Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

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Moving Across the Country: The Benefits of Backloading

When I was offered a new job in Perth, I had to relocate my life from Brisbane. I had no idea how I was going to ship all my things across Australia. I considered hiring a van and doing it myself, but driving thousands of miles and then starting work when I arrived just didn't appeal to me. I looked into using a moving company, but I was put off a little by the cost. It was then my friend mentioned backloading. Backloading allowed me to haul my things across the country on trucks which were returning from another job. This drastically reduced the cost. I am now settled in Perth, but I wanted to start this blog to help others who need to store or move the things they own.

Relocation 101: How to pull off an organized move

Moving is part of growth and it's caused by a plethora of factors. It may be because you got a new job, or you feel your family needs a larger space, or perhaps you just want to test out the environs in a different city. Whatever the cause, moving is not a miniature issue. It requires thought, and planning- a lot of planning.

Otherwise you may have a day left and your stuff is half packed, your new home in a cluttered mess and your mind spinning out of control. So try out these tips for a more organized move:

Have a planner

Well, you may be the kind of person who's never used a planner or had a notebook for any reasons. But get this straight, a planner is much more important than the boxes you insist on packing.

It's a life saver in so many different scenarios to keep reminders and crucial info. For starters, there's the business card that you'll come by and you'll only have to throw them in the planner. You'll also need some extra hands when moving and the planner can come in handy when tracking the phone numbers of the removalists.

After the move, you'll probably have to book appointments or get the numbers of the utility companies before fully settling down. All this is made much easier if you've got a planner to keep track of everything.

Storage space is also an option

Moving is also known to bring forth some unpredictable uncertainties. You may find yourself locking up your old home before your new one is ready and you have to prep for that. The answer is storage facilities.

But these facilities are not just beneficial for the person whose new home is not fully prepared. To keep everything organized, you could take your items to a storage unit and then slowly move them into your new space.

If your new house is smaller than the old one, then storage spaces should be one of the few things on top of your list. You can place the extra unwanted items before deciding what to do with them.

The most important stuff goes last

This is something you'll hear from all organizational experts. Those very important belongings need to be packed last and mark the box really well so that it stands out from the rest. These are the items you'll need on your first night in your new home and you wouldn't want to spend years searching for them. Things like beddings, children's food and perhaps your laptop. Packing them last ensures they leave the truck first.

To learn more, contact a company like Dawson Moving with any questions you have.