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Planning Your Move Using This Comprehensive Household Moving Guide

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Moving from one home to another is a beautiful feeling but can get overwhelming due to the cares that come with the move. Your move doesn’t have to be stressful – with a bit of proper preparation and the right professional help, you and your family can have a successful move. 

To help you get a successful move, the secret is to plan ahead and get every plan laid out.  Hiring professional movers like the Kinisol South Florida early enough helps get your plan on track and work on the necessary areas. A guide to help you prepare for the move is vital, especially if it’s your first time you are moving. 

A comprehensive guide to a successful move

  1. Do thorough research to find the best moving company for you –There are thousands of moving companies and the secret to finding the one that fits your needs is by ensuring you do thorough research. Ask family and friends for recommendations and make a list of the ones mentioned. From the list you have, look for companies with positive reviews and that has been in business for at least 10 years.
  2. Think through your packing plan – Would you prefer to do all the packing and unpacking yourself or do you want to leave it to the experts?  Depending on the size of your home, you may either decide to do it yourself or let the professional packers do it. In both cases, to ensure that the packing is done properly, each item is covered using bubble wraps for protection. Remember, if you do the packing yourself, you cannot charge the movers for anything damaged during the move.
  3. Take note of what not to pack early enough – Every moving company gives a list of items that they cannot transport for safety or liability reasons. The list includes perishable items like foods and plants as well as hazardous things like cleaning supplies, household chemicals, aerosol cans, open liquor bottles, batteries, nail polish, etc. In short, any item that is irreplaceable to you and your family, the moving company recommends that you carry it yourself. If you want, you can transport these items yourself or simply finish them before the move.
  4. Scale down your move – One of the best ways to reduce your moving costs is to clean your house. This means doing away with all the clutter and unnecessary items before you even contact your moving company. Donate unwanted items to local charity or sell them online just to do away with them. There is no reason to pay movers to transport junk that will not be used in your new home.
  5. Protect your move – Even if you are using a moving company to cover you, understand that accidents do happen and your belongings can still get damaged.  A moving company does not offer a real insurance but have a standing liability for loss or damage that covers about 60 cents per pound per item. This is nothing compared to the value of the item. To protect your move, you can choose a full value protection plan that covers your belongings for replacement, repair or reimbursement against loss or damage.

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    • Savanah

      Thanks for this guide and this interesting experience! I’ve been moving from one state to another in the USA and used . I am going to move once more and this tips would be helpful as well.

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