- Create a move plan and strategy
Having a well thought out plan will always be like having a map during travel. How will you accomplish a certain task? Is it too broad? Can you break it down to smaller tasks? These are just the questions you need to answer. Answering this will help you anticipate potential problems, you may not cover everything but this will save you precious time and resource.
- Give your movers a heads up
It’s your duty to communicate with you movers on the stuff that will be moved. Once they have knowledge on what’s inside the box, they will know how handle it and it will prevent having an expensive mistake. Additional tip: Label the box, they might not remember everything that you will tell them so it would be better if you will put label that they can check while moving.
- Color Code and Label Your boxes
As mentioned earlier having a label on you box can help you mover identify which is fragile and not. Add color coding on it to identify which room should the box go will greatly speed up your move since the mover can just pick up the box and know exactly where it should go.
- Research for the best moving company.
Making sure that you have the right moving company is one of the crucial part of moving. You need to do your due diligence and research about the company, you don’t want to regret it once you encountered a problem in the end.
- Secure Valuables
One of the biggest hassle in moving is breaking something, not only that you will lost a thing you also have to clean it up and get rid of it. It would be best to prevent it on happening by securing it well before moving, you can use bubble wrap or you can follow this hack (Tip No. 2)) if you don’t want to spend extra.
- Take care of the items that need special treatment
You want to take care of your belongings as much as possible and one of the most expensive stuffs you will move is your furniture and appliances. Other expensive things may include your favorite copper cookware and glassware. Moving this sometimes requires special tools. Make sure to invest on the stuff because if in case you break something, most of the time the cost is more than the special tools.
- Plan your last grocery trip in before you last move.
Thinking ahead can help you lessen some of the stuffs you need to move, just buy the necessary for the week ahead.
- Use clean rags in moving heavy furniture
This can help you move your house or patio furniture faster and avoid damaging the floor. This simple idea can really go a long way helping you move much easier.
- Set a binder or folder for your documents.
This stuff is best kept in a organizer like binder or folder. Set a separate documents organizer that you might need for the move, this enables you to access it quickly.
Moving is never easy, there are lots of stuff that’s not within you control so you just have to do you best and hope to do it flawlessly. Hopefully this list can help you in doing that.
10. Make sure to get a good night sleep before the move.
Moving home can be stressful! Make sure you get a good night rest the night before and ensure you pack your bedding’s appropriately.
11. Clear your rubbish.
Don’t take up additional space on your hired removals van, or more importantly, your new home. Hire a rubbish removal separately to get rid of your rubbish.
12. Decide where you will store your stuff
If your new home has plenty of space then this won’t be an issue. However, if you are downsizing, then it may be a good idea to find a temporary home for your belongings. If you’re in the U.K, whatstorage is a great place to find cheap storage. Otherwise, if you’re moving across the pond, you can check out silverstonestoragellc.com for mini storage options, a great cheaper alternative to a full storage.