everything else in the flat. Electrical appliances, dishes, glasses, mugs, vases, cups, carpets, blankets, rugs and furniture pieces (like garden chairs never get to using or the ironing-board, which I normally accommodate somewhere so difficult to access that I normally iron on the kitchen table) and so on. All that which I haven't used in the past year, goes for a garage sale, and whatever is still around after that , I first try to give away for free to every neighbour, friend and relative in the area, and the rest after that goes directly in the trash. This is how I safe so much space and time and effort - I really cannot imagine packing and carrying and moving out and then in something just to discover later I don't need it at all!
#1 Draw a furniture layout plan
For me, a person with an engineering degree, agreeing to draw a plan of the new home and where everything should go was easy. And the advantages were uncountable. Trust me, you absolutely have to do it!
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