5 Tips to Remember When Moving House
Moving house is usually a very stressful experience for most people, regardless of whether it’s their first move or your fortieth.
There are so many things that can go wrong – from forgetting what has been packed where to pets going rogue – that many dread the very thought of moving.
But with proper planning, a calm mindset, and the five awesome tips you’re about to learn, moving house can be something to look forward to.
Keep reading to find out how you can make your next move your most successful – and enjoyable – one yet.
1. Sorting Station: Keep, Sell, Trash, or Donate
An upcoming move presents the perfect opportunity for you to declutter your home. Before you begin packing, sort through all your belongings – from furniture to clothing – and decide what you want to keep, sell, donate, or put in the trash.
There’s no point in lugging broken or unwanted goods from one location to another if you’re only going to dispose of them eventually.
When it comes to selling or donating your belongings, the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is true.
2. Put a Packing Plan in Place
As tempting as it may be to simply throw everything you own into boxes, that is a recipe for disaster. As is packing too far in advance and leaving the packing till the last minute.
Put a packing plan in place to help determine when to pack what, and which items need to be packed at the very last minute.
Start packing up the rooms in your current house that are used the least and work your way room-by-room through your home until everything is packed.
Remember to keep important items such as chronic medication, toilet roll, cleaning equipment, and phone chargers unpacked until you’re ready to go to your new house.
3. For the Love of Labelling
Labelling is an effective way to not only keep track of which items are in which box but also to ensure that the right boxes end up in the right rooms in your new home.
Use labels to categorize your boxes according to room and contents so that everything ends up where it belongs, and unpacking is a breeze.
4. Consider ALL Family Members
Something that many people forget in between moves is how busy moves are.
From last-minute scrubbing sessions to panic packing sprees, it always feels like there are a million things on the go at once.
That’s why it’s important to make sure that if you have kids (the human and fur kind) you have someone keeping them busy – not to mention out of the way – during the move.
Call a friend over to spend time with the little one or hire a pet sitter to keep your furry friend company.
5. Don’t Be Afraid to Call in the Pros
Just the thought of moving can be daunting to some people and downright overwhelming to others.
But in today’s day and age, there really is no need to try to do everything on your own.
Whether you need assistance with packing your belongings, helping out with the heavy lifting, or transporting them to your new home, there are plenty of companies that can make your move easier.
Moving doesn’t have to be stressful and today’s tips and tricks prove that.
Keep the tips you learned in this article in mind and remember to think outside the box!
Do you want more tips, or do you have a few of your own you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear from you.