Moving can be a very stressful time in life. There’s a lot to think about when moving house. Good planning will make your move significantly more simple and less stressful.
De-cluttering is a great way of starting fresh and will lighten your moving load. Have a give-away box and trash bag with you. Be sure to give yourself enough time to pack the boxes and get everything cleaned up and moved out. When you finish decluttering, you’re ready to start packing up and hiring a removal company.
When moving house, you shouldn’t leave everything until the last minute. The most important part of moving involves planning. Consider what you’ll need before you begin packing, while you’re packing and after you’ve moved into your new place.
- Choosing a Mover
Good professional movers have the experience and equipment to move you quickly while avoiding damage to your property. Decide at this stage whether you wish the removals company to provide a full packing service or if you will pack yourself.
- Packing Supplies
Select what packing materials you need. Your essentials will be boxes, bubble wrap, markers, newspaper and tape. Your items will be packed, labeled and secured with these supplies.
- Write a List
Before you pack the boxes, create a simple record keeping system. You’ll place a number on every box you pack and list the contents on your list. Or you can get moving labels with writing space for what’s inside the box.
Start early. Packing always takes longer than you expect, and doing a little each day is much less stressful than trying to do it all right before your movers arrive. Start with the items that will definitely not be needed before the move. Once you’ve filled a box with items, label your box with contents and final room destination, this will make unpacking so much easier.
- Prepare a Moving Day Kit
Your first night in your new home is chaotic and requires some careful planning to make sure you have everything you need without having to rip open boxes to find stuff. Keep one box aside of “esse ntials” that you’ll need on moving day: cleaning supplies, light bulbs, toilet paper, garbage bags, a change of clothes, your toiletry bag, etc.
- Move Day
Whether you’ve hired movers or gathered a group of friends to help you move, what can you do to make moving day a breeze? If you are getting extra help on your moving day, make sure everybody has their tasks assigned. Consult with your movers before you start packing. Moving experts will give you the needed guidance. Whether you’re working with pros or friends, provide snacks and water for everyone who’s helping out. Don’t forget to check the house, before leaving, for anything you may have forgotten.
You’ve packed like a pro and completed your big move. As exciting as it is to be reunited with your belongings in a new home, that mountain of boxes can be a little bit intimidating. Before you start digging into those boxes, give your new home a good cleaning. The next thing you can do when moving into a new home is set up the beds and dress them up. Then unpack what you’ll need to keep your home running ( moving day kit). Now unpack the kitchen and the bathroom. Now finish the rest of the rooms for then you can put your feet up and relax.
Last but not least, host a housewarming party. Welcome your friends and loved ones to your new property. After all of the hard work, you deserve to show off your home. Moving house can be so stressful, but planning ahead makes it more enjoyable.