Or­ga­ni­za­tion and plan­ning will ease stress of mov­ing

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

Just the idea of mov­ing can bring on anx­i­ety and thoughts of dreaded toil - never-end­ing packing and bot­tom­less un­pack­ing.

With some or­ga­ni­za­tion and a bit of ad­vanced plan­ning, the thought of mov­ing doesn't have to raise your blood pres­sure. Mov­ing ex­perts sug­gest the fol­low­ing tips to keep in mind when plan­ning your next move:

If you're us­ing a mov­ing ser­vice, be sure to pro­vide them with plenty of de­tail about your in­di­vid­ual sce­nario.

For in­stance, what kind of home are you mov­ing to and from? Are there stairs, nar­row hall­ways or steep drive­ways? With this knowl­edge, the movers will be bet­ter pre­pared to han­dle your prop­erty.

Whether mov­ing on your own or us­ing a mov­ing com­pany, la­bel what things go to which rooms. This helps the work go faster, thereby sav­ing you time and money.

Be sure to tell the mover if you will need their packing ser­vices. Pack­ers can ar­rive ahead of time so the movers don't have to stand around and wait for things to be boxed.

If you have valu­able an­tiques that need to be moved, con­sider hav­ing them ap­praised by a lo­cal dealer so that they can be cov­ered in the case of dam­age.

When mov­ing es­pe­cially awk­ward or hard-to-pack items, con­sider turn­ing to pro­fes­sional ser­vices that, un­like the typ­i­cal mov­ing com­pany, spe­cial­ize ex­clu­sively in packing, crat­ing and ship­ping any­thing, any­where.

Com­pa­nies to­day can do every­thing from pro­vid­ing mov­ing sup­plies to packing and ship­ping the contents of an en­tire home.

Even if you pre­fer to move things your­self, the pro­fes­sion­als can ad­vise you about the best way to do it and sup­ply you with the proper re­sources.

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