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Moving is outlandish especially if you take up the entire job on your shoulders. Numerous professional moving companies are operating in the field that can assist you throughout the process starting from packing your belongings, loading them to vehicles, transporting and then unloading at the new address. Preparation for the move should be started with sufficient time in advance.

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  1. 1. Moving Guidelines:Moving is outlandish especially if you take up the entire job on your shoulders.Numerous professional moving companies are operating in the field that can assistyou throughout the process starting from packing your belongings, loading them tovehicles, transporting and then unloading at the new address. Preparation for themove should be started with sufficient time in advance. Arrange for packing supplies,boxes, tapes and plastic containers. Choose suitable supplies to pack delicate orregular items. Boxes of different sizes are available. Storage houses to temporarilystore your items are available on rent. If this is going to take time, choose a locationnear to the home to keep the storage house. Also use sturdy padlocks so keep theitems safe.To move special items like pianos, furniture, mirrors and cars you can choosespecialized services from furniture moving companies or car moving companies.Make sure to carry necessary items to the new address especially if you are movingto a new country or state. If you are leaving a rented accommodation, inform thelandlord several months in advance. Before shifting from an ownership house, youcan always sell it off. But it takes some time to get proper property value. Get basicinsurance coverage for the goods to prevent loss caused by damage. On the day youintend to move, get up early and check the packages carefully. Make sure tosupervise the entire event while the goods are uploaded. Stay calm and have apeaceful relocation!Moving Checklist:Household Moving, no doubt the word is associated with a lot of worries, burdensand stresses owing to the huge decisions to be made and tedious tasks to beaccomplished. A great deal of hard work and expenses are associated with an entirerelocation event. Often a moving checklist can make things much easier for you.Preparation and PlanningIf you are staying at a rented accommodation, make sure to provide your landlordwith proper notice prior to the move. Or if you intend to send an ownership propertybefore relocation, do the selling in advance in order to get proper value of theproperty.Once you are done with all settlements about the present and futureaccommodation, it is time to make a checklist of inventories that you wish to carry
  2. 2. with yourself or intend to abandon. Not everything in a household can be carried tothe new address; few things are meant to be disposed and rest sold. Also special careneeds to be exercised while packing the delicate stuffs. You can get home insurancecoverage to deal with unintentional damages caused to your precious possessions.Arranging for the vehicles and trucks to transport all items is another essential taskto accomplish. Also every state has a different set of laws associated with movingand shifting; hence not all items can be shifted to the new destination. Make sure tounderstand the laws and regulations in advance to avoid future hassles. You canalways rely of professional moving companies since they can help you with the entirerelocation event. They will arrange for packing supplies, pack the goods, transportthem and unload at the desired location thus eliminating all burdens from yourshoulders!Storage Guide:Long distance move or office relocation is a tedious affair and cannot beaccomplished easily. In fact to plan the storage requirements beforehand, the homeor office owner has to have the best idea about the volume of goods and amount offurniture that he/she needs to get transferred to the new location. To store thestuffs you will need special storage supplies like packing boxes and plastic containersthat will protect delicate items from damages of any sort. A storage guide can helpyou arrange for the right supplies and best quality services during your householdrelocation.Several good moving companies offer storage services to their clients. You can getan average estimate of how much space you need to keep all your belongings storedby consulting the representatives of the moving companies. Approximately 50square feet area is required for storing all items of a studio flat or bed-sitapartments. The storage space is sufficient to accommodate about 10-12 mediumsized boxes and one double bed, bedside table, lamps, carpet, television, chairs andbikes. About 100 square feet area can accommodate items of a two bedroom flat orhouse. It will include items like kitchen furniture, beds, dining table, chairs, homeappliances, garden furniture and 20 medium sized boxes containing other items.To accommodate items of a larger sized house, you might need average 140-180square feet area. It will include furniture of kitchen, dining room, bedroom, gardenand lounge. Once you have decided the amount of storage space and other
