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Do your Research for an Easy Removal

So, you have decided to relocate. And now you are faced with the (more or less) stressful removal process. And how can you make it any less stressful and possibly easy? One clear way is to do your research and plan ahead your move.  One would need to remember a lot of particulars and fine details here, and since most of us do not possess a ‘super memory’, it would be wise to prepare a checklist. Start as early as possible. That way you will be able to avoid succumbing to any loopholes in your planning and missing out on the important details. The first step is to think of your general (and specific if any) needs, and what would you require and expect from the removal firm? How much help would you require from your removal firm?  How much do they charge? Are they reliable? Are they safe? How much responsibility do they take for your goods during the relocation process? When you are sure about what do you exactly need, go through relevant available literature such as brochures, etc., and you may even ask a friend who has had a similar experience and I am sure they would be more than happy to give you a word or two of advice and/or caution. Write down any information that you find relevant and useful. Then assess your situation. Finalise your choice of removal firm, and call them. Discuss your general and specific needs as regards the moving out. Then make the appointment. It would be best if you make an early appointment, as to be able to plan the move properly and find suitable dates according to your needs.  And now, comes the Checklist. Consult your previous notes. Start with how and what would you like to move first, then move on along chronologically to the later items. Plan wisely, keeping in mind your and your family’s domestic and work needs. Work on your checklist at a comfortable pace, consulting your spouse and/or family at regular intervals. Write down every single detail that you find important. The items that can be put in boxes without any significant effect on your current routines should be taken care of first. Meanwhile, keep your daily routines as close to normal as possible. Take your medicines. Don’t skip on your meals. Talk to your family about the checklist and planning and ask for advice when needed from time to time. Try to stay hydrated and don’t let the planning stress you out.   Now that you have completed your ‘first -draft’ of the checklist, show it to your family and/or a friend. Make sure you have not forgotten or missed anything. Append your list accordingly. Now when you have your checklist ready, get to work.  It would be very handy if you can depend on a family member or a friend to help with certain things. Give them a task according to their ability. Talk to them about it and tell them of your plans and what would you expect from them. Don’t forget to update your checklist from time to time. Additionally, stay in touch with your removal firm, and if possible get to know your ‘man and van’ in advance, and don’t hesitate to ask for advice on any ‘technicalities’ that you need clearance on. It will also be wise to keep in mind the specifications of your new residence and location as per the move.  All in all, if you keep everything in perspective with the help of a checklist and a bit of common sense, you will find the removal process a lot easier.