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Part 2 of 3: 9 Things You Should Not Forget When Moving To or From Iowa

We’ve earlier discussed three things you should always remember when packing prior to moving to or from Iowa.

Tip no. 1: Label the Boxes

Tip no. 2: Use the Correct Packing Materials

Tip no. 3: Pack Only Those that You Need

In this article, we’ll continue the discussion with three more tips that can help your moving out simple and easy.

Tip no. 4: Separately Pack an ESSENTIALS Box

It is common for those people who are moving into a new city to assume that they can easily find everything they need at their new place. However, that is not always the case. Thus, it is important for you to pack your essentials in an easy to find box.

This should include:

  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Spoon and fork
  • Kettle and pots
  • Soap, shampoo and sanitary kit
  • Garden toys for your little ones

There may be other stuff that has to be put into this box. Think of all the things you use on a daily basis and add it.

Tip no. 5: Avoid moving on a FRIDAY

As much as you can, try your best not to schedule your move on a Friday. It may sound practical for some because the day following it is a weekend, but this is actually a very busy day for moving companies. Thus, you may end up having to pay more or find someone who will do the move for you.

Other problems that may arise when moving out on a Friday includes estate agents and solicitors often closed during the weekend, thus any problem you may encounter while moving in may only be resolved on the weekday, Monday. This could result in more costs that could have been avoided if you do your move on a different weekday.

But does it mean you can’t move on a Friday?

Not exactly. You just need to properly plan it and ensure all possible issues on availability can be resolved even upon your arrival. In the end, it all boils down to communication.

Tip no. 6: Get the RIGHT KEYS FROM LABELS from the previous owners

So you have the keys to the front and back door, but do you have the keys to the sheds, garage, garden gates, and conservatories? How about the rooms and windows?

These may not look obvious, but the front and back door keys may not be the only ones you need during moving day. Thus, it is best to get all the keys for your house. Moreover, it is also important to change all the locks to ensure all your insurance policies will be valid in case of theft.

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