Moving house is an important and potentially exciting event in your life. At Pextrans Logistics we will do everything to make it a hassle-free experience, offering additional packing and storage services and advice, whenever necessary. We hope that this list of Moving Tips we have compiled will help you prepare for the move.

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Prepare Ahead
When moving house, you will have to organise many things ahead of time. Make a list of the things you have to do. Get plenty of packing material; think about the furniture and other belongings that you want to move, and the items you need to leave behind put on garage sale or donate to charity. If you have small children, or pets, for example, you will also have to organise care for them. Use Pextrans Logistics Checklist to have an overview of the things you need to take care of.

Communicating with your moving company
It is essential to choose a moving company that is willing to help you whenever you need advice, and with whom you can communicate effectively. Establish the date of moving well ahead, do not be afraid to discuss anything you need to know, and confirm the removal again a few days before the moving day as well, to avoid any misunderstandings. At Pextrans Logistics, we always aim to provide advice and information our customers need, so do not hesitate to contact us.

Moving boxes
You may have already bought your new home, but to get the moving process going, it is essential to get moving boxes and other packing material. You can choose from a wide range of quality boxes and other packaging when you contact Pextrans Logistics office or you may decide to get hold of moving boxes from shops in your neighbourhood for example.

Home Owners - Prepare your home for the sale
An increasing number of people are moving abroad for work, retirement, to experience new cultures or for economic or political reasons.
Make any necessary repairs and call in professional cleaners before placing your property on the market. Today buyers are very sensitive to detail, and the slightest improvement can increase your home s selling chances quicker and convenience price.

Consider the location of your children s school when choosing a home
If you have school-aged children, you should ideally move in the summer, as changing schools during the year can be an unnecessarily stressful experience. It is also important to look for suitable schools in the area where you are going, and to involve your children in choosing a new school. Starting the new school year in a school that your children like will be a much more positive experience for them rather than rushing the move.

Decide what to take and what to leave behind
You will not necessarily want to take everything with you, especially if you are moving abroad. Make a list of the things you are definitely taking with you It is also useful to have an inventory when you are unpacking, and it is a requirement at customs when you are moving abroad. Don't just throw away the items you are leaving behind. Ask your relatives and friends if they want anything, give the things to charities, or organise a garage sale.

You can either order a professional packing service from your removal company, which is highly recommended if you are moving abroad, or if you have many fragile and valuable items, or you can decide to pack yourself. If you will be packing yourself, you should start packing your items a few weeks before the moving day, and go through everything systematically. Label moving boxes clearly, and pack essential items only in the last few days. Don't put too many or too few items into one box.

Notify electric, telephone, gas and water companies in advance
As you are changing address, you will have to notify these companies, banks, friends and relatives to send your mail to your new address. Notify your employer, and if you have any children, you will have to take care of changing schools as well.

Do not pack personal documents, jewellery and money
You might need these items during the removal, or while they are in storage. Don't pack items that you will need right after you move in, or always keep track of where you are putting them.

Research the area where you are moving
If you are moving to Europe, the Middle East, Africa or overseas, it is very important to get to know as much about the new country as you can, before moving there. This way, the transition will hopefully not be stressful for you and your family. Even if you are moving within the North America, it is advisable to get to know as much about the new area and the neighbourhood as you can.

Be present on the moving day
To ensure that everything goes as planned with the removal team, it is important to be present on the moving day.

Check your old home once more
Check that you have not left any items behind. Also turn off gas, electricity and close all the windows.



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