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Moving Advice from Experts

Moving Advice from Experts

We’ve scoured the internet for moving tips from expert sources. We hope that our compiled list of moving advice will help your next move go smoothly. Moving takes a lot of planning; the more planning and the more organised you are, the fewer problems you will have. Increase your chances of a stress-free and problem-free move with our moving advice from the experts:

Take Detailed Measurements of Your New Home

When you purchase your home and start planning your move and packing up your old home, the more information you have, the better decisions you can make. One of the biggest tips about moving is to get rid of, sell, or give away anything that you don’t want to take to your new home. The last thing you want is to do is pack, move, and unpack something to find out that you don’t want it in your new home, or even that it doesn’t fit in your new home. As soon as you decide on and close on the new home, get detailed measurements of every room, doorway, window, kitchen, etc. That will help you when making decision on what to keep and take with you as well as what won’t fit.

What about Curtains and Blinds?

One of the things that are often overlooked is window treatments for privacy in your new home. All too often homeowners arrive in their new home to find bare windows where neighbours or passersby can see right in. After a long day (or more) moving, the last thing you want is to have to go find curtains, blinds, or window treatments. This is especially important for the bathrooms and bedrooms. Find out if the previous homeowners are taking their window treatments with them or leaving them in your new home. If they are taking them, then you can purchase the blinds or curtains ahead of time and put them in a specially labeled box that you will have easy access to after unloading the moving truck. That way, your first night in your new home can be spent in privacy.

Know What You Can’t Take With You

Did you know that there is a list of things that you cannot move? Planning ahead will allow you to use them up, sell them or give them away. What can you not take with you? First of all, and likely common sense is perishable items. You should plan to use them up before you move and plan your grocery shopping in advance accordingly so that you have less waste. Other items that you cannot take with you for safety reasons include cleaning supplies and flammable materials.

Make Arrangements for Your Utilities and Mail Ahead of Time

To make your new house feel like home as quickly as possible, make arrangements to switch your cable or satellite television service, phone, and electric or gas account to your new home. When that is taken care of ahead of time, your house can be “move in ready” with your television entertainment and utilities ready to go. Contact your local post office before you move and have your mail forwarded to your new home too. Think about any other similar utilities or extras that you might need to change such as regular deliveries that come to your home, security monitoring, etc.

Document the Details on Your Electronics

Your electronics are one of the most expensive things that you move. Take the time to document the make, model, and serial numbers for each of your electronic items. You would want to have the correct information on a claim if anything happens to your television, entertainment system, computers, and any other valuable electronics. Think ahead to your parking situation and make requests for any parking permits or entrance to gated communities.

Keep Your Boxes Light

The first instinct might be to fill up larger boxes and have fewer boxes to move. However, you might be making things more difficult for yourself. Try to keep your boxes no more than 30 pounds so that they are easier to carry and no one gets hurt trying to lift them. Of course, the other danger with heavy boxes is breaking the content is you drop the box. The other concern is the things inside the box crushing each other.

Let Friends and Neighbours Know You Are Moving and Leave Contact Information

You probably already did tell your friends you are moving, but in case you didn’t let your friends know. It can also be important to tell your neighbours you are moving, not only out of courteousness, but also because they might find the need to get in contact with you. If mail arrives that isn’t forwarded or any other packages are delivered, your neighbours can forward that on to you as long as they can get in touch with you. So, in the event that you didn’t share contact information with your neighbours when you actually were neighbours, it might be awkward, but helpful to exchange contact information now.

Get a Clean Start

When you arrive at your new home, the first instinct is to start the big task of unpacking right away. Slow down for a few minutes and take the time to wipe down the counters and other surfaces in your home. This will give you a clean and fresh start before you start to bring out all of your things and make your new home “yours”.



Moving can be a stressful and tricky time in your life and the lives of your family. However, there are things you can do and expert moving advice that you can follow to help make it much easier on you. We have covered 8 bits of moving advice from the experts who have a lot of experience moving or helping others move. Pull from their knowledge and experience to help yourself have a better experience.



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