Moving homes are one of the biggest challenges you will face. And, packing up all your things, working out whether your old sofa will fit in the new living room and then trying to unpack everything into sensible locations are all challenges in themselves!
But, you must be thinking, since people move homes all the time, surely there are a few tips and tricks that can make the whole process easier? The answer is yes – and we’ve collected a few of our favorite tips to pass on to you, which will tell you how to make a move easier throughout the entire process.
Clear The Clutter
As soon as you decide to move homes, you should start your clear out. Sell old things online, give stuff to charity or have a good old-fashioned yard sale–whatever it takes to get rid of everything you don’t want to schlep to your next home.
Pick Your Moving Day Wisely
Saturdays are the most popular day for moving but if you can do a weekday, you could get a sizeable discount and avoid a lot of the weekend chaos. You should also think practically about anything else that might be going on at that time–you will need a couple of days to unpack and get organized so make sure you book in some time to do it.
Hire A Removals Company
Have you ever wondered if you could just get someone to do the whole process for you? Well, you can! Carmack Moving & Storage will provide all the materials and guidance you need to pack up your home and then help you unpack it too. They even offer special services to deal with your telecommunications and most sensitive IT.
Write A Master List
Before you begin, you should write a master list of everything you need to do before you move, on moving day and in the days afterward. For example, you will need to call your energy suppliers to change your address but you will also need to remember which bag of toys was for charity. Write down everything, however obvious, to make sure nothing gets missed.
If you can, get into your new home and give it a good clean before you move any of your stuff. This is the best way to deal with any dirt or dust that might have accumulated between tenants before you have to negotiate around any boxes.
Pack A Box For Opening First
You should definitely pack a box filled with the immediate essentials you will need when you get in. For example, you will definitely want a drink so put some cups in this box, and maybe some plates and snacks. If you have kids, make sure that they bring a favorite toy or two to keep them busy and out of the way while you attempt to get everything in, in one piece. Also try including toilet paper, kitchen paper towels and hand sanitizer–just in case!
Label Every Single Box
Labeling is annoying at the time but oh so useful once you need to find a particular item and have 100 identical boxes to choose from. Take your labeling a step further by color coding according to the room and listing all the items inside. The future you will thank you.
Now that you know how to make a move easier, you can avoid the pitfalls that might otherwise plague the transition into your new home.