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How To Plan Your Move

Jun 26, 2008
Proper planning is the key to a successful move, and this is a fact. Yet most people think that starting packing and talking about what to do next is what planning consists of, but this is only half of the truth. Even if you choose the services of a professional moving company you still have to make thorough arrangements for the big change that is about to occur. There are several factors that influence the way you plan the relocation: distance, budget and the help you get.

How far is your new home? Is it in a different county? Are you moving abroad? Local moves are definitely the easiest to plan and put into practice; there is seldom any need for you to change your job, you don't have to make new friends, and the transportation costs are a lot lower. Nevertheless, even if you move somewhere close to your old house, you still have to contact a moving company at least a month in advance. This is also the right time to rent a truck if you want to go through with the move all by yourself.

Depending on the distance, you may also have to make travel arrangements and hotel reservations if it be the case. It is also advisable that you get all the documents ready for the residential move and have a final appointment with the doctor. The medical files of all the family members need to be transferred to a new health care provider in case you move to a different city. Prescription history as well as referrals will prove highly useful when you have to follow a medical treatment at your new home.

Budget planning is also essential for the success of the relocation: you can get quotes from various professional movers and choose the one that best suits you. In case, you want to save some money, renting a truck is an option to consider. The issue here would be loading: if you've got some friends to help you, you'll save some more cash, otherwise you'll have to turn to the services of a loading company. It is good to pay such services through bank transfers so as not to worry about money on the day of your move.

Do not forget that you need to close the contracts for the utilities at your old home and open or transfer them to your new address. In order for your belongings to be safe during transportation, it is essential that you check with the insurance company to see what kind of coverage you benefit from. As there are legal limitations of the insurance covered by the moving company, you'll have to take care of the rest. The most common way to see to it is by means of the transit or homeowners insurance.
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