  3. 3. necessities required for the relocation go ahead with rest of the planning.Moving Animals:Pets are the loved ones whom no one would like to leave behind while relocating toa new place. In fact, they are the dearest friends of a person at an all new location!Now as every human being is different from others, their choice of pets is equallydiverse. People might like to move pets ranging from cuddly dogs and cats to lizardsand spiders. However there are certain rules and regulations associated with movinganimals from one destination to another. To make the transition of your pets ascomfortable as yours, you must take maximum measures while arranging for thetransportation or resort to the professional moving companies dealing in animalrelocation.Considerations to be made before moving animals or pets:Get the medical checkup of your pets done immediately. The records should be up todate.Buy a sturdy yet comfortable transportation carrier as required.Arrange for sufficient nutritious diet for the pets to consume during the move.When it comes to arranging for transportation, choose cars or trucks wheneverpossible. Other options include flight or airways.Make sure to get travel tags attached with the pets so that their identity is notmistaken.Do not consider sedating the pets while moving especially when they are flying.Make sure you have packed the pet supplies that the creature needs in his/her dailylife like pet food, grooming equipments, medication and water.Moving is equally stressful for the animals; so make sure to treat them with greatlove and affection after they have arrived to the new place.Moving Plants:Plants are not only good for the environment but they also help beautify the house.It takes years to grow the houseplants and maintain them. People often love theirplants so dearly that they cannot afford to leave them behind while shifting to a newdestination. If you too intend to take some of the houseplants or garden plants withyou, special moving services might be required.Plants are perishable items and since they are living beings, they will need special
  4. 4. care while moving to a new destination. Air, comfortable temperature and adequatewater are required to retain their liveliness and vigor. Hence no insurance coverageis available for these items. Also most of the moving companies will decline to takethe responsibility of moving plants especially if it is a long distance move of over 150miles.Also moving plants requires special planning in advance. Generally agricultural stateshave special regulations for shifting plants. For example California and Florida growvarious expensive crops and hence they are quite protective about moving plantsinto the state from other states. Also they are finicky about diseases and bugs thatmight harm or inflict hazardous diseases to the state’s plants. So before you decideto move the plants, make sure the state allows the same. Exact regulations can beobtained from the US Department of Agriculture.Also while carrying plants from one destination to the other, transplant them tounbreakable plastic containers from clay containers which are fragile and breakeasily. Make sure the container is big enough to accommodate the plant and can bemoved safely.Moving Office:Moving an entire office setup is never easy irrespective of the fact whether you areshifting from one floor to another in the same building or shifting to an all newdestination! Moving office is a large undertaking which might require assistancefrom other colleagues and perhaps professional moving companies. There arecertain simple and fundamental steps to be followed while moving an office orbusiness setup which are as follows:Planning for the relocation is of utmost importance. Put up a moving team anddiscuss with the members about the agenda at least one or two months in advance.Assign every team member specific responsibilities and ask them to provide updatefrom time to time. It takes at least three months to move small setups and almost 8months for larger setups. So make sure to start the planning as soon as possible.Before moving the stationary, furniture and appliances of the office, get a layout ofthe new place in order to chalk out a plan about keeping them properly. Thus youcan easily understand which equipments are necessary and which ones should beleft behind. Also gather information about electrical layouts and storage spacesavailable. If there are any potential problems or issues in the new place, try to find
  5. 5. alternative solutions to them beforehand.Determine the budget for the move and try not to exceed it. Also get adequateinsurance coverage for all items so that no monetary loss occurs in case of damages.Coordinating with the team members throughout the process is necessary.Moving Home:Moving house is no easy task at all! It takes a great deal of time, patience and effortto accomplish the job satisfactorily. It requires packing up the household from itsfoundation and transporting the same to the all new destination. Also there areseveral other responsibilities associated with home moving apart from packing andshifting.First of all, if you were living in a rented accommodation, you must inform thelandlord at least three months in advance to avoid legal hassles if any. If you wereresiding at a ownership flat or house and intending to move to another address,state or country for good, start searching for a client to sell off the house at least 6months in hand. If you start late, you might be required to undersell the propertymaking it a lost deal.Fix a budget for the move. Often people end up spending a fortune on relocating andend up in trouble after moving to the new location. Search online for deals that areaffordable. Plenty of affordable