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How To Moving Out And Moving In?

How To Moving Out And Moving In?

Moving Out

On the day of a move, have a good breakfast to give you energy for work. Ensure that children or pets accompanying you will be safe and well cared for during the day.

Loading a Vehicle

Never overload a vehicle; otherwise, you may damage the chassis. Make several trips or use several vehicles if you have a lot to move. If you rent a vehicle, check the maximum load that it will carry. Carry essential items with you in a car so that they are easily accessible.

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Arranging Contents

  • Loading heavy items Put heavy items around the edges of a vehicle. Space them out to spread their weight evenly.
  • Adding boxes Fit boxes securely in the spaces between heavy items. Put padding, such as old blankets, around boxes so that they will not move.
  • Checking visibility When loading a car, check at regular intervals to see that the load does not block the view in the rearview mirror. Leave a clear space so that you can use the mirror and drive safely.

Securing Large Items

Hold a large item to the inside of a vehicle with bungee cord or rope. Lay the cord or rope over an old blanket so that it does not scrape the surfaces of the item.

Loading Efficiently

Make sure that you can  move heavy objects j ı smoothly, so that you do not damage the objects or cause anyone to be injured.

Lifting safely

Rent the best equipment to help move for heavy items safely.

Items to Keep on Hand on Moving Day

  • Toilet paper.Saucepan.
  • Cleaning items.
  • Can opener.
  • Lubricating
  • Picnic items
  • Basic tools such as an Moist wipes adjustable wrench.
  • Kitchen knives.
  • Packing tape.
  • Paper towels.
  • Safety pins.
  • Tea and coffee.
  • Vacuum flask.
  • Food for quick meals.
  • Lİghtbulbs.

Clothes, Linens, and Toilet

  • One change of clothes per person.
  • Shampoo
  • One set of bedding per person.
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Home medical kit for first aid
  • Hair brush
  • Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturizer
  • Soap

Supervising Children During a Move

Small children may obstruct workers or may be injured during a move, so it is best to ask a relative or friend to take care of children until the new home is ready for them. If you must have children with you, keep them safe and make them feel involved in the event.

Caring for Children

  • Traveling between homes If you have to make several trips between homes, always check where the children are before you go, so that no child will be left alone in an empty house.
  • Making a long trip Stop at intervals so that everyone can stretch their legs, go to the bathroom, and perhaps have something to eat. Do not leave your vehicle unattended.
  • Preparing a quiet room Clear a space in a room away from moving work, so that children can watch television or keep themselves occupied with quiet activities.

Involving Children in a Move

Even very young children can be given useful tasks to do, and may enjoy feeling that they are part of the activities. However, they will become tired sooner than adults, so allow time and space for them to rest.

  • Preparing children Tell the children how exciting it will be to move, so that they view the move positively.
  • Organizing bedrooms Move furniture into children’s bedrooms as soon as possible. Encourage the children to unpack their own belongings.

Delegating tasks Ask older children to start jobs such as cleaning cabinets, unpacking items such as dishes and cutlery, and washing items before putting them away. Make sure that the children will not be in the way of movers.

Guarding pets If you have brought pets with you, ask a child to put them in a quiet room and stay with them so that they do not escape. Taking breaks Whenever the movers take a break, the children to come and share refreshments and company.

Taking Care of Pets

Once you have brought pets to your new home, make them feel settled as soon as you can. Give them food and water, and take them for a run or provide fresh litter for them. Keep pets well away from the movers so that they will not be disturbed by the commotion.

Transporting Fish; Taking water Before packing a tank, put some of the tank water into thermoses. Use it to keep the fish at the correct temperature during the move.

Moving Cats & Dogs

  • Using kennels Consider putting cats and dogs into kennels until your new home is organized, to keep them from being upset by a move.
  • Taking refreshments When transporting a cat or dog with you, carry food and water, bowls, and a litter box (for cats). Take rest stops so that the animal can have a little fresh air or exercise.
  • Moving in On arriving at your new home, shut a cat or dog in a room with food, water, and a litter box if needed. Put a “do not disturb” sign on the door to prevent further agitation of the animal.
  • Keeping indoors Confine pets to your home or garden for a few days to let them settle into their new territory.

Moving Other Pets

Traveling with rodents Ask your vet if you may borrow a special pet carrier for rodents. Secure the carrier in a car using a seatbelt, and make sure someone sits beside it to look after the animals.

Moving In

By working systematically, you can soon make your home habitable and pinpoint any existing or potential problems.

Organizing a New Home

Before you start to unpack, check the power supplies and structure of the property to make sure that there are no problems. If the previous occupants promised to leave you appliances or fixtures, check that these are in place. See that all areas are clean and safe.

Making a Moving Checklist

Check the following items to test the efficiency of all household items and systems.

  • Door and window locks.
  • Windows
  • Electricity
  • Boiler and radiators.
  • Stove
  • Water valves and faucets.
  • Drains
  • Telephone
  • Kitchen appliances.

