| Moving Tips If you are Moving Your house in Singapore
Moving in to a dream house or a new community, you will have
flash back about your past in your previous living community
and at the same time feeling trills, anxiety or even
frustrations in moving into a new community.
From my experience, I have superb tips that I can share with
you to make your house moving at ease and smooth. In this
article, you will find tips that will make your house moving
moments as exciting as possible and also in an organized
Create your checklist
Note down everything! Before you even started to pack
anything, always remember to generate an easy recording and
monitoring system. Use a computer to generate a simple
checklist and allocate an area to note down some
miscellaneous remarks. Or simply get your ipad ready to note
down the details. Always list your contents and numbered on
single of your packed boxes and also in your personal
checklist. Do not indicate the item down unless it’s in a
location you designated as the Packing Area.
Have a lot of supplies.
Do not make me repeat myself twice that you will need a lot
of boxes for moving. Seriously! The amount of boxes you will
need is more than what you can imagine. The fact will be
“more boxes will ensure your packing easier”. Moving company
will normally do a refund, if you have any unused. Always
set aside about 10 to 15 boxes for your any last minute
packing on the actual moving day. Use those big transparent
packing tape to seal the boxes tightly. Use bubble wraps to
pack your glass wares and cling wrap to bind or tie your
house hold items or furniture. Do not feel embarrass to ask
for more supplies of bubble wrap, cling wrap and boxes. As
any unused items, just return back to the moving company,
they will do a refund for you.
Using the Wardrobe Boxes
Wardrobe boxes are very useful during the moving. Any huge,
light weighted stuff i.e. pillows, blankets or comforters
etc. can be packed into these tall boxes. Clothing that
require hanging are also ideal to be packed into these
boxes. You may consult your moving company about the
measurement of the boxes to determine how many such boxes
you would require.
Making good use of Wardrobe Boxes
Shifting company are very much delighted to send boxes prior
of your actual shifting day. If you are doing shifting
yourself, always remember to get your items arrange as early
as possible. Perhaps 4 to 5 days before you shift, pack your
bulky closet stuff into some plastic shopping bags i.e.
sneakers, windbreaker, jeans etc. On the actual day,
remember to stuff all those packed shopping bags to the
bottom of your wardrobe boxes before you add in your hung
Always try as best effort to arrange those hanging clothing
closely thus will ensure they will not move around and fall
off the hangers during the moving. Lastly, use a dry clean
laundry bag to cover the shoulders of your clothing, throw
some bags or your cardigan on top. These methods will ensure
you have lesser wardrobe boxes to use and you can easily
retrieve your stuff from the bottom of the boxes.
Assign a colour for every single room in the new house, i.e.
orange for kitchen, yellow for dining room etc. Stick those
colour stickers also on the respective packed boxes. Make a
prominent indicator in your new home door that this coloured
sticker on the packed box is for this room or this
particular area. This will also aid the movers to put which
boxes to which room. You may also want to designate an area
in your house to contain those packed boxes, thus to ease
the traffic flowage for your furniture to be shift in.
Place items together
Always place items together when you do packing. For
example, books with the bookends, lamp with light bulbs etc.
Small loose items you can use sticky tape to stick to the
original big items or keep them in a single envelope. For
example, keep frame hooks with the frame, wall wrench and
bolts on the wall units etc. Place all those loose cables or
wires in a big container or Zip lock bags after which do a
proper labeling to indicate what items is inside those
container or Zip lock bags.
Do packing ahead
Whatever you can arrange prior will greatly lessen down your
time on the actual moving day. Pack all those unnecessary
items i.e. extra TV set, Hi-fi as for the last few days at
your old house, you do not need them “sitting” around your
house. Pack all those kitchen utensils, pots and pans up
first, as you will be busy hence you will minimise your
cooking. Extra shampoo, toothpaste or cosmetics can be
packed up earlier also.
Gather all cleaning supplies
If you need to post cleaning your old house after moving,
just simple gather some basic cleaning materials for your
cleaners or Part
Time Housekeeper to use. However, try to clean anything
as early as possible i.e. built in over, kitchen cabinets,
built in wardrobe etc. Ideal will be once the movers shift
out your items from a room, immediate do a cleaning in that
Use your travel bag
Pack your travel bag with your personal clothing, basic
toiletries etc. As this travel bag will be your wardrobe for
the first few days when you are in your new home. As you
will be need some time to sort out your clothing into your
Protect your valuables
It is a good idea to keep valuable possessions, i.e.
antiques, gold or silver collections etc. with you. If your
moving will be drag for a few days, you could place all
those valuables in the bank or in a box and bury deep inside
a pile of clothes and pack into the box. Either way, you may
check out with your moving company if they provide any
insurance for you when in any case there are losses or
damage to your valuables during the shift.
Keep confidential papers with you
Confidential papers such as title deeds, birth certificates,
bank deeds etc. Always bear in mind that these papers should
be left with the mover but only to be kept within your
Your “Own” boxes
You may want to use brightly coloured storage boxes for your
family members. One box per person and let your family
members put in their personal and essential items that they
will be using instantly at the new house i.e. toiletries,
phone chargers etc.
In general, when come to shifting may not be fun and will be
tedious, however, with careful planning and strategizing,
smooth flowage will be enforced.
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