Moving home can definitely be overwhelming and taxing, and there’s just so much to do and sort out. If you’re worrying about how to make sure you get things done on time, and get the entire moving process done smoothly, here’s a bit of help. Read on to discover 7 actionable steps to make your move easier.
Have an Essentials Bag
Pack a little bag with all your essentials- an extra pair of clothes, nightclothes, toiletries, phone chargers, a toilet root, some snacks and other basics that you might need to function the next day when you’re there at your new home, before you even unpack and settle in.
Plan the Move Early
When moving a home, there’s no such thing as starting early- trust us on this. Even if it seems too early, start figuring out the basics right from how much packing material you’ll need to shortlisting removal companies. The more you’ve planned your move early, the lesser the risk of things going haywire towards the big day.
It also makes sense to discuss moving house quotes with different companies before you strike a deal with someone.
Communicate with the Movers
Ah how we tend to underestimate this one! Always remember to keep your movers in the loop- whether you need a couple of extra boxes to get some more stuffed pack, or are not sure about how you’ll get the piano outside. If there are certain restrictions or timing specifications that need to be discussed, do it, preferably even before you strike a deal with them.
This one’s probably the most difficult one on the list, but it is so worth it. A lot of us tend to hoard onto things we probably don’t even touch for years, and if you feel there’s someone else who could actually use it, just gift it to them. It is also a good idea to consider donating some items or having a garage sale and letting some items go- that way, you’ll have less on your plate to sort.
Start in Advance
Start packing in advance- and it might be the most obvious thing to do, but make sure you’re on it weeks in advance before the big day. That way, you’ll be less stressed and more organized. A good idea is to have different colored tapes for each room in your home. That way, you can find the boxes easily without having to turn them around to check their labels.
Check your New Space
You might be so focused on having everything packed properly that you might even forget to set up your new space properly before you get there. If there’s any furniture there that needs to be fixed, or areas that need to be cleaned before you get there with your stuff, get that sorted. Also take measurements of entrances and your furniture and confirm that you will be able to get everything there- just to be on the safer side.
Delay the Big Stuff
You might be planning to purchase some new furniture for your home- be it a sofa or a bedroom set, and if that’s the case, try to delay things a bit and allow yourself to settle down for a couple of days before you have it arrive at the location. That way, you can get more space to move around, sort things out and clean stuff before you have your furniture arrive.