Checking Systems

  • Testing hot water Run the hot tap of a bath for a few minutes, then run the shower. Check that the water is hot and the water pressure is adequate.
  • Assessing water quality Turn on the faucets to see if the water is clear. If it is colored, leave the water running for a few minutes. If the water does not clear, call a plumber or contact the water company.
  • Looking for leaks To check for leaks in water pipes, turn faucets up full force.
  • Testing electric circuits Carry a small lamp, and plug it into ali the sockets in each room to see if the outlets are working.
  • Trying a stove Boil a small pan of water on each burner in turn to make sure that they all work. Turn on the oven and broiler to see if they work.

Finding Problem Areas

  • Assessing rooms Look around the bare rooms. Make a note of problems such as scuffed walls or damp areas so that you can treat them before you settle into the property.
  • Testing floors Walk across any bare floorboards to find out if they creak or sag. Avoid placing items on these areas, and repair before carpeting.
  • Checking insulation Make a note of areas where insulation could be improved, such as gaps around a window or door.

Preparing Rooms

  • Airing rooms If your new home has been empty for longer than a few days, the air may be stale. Open the windows for a while, then close them, and turn on the heat if necessary. This will also give you an opportunity to check that the radiators work.
  • Cleaning quickly Make sure that surfaces are clean before positioning furniture on them. Dust baseboards, vacuum the carpets, and wash the kitchen and bathroom floors.
  • Hanging curtains Use a damp cloth to wipe curtain rods and clean windows before you hang curtains.
  • Airing furnishings If pillows, cushions, or mattresses have been transported in plastic covers, unwrap them, and let them air well before use.

Making a Moving Checklist

Making a Home Safe

  • Masking danger spots Cover unsafe areas, such as weak flooring or exposed wires, to make them safe until you can have them properly repaired.
  • Blocking windows Place furniture in front of windows where children could fall out. When possible, replace the furniture with window guards.
  • Inspecting a garden Check the garden for any poisonous plants. Do not let children or pets out until you have moved or destroyed such plants.

Safeguard Tip

Repairing a leaking faucet; If the body of a faucet leaks, the packing inside may be worn. To replace it, remove the faucet handle and the topmost nut on the spindle. If the packing is string, scrape it out. Coat a new length of string with petroleum jelly, and wind it into the space. Push it in with a screwdriver.

Unloading Possessions Safely

Using your room plan, place each object in the desired position in the correct room before unloading the next. To keep people and possessions safe, make sure that you and your helpers do not risk injury, and never leave a moving van unattended.

  • Anticipating Accidents Shielding hands Provide strong gloves for helpers to prevent cuts and blisters. Supply hand cream so that people can keep their hands from becoming dry.
  • Moving furniture upstairs To move a large piece of furniture upstairs, first lay it on its back on the stairs. Have one or two people pushing it from below, and another person above the object to steady it.
  • Taking breaks Make sure that everyone takes regular breaks for rest, and provide refreshments to help people maintain energy levels.

Organizing Vehicles

  • Reserving parking Talk to your new neighbors before a move. Ask them to keep the road in front of your home clear for moving vans.
  • Parking safely Before you unload a vehicle, have it parked as close as possible to the entrance of your home. Besides minimizing the distance for carrying objects, this will enable you to watch the vehicle from a window.
  • Standing guard Ask a helper to stay with an open vehicle at all times, either unloading objects from the interior or standing guard beside it.

Planning a System for Unloading

Prepare rooms before starting work. Unload items in a logical order to save yourself work once the move is over.

  • Preparing floors Cover floors with newspapers to protect them from damage while you are unloading.
  • Labeling rooms Label each door as shown on your floor plan. Display the plan by the front door for reference.
  • Moving possessions Unload large pieces of furniture first, so that you can position them correctly at the outset.

Unpacking Possessions

At first, unpack only furniture and items that you need immediately. Leave objects such as books, ornaments, and linens until you have finished organizing furniture and storage areas. Take time to decide where to put these items so that you can store them in a suitable way.

Unpacking Efficiently

  • Cleaning spaces Clean storage spaces before filling them. Dust and wash shelves and the insides of cabinets. Allow washed areas to dry completely before use.
  • Checking objects As you unpack, check items for damage, and perform any necessary cleaning.
  • Dusting books Brush books with a clean feather duster to remove any dust before putting them on bookshelves.
  • Washing ornaments Wash ornaments carefully in a bowl of warm, soapy water, and dry them thoroughly using a clean dish towel.
  • Unpacking kitchen items As you unpack equipment in a kitchen, position it nearest to the areas where it will be used.

Recycling Materials

Saving plastic bags Once you have unpacked items from plastic bags, fold the bags and keep them in a cabinet for reuse in garbage cans.

Improvising a curtain

If you have used any blankets for wrapping items, take them off the items and fasten them over a curtain rod with safety pins. This will give you some privacy until you can unpack your curtains.

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Using up packaging

If you have used newspapers as packing material during a move, save the newspapers and use them to buff windows after washing. Make sure that the windows are damp when you buff them; otherwise, the newspaper may scratch the glass.

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