Whether you’re buying or renting, moving house can be a great ordeal. There’s so many things to remember, and so many things to arrange. Don’t stress; with some simple and easy preparation, your move can be easy as pie.
Of course, when doing something as big as a house move, you need to do some research. But, a little bit of homework could save you a lot of hassle in the future.
The day of your move should be planned and coordinated like a military operation. You should plan each stage of the day and have solid targets for completion times. This will help you monitor progress throughout the move, and make sure that you’re not going to run out of time.
Plan which rooms will be packed up first. Making sure to leave everyday essentials out for when you need them. Packing with strategy will ultimately give you more room, which could save time in the long run. When it comes time to pack your stuff into its transport, make sure you know where everything is.
If you require help for your move, you’ll want to ask people long in advance. Ask friends and family, but remember to remind them close to the time as well. Make sure to thank your dutiful workers with unlimited tea and a good lunch!
The Actual Move
For the actual move, you have a couple of choices. If you can drive, and feel safe in control of a van; you can rent one and drive it yourself. Going down this route will mean loading and unloading the van itself, and also having to do all of the heavy lifting. If you do it yourself, you’ll almost certainly need help.
If you prefer to sit back, and let others do the work, don’t worry. You can hire yourself a team of professional residential movers. At least, in most places you can. These services include the loading, unloading and all of the heavy lifting. Some will even include a packing service; so, you don’t have to pack anything yourself. This isn’t exactly cheap, but it does cover you if things get broken.
Have Some Fun
Before you move all of your precious belongings into your new home, you have a beautiful window of opportunity. Even if it’s not much, give each of your rooms a lick of paint. This will make the whole house feel brand new, and give you a greater appreciation for it.
Now, you get to meet the neighbors! If you introduce yourself on the very first day, you’ll avoid the potential awkwardness of seeing them over and over again, having never spoken. It will also give you a chance to scope out the neighborhood, and even make some friends! No jokes, it’s great to know who you live next to.
Are you moving soon?
There’s only one thing left to say; good luck, and have fun! Your move will, no doubt, be full of excitement and joy. Good planning and strict execution will make the day a lot easier.