moving companies are operating in the market thatcan provide you with comprehensive relocation assistance. However while hiringprofessional moving companies, do not forget to run a thorough background check.Arrange for adequate packing supplies to store all your belongings. Large boxes ofdifferent sizes are available to keep goods like kitchen utensils, lines, curtains, lamps,garments, mirrors and many more. However for fragile goods you must use plasticcontainers. Make sure to get insurance coverage for the items to avoid any losscaused by damaged goods.Moving Appliances:Moving home or office appliances from one place to another involves expertise andoutstanding co-ordination skills. Appliances re delicately and needs extra caution tobe exercised while shifting from one place to another. Instead of doing this jobindividually, one must seek professional assistance. Generally the moving companiesaccomplish all heavy work like packing and carrying the appliances to the vehicle,
  6. 6. loading them and transporting it to the new destination. If you intend to pack theappliances yourself, collect necessary packing supplies in advance. Make sure tocarry the electrical and electronic appliances in a heat proof environment to avoidany damage to the internal circuits. Also use soft padding inside the packing box toprotect it from damages caused during moves. Getting insurance coverage for theappliances is essential. There are high chances that the appliances will need towithstand jolts and shocks inside the vehicle. You might need servicing or repairingdone afterwards. Insurance will provide you with complete coverage for the same.Also the insurance is different for different companies. Choose one that providesadequate coverage for repairing and replacement if completely damaged.Before moving appliances empty them completely and also clean the interior toavoid bacterial or mold formation. Keep the interior and exterior clean and dry. Alsopack them in waterproof materials to avoid contact with water during the shift.Water might severely damage the circuits and cause harm to its functionality. Specialmeasures should be take for different appliances like refrigerators, dishwashers,televisions and small appliances like toasters, ovens, radios and more. Do not use theappliances before 24 hours of delivery. Also clean them thoroughly before usingagain.Moving Equipment:Moving equipments are extremely essential for residential as well as officerelocation processes. Professional moving companies invest large amount of moneyin purchasing various moving equipments like carts, vehicles, cargo straps and manymore. In fact for every type of relocation, a different set of equipments arenecessary. Following are several importance moving equipments:Cargo straps:The cargo straps keep all heavy and small items secured while carrying them in avehicle. It holds the packages firmly and prevents damages caused by frequent joltsand shocks.Packing boxes:Cardboard or hard boxes in different sizes are available to store household goods likegarments, lamps, utensils, linens, curtains and more.Trolleys:Large and small trolleys are necessary for carrying and transporting various goods tothe vehicles or other places. They are generally used to carry the stuffs to the
  7. 7. vehicles to be loaded or for unloading the items.Ramps:These are used to avoid damages to the carpet or flooring while carrying the trolleys.Wheels are also used as an alternative to this.Packing supplies:Packing supplies include a number of items like cardboard boxes, packing tapes,marker pens, newspapers, scissors and plastic containers. Fragile goods are bestcarried in plastic containers that are sturdy and damage proof. Markers are used towrite identifying note on all the boxes. Newspapers are used for packing stuffs likeglassware and crystal objects.Various heavy duty moving equipments are also used by the movers to relocateoffice setups or industrial machinery. To reduce the hassle of relocating to the newdestination, you can always resort to professional moving services.Moving With Kids: Children often react to moving in different manners. Some ofthem get depressed and keep crying throughout the day and some become happyand excited about the move. The best way of moving with kids successfully is gettingthem involved in the entire affair. Do not hide the decision of moving from the kidsor postpone the discussion. Let them known about it as soon as you are decided. Itwill give them adequate time to get adjusted with the situation and they will notreact in an odd manner.Kids are inquisitive by nature and they will ask numerous questions about the move.Do not suppress their curiosity; instead answer their questions. An open line ofconversation will make things easy for the little ones. They will get even moreexcited about moving to the new location. You too can have an overall idea abouthow the kids are feeling about the move. Even if you are unable to answer all theirqueries at the moment, it is okay. Simply explain things to them and ask them howthey wish to help you during the move.Kids are easily influenced by the attitude of their parents. So if you are depressed orirate about the relocation, the kids’ will reflect same attitude. So it is good to beupbeat and agile about the entire event. Cheer up the kids from time to time andspeak good things about the future destination. Make sure all your family membersare calm and happy about the decision and so are the kids.
