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4 tips to help you handle your move or relocation

You maybe wondering why there has been a spate of posts about moving household goods, moving small businesses and how to find the right movers recently on my blog..

If you are, it is because of various questions that I have been receiving concerning these very topics recently..

There seems to be quite a demand for such moves and having relocated through a couple of countries and cities, I know that it can be stressful..

But fear not.. There are few things you can do to make your move easy.. Like using a Professional moving company which will take care of a lot of your problems as they will assist you in ensuring you have a stress free move..

However, you should ensure that YOU are also fully prepared for the move and here are a few useful tips to help you with that..

Tip 1 : Get Organized

You need to start early when you know your move is approaching.. Chances are you have much more stuff than you remember..

Also, take time to inventory your household’s content to ensure that nothing is lost or damaged when you hire a moving company..

You should keep in mind that even professional movers will need adequate time to do the job right.. Therefore you need to ensure that you allow plenty of time..

image for moversTip 2 : Hire the right Moving Company

You need to give ample consideration to the movers that you hire.. Certain areas to consider include:

  • Referrals from other customers
  • Licensing
  • Experience
  • Estimates and Price

There are quite a few services that will offer professional, licensed and insured services for all needs that are generated from moving..

They provide peace of mind that your household items will arrive safe, secure and intact.. This is extremely beneficial since the entire process can often be overwhelming..

Tip 3 : Packing 101

There is an art to packing.. Professional services will be able to provide packing services so you can eliminate the stress of packing endless numbers of boxes..

However, you should still play an active role in the process to ensure that you know where the most important items are located.. Some general packing tips you should adhere to include:

  • Keep boxes less than 30 pounds
  • Take time to eliminate unwanted items
  • Tape screws and other small parts to their parent item
  • Pack only one room at a time
  • Use towels, t-shirts and pillows as packing for fragile items

Tip 4 : Box Labeling

Chances are all the boxes will look the same when you move into your new house.. However, you can use standard labels to clue you in about what is inside:

  • Use a fat black marker that is sure to be notices
  • Label both sides of the box
  • Abbreviate each room’s name
  • Use “Open Me First” labels for items you will need right away
  • If it is breakable mark “Fragile”

Image for delivery vanThe fact is that moving can seem overwhelming, however if you develop a plan and follow the tips found here, you will be surprised how easy the process can be..

There is no reason to stress about this if you have a professional mover helping along.. They will ease the worry of your move..

The more you are able to find out about the professionals in your area, the faster you can find the right one for your needs..


Images credit : delivery by walle_chan from the Noun Project, movers by Andrey Vasiliev from the Noun Project

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Hariesh Manaadiar
Hariesh Manaadiar
I am Hariesh Manaadiar, the Founder of Shipping and Freight Resource.. I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over three decades and have worked in several sectors.. I share my experiences and knowledge of the industry through this blog for those looking for help in the industry.. Stay subscribed for more free useful content about shipping, freight, maritime, logistics, supply chain and trade..


  1. Thank you for any other informative blog. Where else may I am getting that kind of info written in such a perfect method? I have a venture that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the glance out for such information.

    • Hello Alen, not clear on your question.. If you are asking me if there is any other informative blog that gives you this kind of information in such a perfect method, then the answer is “NO” there is no other blog that gives such information..

  2. Being organized makes moving so much easier. It really makes it so the heavy lifting is the only part that needs to be worried about. Even with that, number two just takes care of it. So boom, your organization makes packing a cinch, and then a moving company takes it all for you.

  3. We receive moving requests every now and then. To be honoust i don’t understand why people want to contact transportation companies when they can hire moving companies which are way more carefull with their stuff since they also pack the goods and so on.

    It’s probably about the money since moving companies are obviously way more expensive then freight forwarders and so on.

    Nice article btw.

    • Maritime and shipping industry is still not well known in the public realm and that is one of the reasons that people contact different and sometimes incorrect entities for their movement..


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