Golden Rules For A Stress-Free House Move
Surveys consistently rate moving house as one of the most stressful life events. Relocating might be time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be hard work. To execute a stress-free move, it’s beneficial to follow these golden rules.
Give yourself as much time as possible
Most people know that they’re moving long before they get the keys to a new property and bid farewell to their home. Once you know that you’re upping sticks and moving to pastures new and you have a date, start preparing. Give yourself as much time as possible to pack belongings, tie up loose ends and get your new home ready. Write a list of everything you need to do in the weeks or months ahead and work your way through the tasks, tackling priority jobs first. Have a clearout and start packing items you won’t need before you move. Avoid taking anything you don’t want or need anymore with you. Moving house is a brilliant opportunity to sell, donate or throw away possessions or clutter you didn’t even know you had and things you haven’t used for years.
Find a reputable, reliable removals firm
Moving house is a major undertaking, especially if you have a large house, you’re moving to a different city, state or country, or you have valuable or heavy items to get from A to B. Search for a reputable, reliable removals firm and focus on companies that offer services that are relevant to you. If you’re moving to a new state, look for businesses that specialize in interstate removals. If you own a piano, search for piano movers. If you’re on the hunt for basic, affordable services, use the Internet to locate companies that offer deals and discounts. Ask people you know for recommendations and read reviews and compare quotes before you decide which firm to hire.
Label your boxes
This is such a simple tip, but it will make a huge difference when it comes to unpacking and getting settled in your new home. Label every box with details of the contents and the intended destination in your new house or apartment. If you’ve got a box full of plates and cutlery, for example, you’ll know to take that box to the kitchen and transfer the contents straight into your cupboards and drawers.
Ask for help
Asking for help is a brilliant way to save time and energy when you’re moving house. Ask friends and family members to lend a hand with packing, making trips to the rubbish dump, looking after children or pets and unpacking.
Pay bills, change your address and get your new home sorted
Before you move, it’s a great idea to change your address, settle utility bills, redirect your mail and get your new home sorted in terms of broadband, TV, services and utilities and insurance. You may be able to transfer an existing contract, or you might want to explore offers for your new property.
Moving can be daunting, but if you’re organized, it is possible to minimize stress. Start packing as soon as possible, work through your to-do list, ask for help and find a reputable, reliable removals firm. Pay your bills, get your new home sorted and make sure every box is labeled to make unpacking a breeze.