After a lot of searching you have found the perfect home. It is a dreamy and exciting experience until you realize – you have to pack and move.
Moving can be a nightmare if you don’t have any experience. Stress can ruin your first day in your new house, especially if you have children. Here are some tips that can make your next move stress free and easier.
Cut back clutter
The less you have, the less you have to pack and unpack. Getting rid of unwanted items will save you a lot of trouble. You are going through every item while packing, so it is the perfect opportunity to pick out the things you don’t need anymore.
Pack in advance
Pack some things in advance. Pack the things you consider non essential like off season clothes, documents, books or decor items early. Packing anything you don’t need on a daily basis will alleviate the stress.
Not everyone is able to pull off a DIY move successfully. It could be possible if you are alone or have a small family. But if you have children or a big family, you will definitely need professional assistance. Moving services, conveyancing connection services or transportation services can help you have a tension free moving experience.
Book relocation services in advance. It is ideal to book two months prior to your moving date. You should at least book four weeks in advance. You can hire a good company if you schedule early.
Make sure the utility services are good to go in your new house. After a long and tiring moving day, you don’t want to find out that the electricity, water or heater is not working. Contact a local servicing company and fix them before your moving.
Pack a bag of essentials that you will need on moving day. Carry a change of clothes, toothbrush, snacks, drinks, medicines, skincares in a bag. You don’t have to go through the hassle of unpacking overnight if you pack an essentials bag.
Pack a clear bin
Pack some necessary equipment in a clear bin. Duct tape, band aid, labels, pen and paper, marker, knife, rope or a flashlight can be needed in the moving process.
Pack by rooms
Pack and label everything by room. It will make unpacking really easy. You can find something with less effort if you pack your belongings by room.
Know how to pack
Efficient packing can minimize the troubles of moving. Learning the best way to pack your things will save space and help you stay organised. Here are some packing tips you might find useful.
- Make a packing checklist.
- Start packing early. If you pack in a rush, it won’t be efficient.
- Save and collect delivery boxes for packing.
- Stock up packing materials. You will run out of them faster than you think.
- Pack and label by room to make unpacking easy and organised.
- Label every box clearly.
- Use a bigger box to contain several small boxes. This way, packing small things like stationary, kitchen equipment or toolbox will be easier.
- Stop using bubble wrap. Use your linens and clothes to protect the breakables.
- Use a detailed label on a box that contains something delicate or valuable.
- Use vacuum sealed bags.