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Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

Last updated: June 27 2019
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  • Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

    Shifting a house from one location to another is a very tedious process. In what ways can relocating a house be a tireless effort and free of stress?
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    Re : Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

    People have been relocating a lot in the last couple of years for lucrative jobs and better rental options with amenities. Whatever the reason, it has become a trend and people are shifting more than before. While relocating in itself is not such a stressful thought anymore, the effort it takes to relocate is what has been the most stressful of things to be taken care of. There have been a huge growth in the logistics business for the same reason but packing your stuff and dispatching them isn't the only thing to be taken care of. There are many other things that should be taken care of.
    Last edited May 21 2019, 01:19 PM.
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      Re : Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

      1 Get organized early
      Avoid leaving anything until the last minute. Unless you have to pack up and leave in a hurry, chances are you have between 30 and 60 days to make a plan and ensure that moving day runs smoothly. Create a countdown list and itemize everything you need to accomplish week by week.

      2 Figure out your move strategy
      How are you going to get from point A to point B on moving day? For shorter moves, you'll either need to assemble some very nice friends with trucks or consider renting a truck for the day. If you have a big family to move or you'll be moving a long distance, you'll want to price out moving companies.

      3 Pick the right transportation
      If you're moving a short distance, you may be able to get away with making more than one trip. But if you don't have that luxury, you'll need to make sure you have the right size of truck to cart your belongings in one go. "Choosing the right size is particularly important when moving farther away, as making several trips could be a problem,"

      4 Put together a packing kit
      If more than one person is packing, stay organized by establishing a system. Have blank inventory sheets prepared so one person can tackle each area or room. Arm each packer with a pen, black marker, and packing materials, like newspaper, a packing tape dispenser and boxes.

      5 Take inventory
      This is especially necessary if you’re hiring a moving company. Having a record of your household items is useful if something goes missing. Consider keeping a spreadsheet of the contents of each box. Then, assign each box a number and all you have to do is write that number on each side (maybe with the appropriate room listed, as well).

      6 Label everything!
      Label all sides of the box (avoid the top). Whoever is carrying in your boxes might not make sure all labels are facing one way for your easy retrieval. Try labeling each side in marker so you can easily find what you need in a stack.

      7 Protect your valuables
      Find a safe place to store your valuables on moving day. Insure anything that’s valuable or breakable if you’re using a moving company. And if you’re moving a computer, do a quick backup of important files just in case something happens in transit.

      8 Hook up essential services
      Make sure you understand how utility bills (gas, water, electricity) will be transferred over to you from a previous owner. Also, arrange to have your phone line, cable and Internet working if necessary.





      Last edited May 29 2019, 12:29 PM.

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        Re : Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

        Nice pointers here!

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          Yes, indeed. Just hope that contact information doesn't follow!

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            Proptie Well, nothing till now. So, it can be taken in a good sense I suppose.

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              Re : Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

              Well, it doesn't always come to that. Even developers and some brokers simply wish to help buyers gain some knowledge (though very very rare).
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                Re : Relocating a house: Dos and don’ts

                Originally posted by Proptie View Post
                Yes, indeed. Just hope that contact information doesn't follow!
                You never know

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