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5 Things To Do Before the Big Move

Don’t forget to call trucking companies in advance to help move your furniture!

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Are you excited to move into your new home? Before you finally say goodbye to your old space, you need to take care of a couple of important details first. Professional organizer Kat Ong shares these essential tips to make your big move easy and efficient.

Read the original article in the June 2007 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living AppLog on to summitnewsstand.com.ph/real-living for more details. 

Arrange to have the utilities (gas, electric, phone, cable, internet, water) disconnected in your present home and have it connected again once you've settled in your new home.

Call a trucking company in advance if you need to rent out a truck for your furniture. Go online and search for a good deal that works best for you.

Days before unloading your furniture to your new home, make sure that you schedule a day to have the whole house cleaned and prepared. Unpacking and setting the items up is faster when cabinets and rooms are ready to be utilized. 

RL Tip: Tape a piece of paper on the doors to indicate which room is which so that transporters know where to place the boxes.

Prepare an unpacking kit which includes: a utility knife or scissors, tools like screw drivers, extension cords, and trash bags. 

Be available to supervise the loading and unloading. It's good to double check your items and see if there are a few items missing. To make unloading easier,  you can also designate your things by usage, like placing all cooking utensils together and clothing items in another box.

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