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When moving from one house to another, a good rule of thumb is to plan ahead. In most cases, you will have at least a month
to prepare for your move, as your lease or purchase agreement will likely be finalized before you need to move out of your current home.
Don’t wait until a week before the move to start packing. Instead, begin packing everything that you won’t need to use about three weeks
before the move date. There are a lot of concerns when moving out of a home – if you’re renting, you may need to make repairs
to ensure you recover your security deposit, and if you’re selling, you will have to deal with the buyer’s inspection and the closing.
Thus, getting an early start to packing your belongings will enable you to focus on the other issues involved with moving out of your home.
You should set an appointment with a moving company about two weeks in advance to ensure availability. Regarding your selection of a moving company,
you should ensure that the company is licensed and carries insurance; that way, if anything breaks during the move
it will be their responsibility to replace it, not yours. Additionally, labeling boxes that must be carefully handled
as fragile is a must – although your agreement with the moving company may cover replacement of broken items,
it will likely be a hassle to go through that process, so you should take all possible steps to avoid it.
Moving can be a tough process; therefore planning early will go a long way towards making your move much easier to handle.