home movingIf you are one of those people who have recently moved to a new home or a new city, you might remember all the little troubles that you had to face on your way to a new location. From personal experience, I can say that there are many ways to simplify the process of relocation. Read this article to learn how to prepare yourself and your property for a pleasant move.

The preparatory stage plays a very important role in the success of the moving, especially in case of long distance moving from one city to another. At this stage it is necessary to make a detailed list of all the things that you want to transport to a new location. Write down everything. Believe me, you’ll thank yourself later for this. Before to pack your valuable things into the boxes, get a simple system of record-keeping. When making a list, try to describe things in details. Print a list with the numbers, or write down all the necessary information to the notebook. It is necessary to arm yourself with stickers, pens, tape and other necessary stationery. Each box must be signed with appropriate number, which will tell you about the contents.

You will need a lot of boxes, much more than you may think. Make provision of a sufficient number of boxes. It will simplify your life significantly. You can ask for a boxes at the nearest local shop or you can purchase specialized boxes at one of the moving firms. If some boxes stay unused, you will be able to hand them over and get your money back. Set aside ten boxes for living essentials that will be packed at the last moment – bed linen, clothes, toothbrushes etc. You will need a strong adhesive tape to securely pack the boxes. Pack the fragile items in clean packing or newsprint material (do not use old newspapers, because the ink can stain your property). Once again, it is necessary to stress that you will need a lot of packaging materials to organize apartment move, as well as to relocate the office, so be prepared to this. Return the unused package to the moving company only after all your belongings will be loaded into the truck. Use special boxes for clothes. Such high boxes are perfect for packing light bulky items such as cotton and wool blankets, pillows, and the clothes that can not be folded. Contact your moving company to find out what box sizes they can provide, measure your clothes to determine how many boxes you will need. Firms engaged in moving services will provide you with the boxes in advance. If you organize moving on your own, consider everything beforehand. Pack all bulky wardrobe items, such as shoes, sweaters, belts, jeans into a strong plastic bags a few days before the moving. On the day of the move put these bags into boxes, on top of those things you can put a bags, hats and outwear. If to pack your clothes the way it was recommended above, you protect it from damage during the transportation.