Home: 5 Top Tips To Prepare For A Home Move
As exciting as a move can be, it can also be one of the most stressful times in your life.
You always think you have more time than you actually do and it's easy for things to start to fall behind. There are several things you need to consider when packing up for your newest life’s adventure!
Decide What You Don’t Want
As you start to pack you will most likely find things you didn’t know you had, that is a sign to get rid of it. You want to be taking less to your new house than you had in your old one. Be sure to bin hire so that you’ll have easy access to dispose of what you don’t want.
This is also a great time to decide what items you may want to donate to charity or potentially sell at a car boot sale or Ebay. But, having a bin handy is a great way to force yourself into throwing things away that you no longer need.
Research Removal Companies
If you plan on using a removal company to help transport all of your belongings, you will want to start researching companies to use based on your budget. You should always be asking around and comparing prices to get the best deal available. Speak to your agent and friends. Take a look at things to look for in a good removal company. This guide will be an ideal tool to use when selecting who you want to help you on the big day.
Get Packing Supplies
The more organised and thorough you can be in packing up your belongings, the easier it will be to unpack them at the next destination. Don’t be lazy and just stuff things into boxes, because you’ll struggle to find things when you get to your new home. Prioritise boxes that you know you will need to open immediately at the new home so that you don’t have to search box after box. This can be time-consuming at first, but it will pay dividends in the end.
Update New Mailing Address
When you are under two weeks away from moving, you will need to advise utility companies to inform them of the move as well as update your mail address with the post office. It would also be a good time to go online and update your address on any bills that are set up electronically. The more that you can do before moving, the easier and less stressful the transition will be.
Clean as you Pack
As you finish packing up various rooms, take the opportunity to clean right away. This will help with your final walkthrough before shutting the door for good. Give it a good scrub and look around before moving on to the next room. The days leading up to your move will be stressful enough that you don’t want to forget something valuable that you need. By doing this, you’ll be able to remain focused and not miss anything.
Enjoy the Ride
It may be sad knowing that you are leaving your home, but it should provide a ton of excitement to the next chapter of your life. Enjoy the moment while it is happening and cherish those last few days in your home. And then, turn your new home into the most luxurious one yet!
Love T x