TIPS AND TRICKS ON THE PERFECT HOUSE MOVE
House moves are not only physically draining but also emotionally exerting. I still remember when I changed homes as a child, and needless to say, like most house moves, it was chaotic. Don’t worry, though. We have you covered. Here are a few tips to ensure that your house move is hassle free:
- Make a checklist
Now, I know this sounds pointless, but trust me writing down exactly what you need, what your major items are to be moved and any thoughts you have will help you carry out a house move with ease. Not only will you remember all the major items to move, but knowing that your documenting this process will help you stay calm. Trust me, you do not want to forget anything major.
- Reach Out to a Mover
I mean, you need someone to help you move. You can’t do this on your own… that sofa will not budge. I suggest MoveIt (not sponsored, by the way). Knowing that you’ve hired a reliable service will ease most of your burdens.
- Time to De-clutter
Yes, this really is the best time to do so. Also, you really dont want to carry extra baggage to your new place, and de-cluttering will make sure you take the things that you need with you. De-cluttering will also help you clear your mind and will help you relax during this chaotic time.
- Start Everything in Advance
When I say everything, I mean everything. Start planning in advance. Have a list ready in advance, even before booking your move. Delays are highly possible, so starting in advance will help you pace yourself later on. Start stocking up on packing supplies before hand. FYI: you wouldn’t need to get any boxes if your movers are highly reputable, they would (and if they don’t, they should) assist you with that. Pro tip: defrost your freezer in advance. You really don’t want a leaky, wet mess on moving day.
- Labels, Labels, Labels
Label everything. Every box filled should be lablled. You do not want to lose track of your things, and that’s very likely because all the boxes look the same, so this is the best way to prevent that from happening. Make sure all your important documents, files and paperwork are in a safe briefcase and box of their own. Having everything labelled will help you stay organised.
Hope you keep these tips and tricks in mind next time you decide to move house!