7 Reasons Why You Should Place Blinds On Doors

There are many reasons to put up blinds in one’s home, and these installations can really help bring a certain ambiance and mood to any room—even on doors. However, they’re also not mere items to get on a whim. You should make sure that you take time to think about your reasons for having blinds on your doors and windows before making a final decision.

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10 Budget Ways to Enhance the Exterior Look of Your Home

We pay a lot of attention for interior decoration of house to make the interior space look good and comfortable. Starting from buying the best of furniture to decorating accessories, we make our rooms look beautiful and attractive. But, what about the exterior look of our home? Isn’t the exterior look is equally important?

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Interstate Home Relocation Checklist That Won’t Fail

Interstate relocation can be tedious and tiring, especially when you are moving out with plenty of household goods, appliances and with your family members. At one end, you have to look out for affordable and competent packing moving service providers, and at the other end, you have to make all the travel arrangements for your family. The entire process can be even more tiring when you are running out of time, or if you are moving in a hurry.

Sounds familiar? Thankfully, there are ways to tackle the situation much more effectively and conveniently using a quick interstate home relocation checklist. I have been around in the relocation industry for over a decade now, and I am happy to share this easily yet effective checklist that’ll help you to tackle an upcoming interstate home relocation issue much more conveniently.

First thing first, so start with a basic relocation plan.

#1 Interstate home relocation planning

Interstate relocation should be done with adequate planning, because no plan can be worse. So think through and figure out the dates and the process. Some of the important dates that you should work out are the dates of moving your goods and the family.

The second thing that you have to think and plan for is to finalize the inventory that you wish to move. Having a tentative list of major items that needs proper packing and moving can be of great help in assessing the situation as well as in negotiating the price with the moving companies.

When you have the list of major items at hand, you can simply eliminate the guess work and assumptions and therefore eliminate a lot of confusion about the cost of packing, moving and transit insurance.

The next thing to decide is to whether to do it yourself or book the packing and moving service. Do-It-Yourself packing and moving is always an option, but consider this only if you have prior moving experience and you have plenty of time at hand, and you are willing to spend time arranging and doing everything that it takes to pack and move your own.

Using professional mover packer service is always recommended for long distance household relocation needs.

#2 Screening movers for long distance move

This is one of the biggest tasks, and if you want to do it right (which I am sure you want), you got to spend some time in finding, screening and choosing a moving service company that is proficient, reliable and affordable.

Usually, removal companies are available locally these days, and therefore the best way to get started is to look out for a few of the well known local removal companies available near you.

 Share the list of goods, tentative dates when you want to move and ask for a tentative quotation. You may also like to ask them to do a survey (which they do for free) and then quote a price. Allowing them to survey the goods will help them assess the efforts and costs much accurately.

Once you have the moving quotations at hand, you can quickly compare and negotiate as needed and then finally choose a mover that you like the most.

When choosing a moving company, you should always pay attention to

  • The company and its credentials
  • Packing quality and handling process
  • Policies and payment terms
  • Pre and post move support
  • Other value added services
  • Overall packing and moving charges

At the time of hiring moving services, we often fall for lower costs and cheaper services and then end up with surprises. And therefore, it is important to be double sure about the credentials of the company you are considering for your upcoming interstate home relocation.

Now that the planning is done and the movers are on board, it’s time to prepare and move, and we’ll talk about that in the next step.

#3 Preparing for interstate move

The next important task at hand is to arrange the tickets or make travel arrangements for the family members. If you don’t want to drive or there is no way to drive through, then make suitable travel arrangements for your family members.

Once that is sorted, you have to do some preparations before the movers arrive for packing everything. Usually the packing and loading is done the same day, so you should be prepared.

There are certain things that you should always keep in mind and the movers may advise you, such as:

  • Switch off all the home appliances a day before, especially fridge and washing machine
  • Stop using home and kitchen appliances one day prior to the scheduled move day
  • Mop and dry all the appliances
  • Collect and group loose items together that needs to be packed and moved
  • Pack a first aid kit and carry it with yourself
  • Keep all the medicines etc that may be required by your family members
  • Pack all the valuables and documents that you should carry with yourself
  • Print out the tickets etc and keep it at a safe place
  • Keep the quotations, bills, payment receipts etc safely

And add other tasks as per the situation and based on your needs in the list above.

Remember, the key to safe and hassle-free home relocating is detailed planning. With detailed advanced planning not only you can manage the entire relocating process easily, but it helps you get your goods relocated safely and without any hassles.

Over to you

As I always say, interstate home relocation can be overwhelming, especially if you’re moving for the first time, and you have no helping hand. The best you can do to tackle the home relocation blues is to plan and act smartly.

I have already shared a quick and simple three step checklist for interstate home relocation that will make the entire relocation safer and hassle-free for you.

Have you relocated to another state in the recent past? If yes, then feel free to share how you managed the entire relocating process by commenting below.

Happy relocating!

Things to Consider When Designing a Kitchen That You’ll Love

Kitchen is the heart of your sweet home. And therefore when you are designing a kitchen, you have to think through and consider a lot of things. Right from the layout of the kitchen to size, utility and storage options, there are a lot of things to consider when designing a kitchen.

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How to Sell Your Household Stuff Before You Move

Most of us have so many household items in our home that it is not possible to move all of them to our new home. Carrying all household stuff irrespective of whether you need it or not makes no sense. So, there is no point in wasting money, efforts and time in relocating everything, especially those household goods that may be damaged or not that essential to you anymore.

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Small House Interior Design Tips worth Checking

Having a very big and spacious home opens up a lot of interior design options whereas fitting everything in a small space is not going to be easy. But, if you learn how to modify your interior decoration ideas, then you will be able to decorate your small house really well. If you have a small house and wondering about how to plan and decorate home really well, then here’s the post worth checking. Today, I am sharing a few of the best small house interior design tips and hacks that’ll help you get it right, and make your rooms spacious and comfortable with extra storage space.

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7 Easy Tips That Will Make Packing Easier and Safer

Safe and secured packing can be the key to hassle-free home relocation. But, packing the entire household goods can easily be overwhelming, especially when you decide to pack all the goods yourself. Proper packing requires adequate packing supplies, tools, a little bit of expertise and a lot of efforts, and that’s where the professional packer mover service adds a lot of value.

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Is It Worth Moving Your Home’s Generator When You Change Homes?

Transferring to a new home is tedious and stressful. You can be left wondering what things to pack and stuff to leave behind. If you have a generator at home, a possible dilemma is deciding whether to bring it or not when moving to a new location. Most homeowners know how important it is to have a backup source of electricity in case of outages.

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Moving Large Furniture: Tips, techniques and hacks to move it safely by yourself

Lifting, holding and moving large furniture requires right techniques and appropriate tools. And when you try doing it yourself without right tools or knowing the right techniques, you are always at some risk. But when you have the tools and know the techniques used by professionals, you can move heavy and large furniture safely and with ease.

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Countries Outside India that Offer Better Career Opportunities

There is no doubt that India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. But, still there are many who want to go out of India, explore the world and find better career opportunities. This is why many Indians still prefer living and working abroad and there is nothing wrong in it. In fact, many countries out there look for Indian brains to strengthen the workforce. So, if you have got the potential, grab every opportunity that comes your way as far as bettering your career is concerned.

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