Getting ready for the big move? There is a lot to keep track of, and the whole process can easily descend into chaos. Trust us, we have seen it!
Do not make the mistake of leaving everything to the last minute. Ensure you are prepared by following these essential tips.
MAKE A LIST
There is nothing worse than the gnawing feeling that you have forgotten something in the mayhem of the move. By sitting down well before moving day and drawing up a list of everything that needs packing up, you can make sure that your priceless family heirlooms, for instance, do not get left behind.
Be thorough. Go through each room one-by-one, and that includes the shed!
SAY GOODBYE TO UNUSED STUFF
Have those plates been used in the last five years? Does that tambourine need to come with you? Is that old TV ever really going to get used? We all know the answers to these questions: no, no and no.
Relocating is an ideal opportunity to clean up, throw out and start fresh. Not only will it make the moving process easier, it will also help your new home feel fresh and tidy.
GET STURDY, UNIFORM PACKING SUPPLIES
Getting yourself sturdy boxes for the move is a no-brainer. After all, the last thing you want is for pricey glassware to fall out the bottom of some flimsy box as you’re walking down the stairs.
On top of that, you will also benefit from making sure your packing supplies are uniform and systematically organised. This will keep the unpacking process smooth and (relatively) stress-free.
PACK THE BASICS YOURSELF
Your first night or two in the new home will not be glamorous. You will likely be living with the bare essentials: basic lamps, chairs, a kettle, and easy-to-prepare food.
Therefore, it is crucial to pack those essentials yourself, so you know exactly where they are hiding when it comes to getting through that exciting first day and night.
PACK AN OVERNIGHT BAG
You will have a fully equipped bathroom from the get-go, so remember to pack an overnight bag with all the hygiene and wellbeing items you will be likely to need for the first few days of your move.
Toiletries, toiletpaper, toothbrushes, towels: everything that will keep you looking clean, smelling good and feeling fresh.
KEEP YOUR DOCUMENTS SAVE
Letters, contracts, documents and ID can be notoriously easy to misplace, especially amidst a hectic move.
You can prevent this from happening by gathering all your important documentation before everything else and keeping them somewhere safe where it will not go missing or (heaven forbid) be thrown out.