When changing houses, you must check each room several times. In the beginning you need to catalog all the items in each room if you buy moving insurance, or if a professional moving company will make transfers for you. You will find that you also have to work on each room at once and choose which items you will carry, and which items should be thrown away, given away or sold.
Then you have to go through each room again, so you can pack all your belongings safely in a box. As soon as you move your things from each room, you need to make sure the room has been cleaned, which you can do yourself or can hire a cleaner to do it for you. You have to clean your kitchen before moving too, which can be a big and time-consuming job.
As previously stated, the first step when moving is to check through all of your possessions and then make up your mind as to what you would like to do with each one. When looking at a kitchen, you will generally have a considerable amount of portable appliances that you will generally want to bring to your new residence. Although toasters, grills and the like will usually fit comfortably into boxes, you should seriously think before moving large appliances with you, in particular extremely heavy ones. This is a matter of some importance if you will be crossing broders or if a professional moving firm will be carrying out the move.
Lorries that travel over interstate borders will have their weight routinely checked in order to make sure that they are not exceeding regulatory limits. Therefore if you want to take bulky appliances on your move your moving professionals will charge more as more vans will be required. If you prefer to negotiate the move on your own you will have to organise a method of moving these appliances yourself, which may result in you having to drive between your old and new residences quite a few times. In a case where you are the owner of some large appliances, you could consider selling them, or it is possible for you to dump them if they are not new. This could end up being the cheapest and less complicated option.
A key issue with kitchens is preserving and storing food. In the weeks leading up to your move, try to organise your shopping so that you buy less food. Where appropriate organise meals that will require foodstuffs that can be stored in a kitchen for a long period of time, e.g. spices and preservatives. This will mean that you won’t have to throw them out or take them with you. You should also don’t get any food that you can’t fully use prior to leaving the home, as again there is a good chance that you will have to throw them away.
Most importantly, decide on the meals for your final week in advance, so that you will have eaten everything in your freezer prior to moving. Before it is time to leave, you must clean out your kitchen before you move. This is actually a lot of work, even in homes that are well maintained, and you might want to look into a cleaning service who can take care of this for you.