  8. 8. Moving Vehicles: Moving is not just getting into a car and heading for a newdestination. If you are moving from one state or from one country to another, youmust want to carry all your personal belongings with you. Vehicles, two-wheelers orfour wheelers are some of the prized possessions that people intend to carry withthem. But moving vehicles are not as easy as shifting furniture or other items. Alsothere are certain rules and regulations associated with moving vehicles. You canalways seek assistance from the car moving companies to shift your favorite vehiclesto new locations.Moving vehicles is the job of experts and they can do it fast and easy. Always watchout for moving companies that have accomplished similar tasks before. Sincevehicles are expensive and heavy duty items, they can get damaged if not handledwith proper care. Companies experienced with moving SUVs, RVs, boats, trucks andsmall cars should possess suitable equipments like lifting machines and largevehicles. Although moving within the same state or country is easier, still if youintend to shift via airways or railways, you might need vehicle shifting services tomove the vehicles to your new address. If you are in a notion that moving vehicles isall about somebody driving the vehicle from one place to another, you are wrong.Car moving companies use large transporter trucks to shift the vehicles and also takeadequate precaution to keep them safe and undamaged throughout the process.Before choosing a car moving service provider, learn about the insurance coveragethey offer. Also before shifting empty the vehicles and take out all your personaldocuments and other stuffs if necessary.Packing General Items:Packing up all the worldly possessions of yours could be an extremely challenging jobin itself. Often people hate to leave a single thing behind while moving to a differentlocation. However to accomplish this job successfully you must chalk out a plan forpacking the good room by room. Special care should be taken while packing thevarious delicate and fragile items made from bone china, crystal or clay.First thing needed to start the packing general items is packing supply. Consideringthe amount of goods to be packed, arrange for packing boxes, newspaper or brownpaper, packing tape, bubble wrap, marker pen, scissors, hard cardboard boxes andplastic containers for delicate items. Boxes are available in varying sizes like 1.5, 3.0,and 4.5 up to 6.0 cubic feet. The 1.5 cubic foot boxes are multi-purpose and suitable
  9. 9. for accommodating any general item that does not break easily. 3.0 boxes canaccommodate household goods like lamps, kitchen utensils, pans and more. 4.5boxes are used to store garments, lamps, toy s and anything else that areunbreakable and sturdy. 6.0 boxes are the largest multi-utility boxes which can beused to store almost anything.Special carton boxes are also available for packing wardrobes, mirrors, dish packsand mattresses. Plastic containers will keep glassware and other such fragile itemssafe throughout the shift. Silver items should be packed with fresh tissue paper toavoid tarnishing when in contact with air. Smaller cartons are good enough forbooks. Linens, curtains and bedspreads can be used as soft lining material insideboxes containing delicate items.Professional moving companies offer comprehensive packing services thus reducingthe burdens on your shoulders significantly.Packing Fragile items:Packing the fragile items for relocation is a much time consuming and tedious affair.It could be a unique collection of crystal objects or china clay utensils; they are proneto get damaged during the shift. This is the reason why one needs to exercise extracaution while packing them for the move. Your packing skills and packing supplieswill decide whether the delicate stuffs will arrive at the new destination in one pieceor in hundreds of pieces!To pack china clay items, you will need plastic containers in medium size. Regularcardboard boxes are not good enough to keep these items safe and secured. Someof the fragile items could be too heavy to be carried in a cardboard box. Beforepacking the items, you should fill half of the container with shredded paper. It willprovide a protective coating to the items. You can save newspapers and otherdiscarded paper for several days prior to the move. By the time you start packing,you will have adequate papers to pack all items.To pack small or tall figurines made of crystal, you will need egg cartons. Make surethe height of the item perfectly matches the size of the carton. Otherwise thedelicate tiny parts of the object can get broken during the shift. Glassware, winegoblets and other such items in newspaper or brown paper before outing them intothe boxes; it will help protect them from cracks or scratches.You can always seek assistance from professional moving companies to complete the
  10. 10. packing task without any hassle.Storage Tips:Often people need storage space during their relocation as carrying all items at onceis not possible. You can hire the storage eservices from the professional movingcompanies or utilize the self-storage facility by finding yourself a self-storage unit.Self storage units are large boxlike warehouses that are often observed alongside thehighways across the country. It is pretty simple to use them; you can open the box,shove in your belongings and lock it up. However it is not as hassle-free as it seems.A lot could happen to the self-storage unit if you do not choose it carefully. Followingare few essential storage tips for newbie movers: Location of the self storage facilityshould be close to your house especially if you intend to use it on regular basis.However for long distance shifts, storage facilities en route can be helpful.Size of the storage unit is another important aspect to consider. Several sizes areavailable for the consumers to choose from. You must consider the space required tostore all your belongings before renting the unit.Climate controlled units can be especially helpful if you wish to keep the stuffs safeeven during natural calamities or heavy showers. They will keep your antiquefurniture and private documents safe and secured inside.Choose uniformly sized boxes as they are easy to stack up. Make sure to keep theheavy items at the bottom and light items on the top.Although the public storage facilities come with high security measures, you mustexercise precaution to keep your valuable belongings safe. Use a sturdy padlock onthe door.Moving Insurance:Moving insurance is one of the most essential aspects of a move. Be it a shift fromone street to another or one state to other, your belongings needs to be insured.There is every chance that the fragile and even not-so-fragile items get damagedduring the move. You can arrange for the best packing supplies and accommodativevehicles but unintentional damage can happen any time. This is where the movinginsurance comes handy. It covers the cost of various valuable items includingappliances and furniture. Generally the professional moving companies offer basicinsurance coverage to their consumers; however all insurances are different from
