Before the movers can deliver your items, a few things will need to be prepared. Firstly, ensure the moving company has all the correct information, delivery address, and contact numbers. It is best that you’re home for the unloading of your items, however, if this is not possible, have someone there who can accept the delivery. Inform the moving company

You will need to make sure ahead of time that the moving truck can park without any problems. Obtain parking permits if needed. The closer the moving truck is to your home, the easier and quicker unloading will be. It will also lessen the chance of any additional charges, such as long carry. If you live in a building with an elevator, it might need to be reserved. Speak with the building manager to ensure the elevator will be available for your use on the delivery date.

If small children and babies will be present on the day of delivery, it is advised to have a babysitter to watch and keep them out of the way of the delivery crew. This will prevent any accidents and allow you to focus on your delivery. Older children often like to be involved, there are plenty of little jobs to keep them occupied.

Many moving companies provide unpacking services. If you would like to add this to your estimate, make sure you do so prior to delivery day.

Your long distance move is almost complete. The only thing remaining is to unpack your belongings in your new home.

unpacking your move

First, check inventory to make sure everything has arrived. Once it is confirmed you have all your boxes and furniture, start by unpacking some essentials. If you prepared a first day essentials box, locate this. It should have the basics for you and your family while you organize the rest of your stuff.

It is best to unpack the kitchen and bedrooms first. This way you and your family have a place to eat and sleep, allowing you to continue your daily routines, such as work, school, etc. while you unpack the rest of your home. Once you have these basics in place, create an unpacking plan. If you have children, their stuff should be unpacked after the basics, this way they can be surrounded by their belongings, which will create a sense of familiarity. If you have the space, use one room for all the boxes, you can then unpack them, as you need them. Alternatively, place boxes in the corresponding rooms. Ideally, each box will be labeled clearly.

Next step is to decide where you want to place your large pieces of furniture and make your new home, feel like home. If you’re feeling creative, sketch a rough floor plan and draw a layout of where you would like your furniture placed. This will save you time and energy when it comes to lifting and moving any heavy pieces.

unpacking-plan

Often described as vibrant, and fantastic, San Francisco is a great city to move to with children.

With its small size of almost 47 square miles, you have everything you need to raise children in this dynamic, and multi cultural city.

moving with kidsLike New York, San Francisco is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and you’ll pay high prices in housing to live in this city. But for many, nothing beats living in San Francisco! Depending on the needs of your family, San Francisco offers many child friendly areas to live where your family will discover the hidden gems of this city.

San Francisco is an outdoor adventurers paradise. There is so much to do and see. Depending on the ages of your children, there is something for all ages. Take a walk across the famous Golden Gate Bridge or through the Golden Gate Park, which is full of activities for children. Parks and greenery surround San Francisco. On a clear day, visit the beach or take stroll through one of the neighborhoods, or through Chinatown. San Francisco boasts some of the finest children’s museums, for both after school and vacation fun. There’s always something to do! And soon enough you’ll be part of a community of familiar faces.

San Francisco offers some of the top rated schools, and once your children are ready for university, San Francisco is home to three of the most notable universities.

Moving to a new home can be an exciting time! It can also become a costly endeavor, whether it’s locally, or long distance to the other side of the country. Knowing how to cut your moving costs can keep the price down, and at the same time be an enjoyable experience.

moving cross countryBefore you begin packing, declutter your home. You’ll be amazed at how much stuff you don’t need. It’s also an opportunity to leave some of the larger furniture behind. Think about how you would like your new home to be furnished. Items not being moved can be donated, given to friends and family, or anything of value can be sold. Lighting your load will really have an impact on the price you pay to transport your belongings to your new home.

Obtain estimates from at least three different moving companies and compare quotes. It’s very important to review each company to see what is being offered. Beware of any quote that is priced very low.

Doing your own packing and gathering packing supplies can keep the cost of moving down. Many household items, such as linens and clothing can be used to protect your items, and as padding for boxes. This will save on purchasing paper filling, and keep the number of boxes down. With an online search, used packing materials can be found locally.

Another way to cut costs is to have flexibility with your moving date. Certain times of the year, and times of the month cost less.

Moving to Los Angeles with Children

Los Angeles! What an exciting place to move to with children to. Whatever their age, there’s something for every child. If your children are old enough and want to be involved in the move, let them research and explore all the possibilities this city has to offer. This can be done online with the abundance of information available.

Your children might be feeling anxious about the move, reassure them, and keep their current routines in place while you prepare for the move. There are some great books to help children through the transition process.

Whatever interests your children have, or would like to pursue, you’re sure to find them in this dynamic metropolitan city. Los Angeles offers so much to its residents, of all ages. For culture, visit world famous museums, such as The Natural History Museum, The Science Center, and Griffith Park Observatory. Catch a movie in the city famous for movie making. In addition, there are a variety of educational classes and programs in and around the city. When the kids feel like being in nature, right on your doorstep hiking trails, beaches, surround you. In the winter, children can choose between going skiing, surfing, and if desired, both can even be achieved in the same day. With year round sunshine, Los Angeles boasts some of the best playgrounds in the country, providing children of all age’s endless hours of fun!