Moving your home is not something that happens every year. Sometimes it is a ‘once in a life time’ affair. However, one sure thing about moving is that it includes lot of work for every member of the family. And the entire process can be quite smooth and exciting depending on the way everyone handles their respective chores.
If you are facing a shifting of your residence in the near future, you must have already started planning for the same. And you must have made several lists about what you need. Keep amending your lists until you get perfect. Ask each of the family members to make a list of their own regarding their belongings. Later you can tally your common list with the individual ones. This would definitely make sure that nothing skips your mind.
Discard the unwanted objects. When you are moving your home, you want to make it as simple as possible. Therefore, make a new list of items that you and your family do not need at your new place. Discard them off; sell them out; gift to your friends or maids. Your options are plenty. If you are hiring services of movers and packers, it would be easier for them to plan the entire event once you have removed the unwanted and old goods and items. Remember, lesser number of items, lesser will be the moving charges quoted.
Hire individual moving and packing services. Instead of signing a deal with some big moving and packing agency in your town, it would be better if you hire services of individual parties. You can hire a small team for moving your expensive goods like electronic appliances and costly showpieces. Get a different person for managing the transport of furniture and wooden items. This way you can save money on the entire moving budget. You can also make sure that each and every job is handled with more care and caution because every team is responsible for different parts of the shifting.
Buy all the necessary stationary supplies required for the packing in bulk quantities. This can save you lot of money on these items. Usually people buy such things as and when they are required from different places in different lots. But this is an unorganized way of handling things and it can only lead to waste of time and money. Plus you might end up buying cheap quality items in a hurry. So do not wait for the last moment. Make a list of all the items and buy in sufficient numbers. You can bargain for a good discount if you buy in bulk. You can discuss with the Movers or transporting services about the requirements and limitations before making this list.
Do not forget to label everything with proper instructions. This would make it a whole lot easier while unpacking at your new home.