Moving house is usually an exciting event, with a high potential for mishaps, such as delays and stress. But if you approach it in a light, planned and organized way, you can make the event relatively easily, and even complete it with a smile. How do you do that? Let’s take a look at some helpful tips.
Choosing a moving company
Check and book in advance (preferably at least a month in advance) transport for the day of the move. Before choosing a moving company, check that it is recommended, professional and experienced. Look at moving services to help you. It is worth noting that you should choose a company with a courteous attitude, an orderly quote and insurance included. Nearer to the time of the move, you should prepare cardboard boxes of different sizes – from small to large as well as bubble wrap and other supplies. Heavy books and kitchen utensils should be packed in relatively small crates. Fragile ornaments are best wrapped and can be done with scarves, towels, clothes, or blankets which can cut the cost down of buying too many packing supplies.
Make a general list of objects and furniture in your possession. The list will help you when negotiating with the moving company and will allow you to assess what you need on the day in terms of priority, low to high. This way you will be able to access what you need as soon as you enter the new home; from cutlery and toiletries to other supplies.
And what about relocation?
After the exhausting packing, the unloading of the boxes is also waiting for you on the other side. As mentioned, if you pack in order of priority, it will be of huge benefit to you. You can enlist the help of friends or the moving company to help you unload and put everything in place but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Try to pack the boxes according to the location in the new house, such as naming them – living room, kitchen, bedroom so that you are very organized.
Shopping can wait? Sometimes it is worth arranging all the objects in the new home, living in it for a few days, and finding out exactly what is needed, from experience. It may be that you don’t need as much as you thought, or that you can even throw some of your previous items away. Could it be that the parquet in the new apartment solves the need for a rug? Maybe, on the other hand, you actually now need more shelving space and didn’t first realize it. Give yourself time to settle and then make the necessary decisions. This will help save money and you can utilize your time much better as well as making the transition period a little easier. Moving home is not an easy task and can bear plenty of stresses and strains; however, with good preparation, it will be a straightforward task that leads to a path of happiness.