It’s the end of the year, it’s time for resolutions, for changes. It is especially the time to finally carry out this relocation project to start the new year serenely. You may not know where to start, or you’re afraid it’s too complicated. Indeed, the move can quickly become a nightmare if you do not manage to organize yourself. However, with good planning, it can be a piece of cake..
In this article, you will find some tips to help you facilitate your move.
1. Make a planning
Your move will be done in several steps. It is necessary to list these different steps exhaustively : contact friends if you want to move at a lower cost or book a mover, put order in your paperwork, collect enough boxes, sort your belongings, give what you no longer need to finally succeed in your move when the time comes.
2. Be well organized
Once you know everything you have to do, it’s time to start packing. This assumes you’ve filled up on boxes before. Store your belongings in the boxes by classifying them by category and stick a label on each box to know its content, this will facilitate unpacking. And do not hesitate to involve everyone, things will only go faster.
3. Decide whether to call your friends or a professional mover
Depending on your budget, the amount of things to transport, the availability of your relatives and friends to help you or the distance between your old home and the new one, you will have to make a choice. By calling on your friends, you will not pay anything but the service will be rather approximate. You can afford it if
you don’t have a lot of objects to move and the distance is relatively short. On the other hand, with movers, you will benefit from a professional service but which may be more or less expensive depending on the terms of you move. Weigh well the pros and cons of both options to make a choice.
4. Manage the paperwork and procedures for the move
We often forget that a move is not just a matter of packing, it is also red tape. One can not talk about moving without mentioning address change and plenty of people to contact. So many people that it will be necessary to reserve a few days to not forget anyone. Also, in the event that you hire a mover, it is important to make a list of your belongings, as exhaustive as possible, in order to be able to establish a “value statement”. This document allows you to set, in case of loss or damage of your stuff, compensation according to the damage. And don’t forget to end your contract with your previous landlord properly. We hope these tips will be helpful to you on your next move. MAM-Conseil is also at your disposal for all that concerns the search for a new housing, office or commercial space to your installation. See you next month for another article. Until then, have a great holiday season and happy 2021 !