There will be times in your life that offer a mixture of emotions. One of them is moving home, believe it or not. You’re excited because you will soon be living in a new place somewhere different to your local area, but, it’s also stressful because there is a lot of planning involved.
Stress levels soon rise as the big day approaches, as you worry that things won’t go according to plan. Some people compare moving home with their wedding day. Of course, moving to a new home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Yes, a degree of planning is a must for any home move. Still, the hard work will pay off when everything happens as you want it. If you’re worried about your moving day turning into a big disaster, our handy to-do list will ease the frustration:
Don’t leave everything to the last minute. One fact that still shocks me is how many people leave their home moving plans to the last minute. And, I’m talking about in a literal sense too. If that sounds like you, then it’s time to change such a bad habit.
If you want to pull off the perfect home move without a hitch, you need to start planning weeks in advance. Why? Let me give you a few reasons:
- You’ll need to give notice to your boss to book the time off work;
- You’ll need to locate a cheap removals company that can book you in;
- You need to start organizing your belongings and where they will go in your new home.
As you can see, it makes sense to leave plenty of time to plan your moving day.
Throw away or recycle your unwanted junk. The less you’ve got to move, the quicker (and cheaper) your experience will be for the big day. We all have stuff in our homes that we seem to amass and forget about; no-one can deny that. But, it makes sense to use the opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need or want. You might even make enough money to cover your removal costs by selling your unwanted goods.
Standardize your boxes. You may have thought about using secondhand, random sized boxes from your local supermarket. But, the issue is that they aren’t easy to store in a removals van. There’s also the fact that some boxes may be of inferior quality, or they could get damaged in transit. That’s why it’s better to buy new boxes and standardize on the sizes. Each box will stack with ease, and you won’t have to worry about them falling apart during the move.
Tell your suppliers about your moving date. I recommend getting your new phone line, and internet connection enabled before you move. You should also ensure utilities like gas, electricity, and water are also available earlier. This way, when you move into your home, everything is ready to use.
Are you ready to get started now?
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