  11. 11. the other and the consumers must choose coverage that suits their requirementsperfectly. Also consumers can purchase extra coverage by paying additional chargesto the movers or to the insurance company.If you choose to get the insurance from an independent provider directly, conductsome online research to find out the best provider. You can request quotes fromseveral insurance providers and compare the rates for the most affordable one. Forthis all you need to do is fill out a simple online form. The general coverage providedby the insurers includes protection from damage and satisfactory repairing of thegoods in case of damage. When the products cannot be repaired to satisfaction, theyare replaced with new. Additional coverage includes extension on mechanical orelectrical damages, mould or mildew induces damages and protection for goodspacked by the owners.Reputed moving insurance providers can also add custom conditions to the policy asper consumers’ requirements.Types of Movers:Since the moving services have grown in popularity in the last few years, severaltypes of movers have entered the market to suit the specific needs of theconsumers. No matter how big or small your moving needs are there is always aspecialist in the market to cater to your requirements. Following are the differenttypes of moving companies:Full service moving companies: These providers take care of all aspects of a moving.They will assist in everything related to the shift like packing the stuffs, loading themin the vehicle, transporting them and unloading them at the desired location.Obviously the charges are higher for such comprehensive service but at the sametime it leaves you in no hassle at all!Self-service moving companies: This is a combination service wherein the moverstake care of only a portion of the moving event. For example, the consumers need toarrange for the packing supplies and pack the items on their own. The movers mighthelp in uploading the goods and transporting them. Other options available withsuch providers include storage service, specialized moving for specific items like cars,furniture etc.Do-it-yourself moving: In this particular type of moving, you need to take care of allaspects of the move on your own. The tasks include planning, packing, uploading,transporting and unloading. This could be the most hassling and time consuming
  12. 12. affair for an individual mover.With the ever increasing needs of people, various cheap moving services are madeavailable by the moving companies. You can always get a custom designed packageto suit your specific needs.Movers Rights:Location- Before You MovePeople who choose to relocate with professional moving companies should be awareof their moving rights set by the federal government. Although the laws might varyfrom one state to another, there are certain general regulations that one mustunderstand while moving interstate or intrastate. You can either talk about it withthe moving companies or research online for credible information.Federal Highway Administration has particular rules to protect consumers who aremoving and also the laws define the ‘rights and responsibilities’ of the movers andconsumers. The movers are supposed to provide you with a brochure stating theircosts, services, options and other general terms. It will also describe yourresponsibilities for the shift. The brochure must contain a phone number (local or tollfree) which you can contact any time you need.Although there is no hard and fast rule about movers providing the consumers withan average estimate, most of them do provide the same. Generally there are twovariations of the estimate- non0-binding and binding. Binding estimates states clearlyevery detail of the shipping and other services to be provided. With a bindingcontract, you can never be compelled to pay any extra amount for the services. Thenon-binding estimates have no restrictions on the movers about the charges to belevied on the consumers; it just gives an overall idea about the approximate costinvolved.Movers are supposed to provide you with options for service and price. Also they willprovide you with a written contract in advance and offer basic insurance coveragefor the goods. Make sure to read through the terms and conditions carefully beforechoosing a mover.How to Hire Movers:Hiring the best moving companies can be tricky since there are too many options tochoose from. Also several movers offer attractive discounts on their services.
  13. 13. However it is always wise to choose providers that are reputed and have adequateexperience in the field.First thing that plagues everyone’s mind is whether to hire a professional mover ornot. Moving has numerous burdens associated with and involves a lot of hard workand time commitment. If you would like to relocate absolutely hassle-free,professional moving companies are the best resort. Following are a few essential tipson how to hire movers:Do adequate research about the moving companies before hiring them. It will helpyou easily narrow down the choices and then decide on a few good movers. You canmake the research online or refer to friends who have moved to shifted homerecently.Asking a few questions about the company and its background is of utmostimportance before you let the representatives of any mover walk-through yourplace. Make sure to get at least two references, telephone number, office addressand website of the company.Shortlist at least 5 to 7 movers and get quotes from them. Most of them can berequested online. Compare the quotes and terms before allocating the job to aparticular provider. Do not get tempted by unbelievably low quotes as they might bescams or the quality of service could be poor.Make sure that the mover is ready to provide you with a written contract stating theinsurance coverage, charges and time duration of the move.