Before I got married and before Matthew came to this world, I lived in a cute, small apartment in a building. We had an amazing time, me and my small living box – it had an amazing view with lots of windows, a perfect room layout, and all the furniture was carefully picked out (thanks to the amazing interior design ideas I got from Pinterest mixed with my sense for good things). That apartment had my personality screaming all over it. But (un)fortunately, when I got married, it was either for me to leave the apartment unattended with everything in it, or sell it and take all my great stuff and move them into the larger house we bought.
My vintage stuff was precious to me not just because it is one-of-a-kind and picked with so much love and attention, but because when I bought those things I was planning to use them forever. So you can only imagine the fuss I created trying to find the best way to transfer everything without having to worry if something will get damaged during transport. After all, transferring vintage furniture and accessories is quite the responsibility. So, I hired moving home removals and did half of their job – as you know, in this case organization matters tons (yes I’m a little bit of a control-freak about these things).
Speaking from experience, organizing your moving action is more of a responsibility than something you’re doing because you love to. This is so because once moving home removals start picking and storing your stuff in the truck, you need to either be in the truck with them and pay attention so that nothing gets stolen, lost or damaged. Also you can protect their value with papers and agreements. So, here are a few suggestions you might want to consider.
Make a few lists
Organize your stuff and what you need to do; write down everything that needs to be moved and where should it be placed once it gets in its new location. Make another list with everything you need to do before, during and after the move. Will the first thing to do be cleaning? Or selecting what should stay and what should go?
Keep all the receipts connected with the move; if you buy new faucets, new switchboards or anything else that you are yet to install, you would want to be able to return it if it doesn’t fit. Moreover, the receipt from the moving company should be safely stored with everything else as this is your most important document.
Movers and builders
Once you hire them and entrust them with your precious furniture items you want to be in contact with these people all the time. Have their names and numbers written and prepared for calling the moving home removals or builders for any question you may have. Also, keep the paperwork and receipts from them as well.
If you can’t find an inventory list online to print it and fill it, or if you feel uncomfortable doing so, make one of your own; write down every piece of furniture and stuff from your previous home that enters the mover’s truck; moving home removals take care of these things, but you want to be sure. And, if you’re doing the packing yourself, make a list with everything that’s in the boxes and seal them yourself. After you have them delivered, you’ll be able to check if everything is still there.
Make a calendar
Moving into a new home won’t be a one-time event; you’ll want to see how everything will look, if the builders should make any changes to the existing space or not. Plus, you’ll want to make a plan about where will everything go in advance. And the entire electric installation should be all finished before you settle in your new home. All these things can’t be done in one day, so you’ll want to make a calendar and have everything scheduled.