Moving to a new home means relocating to a new neighbourhood and this entails a lot of hard work. It can also result in a lot of expenses, especially if you don’t plan your move properly. If you want a smooth, hassle-free, and frugal moving day experience, you need to have (and follow) these four things in your checklist.

  1. Find a good, reliable, and affordable moving company.

Yes, it is possible to find an affordable moving company that offers high-quality and reliable services. There are actually a lot of them; you just have to know how to locate them. This is why you should do your best to do a comprehensive research online. Find two or three moving companies that offer similar services and then compare their rates, professional background, policies, and client feedback. At the end of your research, you are expected choose one that answers to your criteria. I’ve done just this. I searched Google and hired one of the moving companies near me in Seattle.

  1. Inform family members, friends, and your credit card and utility companies about your move.

This should be done at least a month before your scheduled move. Let everyone who matters to you know that you are moving to a new home. If you already have the date and address, give it to them. Likewise, you should share the same information with your credit card and utility providers. If you do this properly, you won’t have anything to worry about once you move to your new home: your electricity will be ready by then, as well as your telephone, the Internet, and cable services.

  1. Start packing as soon as your move is finalized.

As soon as your decision to move is final, start packing your things. This is the most tedious part of the moving process, so this should be done as early as possible. If you do this properly, you won’t have to cram and worry about forgetting to pack this and that. You’ll be able to label all the boxes correctly, and everything will be packed efficiently. If you want to take off some of the burden from you, ask the moving company to help you out. You’ll have to pay an extra fee for this, but it’s all for your convenience so that the extra expense will be worth it.