Moving a house isn’t a pleasant experience. Between the MuvingApp team alone, we counted over a dozen moves in the past 10 years – an average of one move, per employee, every two years. Those moves were partly the reason why we decided to start MuvingApp – to make the entire moving experience more convenient and stress-free as possible.
We asked our team members a simple question:
If you have to move again, what’s the #1 thing you’d do differently, that will make the move more convenient?
So without further ado, here are the top 5 tips for moving your house, from the MuvingApp team:
5. There’s no such thing as ‘too many boxes’
You never know how things will roll out. You never know which items you’d like to pack separately. You never be able to accurately predict how many boxes you’ll need. So take your mover’s estimation, add 10% (or even 15% if you have kids) – and that’s the exact number of boxes you’ll need.
4. Outsource non-critical moving tasks when possible
There’s no convenient time to move, something will always be in the way. Yes, you could move next month, but who knows what will be then – new job? bad weather? kids’ on vacation? Unlike our parents, who moved on their own, usually with little external help, 2016 is different. Nowadays you can pretty much outsource the entire move: packaging, packing, un-packing, sorters (ppl sorting your stuff after you unpack the box) and much more. Don’t stress yourself, outsource.
3. If possible, leave cloths inside drawers and closets
Why take your stuff out of the closet, pack it in a box, unpack it at the new house and then put it back in the closet? Many movers today are equipped with machinery to lift heavy loads – such as beds, sofas, closets and more. Just verify your mover understand the closets and drawers are full, as they need to be packaged and handled with care.
2. Don’t move to a house that’s still under renovations, even the smallest of renovations
Delivery day is just as difficult as the moving day. Lots of hassle, noise, pressure to sort the basics before nightfall, connect your utilities and more. If you’re renovating the house you’re moving to, WAIT until all renovation work is done and checked.
1. Check that all of your stuff arrived and are unharmed
Take the day or two after the delivery day to unwind, it’s only fair. But then, count your boxes, make sure that everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, arrived, and arrived in one piece, unharmed. While most movers give you 3-6 months insurance, reimburse you for damages, we recommend you don’t wait. During that 1st week your mind is still fresh, you remember which item was packed in what box and in which room the mover placed it. So it’s easier, and faster to account for everything.
MuvingApp is changing the power balance between clients and movers, offering a free visual inventory tool to create a binding, non-disputable quote. Download MuvingApp from the App Store to learn more.