Moving into a new home tick all the excitement in your bones. New living room to spend your lazy days, new kitchen to cook your favorite food, new bedroom to sleep in—everything feels like a dream coming to life.
But no, it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.
We all have to face the reality that your moving day can get messy and crazy, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. Here’s why we’d like to offer some relief to those experiencing the joys and pains of moving.
Get your notepads ready to jot down these eight tips on how you can settle into your new home without a hitch:
Create a moving inventory
First things first, create a list. By doing so, you’ll have an inventory of the things that you should need when you move out. That includes all the stuff you will need to bring from the old house to your new place.
Checklists are heaven-sent. They are real lifesavers when it comes to all your packing needs. From your clothes to personal items to furniture, you’ll have nothing to worry about if you have that list in your hand.
Hire professional movers
Don’t do all the hard work yourself. Besides the fact that it might be too stressful for you, you are not professionally trained to handle the heavy lifting.
Let the movers do what they do best, and trust that they will take your stuff with great care.
Why is it essential that you hire professionals to manage your moving day? One, they know what they are doing. Two, you only have to hand out a couple of lists and specific instructions. And then you’ll probably spend the rest of the day waiting for updates on the status of the move.
Movers like MovingPros Sydney Removalists recognize necessary factors and adjustments during your moving day. And they will be able to troubleshoot any problems that come their way without the need to even tell you all about it unless it’s a major hiccup.
Start the packing process
The packing process may take a while, especially if you have plenty of stuff at home. Start packing early. Dedicate a couple of days (or weeks if you must) for this activity at least ahead of time before your actual moving day.
Don’t cram and squeeze all the packing a few days before your moving day. Chances are, you’ll be too exasperated at the end of the process, and you will probably forget to pack a lot of essential items.
Start with the room with the items that are hardest to pack. That way, you’ll get through the tough nut first before breezing your way into the things that can be done quickly.
Clean before moving out
Don’t forget to clean your old place after all the packing is done. It’s nice to leave it in a spick and span manner as a sign of respect to the future owners.
Ensure you leave the floor clean and dust off the surfaces, especially after moving all the furniture. The spaces underneath these big appliances might be filled with dust and dirt from years of neglect.
There’s nothing wrong with cleaning the house before you say your goodbyes to it. If you’d like to reward your landlords or the incoming residents with peace of mind, do it.
Set up the basics first
Once you’re starting to settle in your new home, the first thing that you should do is to set up the basics.
Is your water line connected? How about electricity? Is your place, internet-ready? If you answer yes to these two questions, you’re right to move to other factors you will need for your new home.
Staying on top of these necessities will give you peace of mind. Don’t let a week go by without handling all these factors.
Pack a “go” bag
Your “go” bag should be filled with essentials. Start with at least a pair of clean clothes, your medicine kit, toiletries, phone chargers, important documents, a couple of crackers and mints if you don’t have the time to buy food, and a water bottle.
This will be your lifesaver on the day of your move. Be sure to keep it in an easy-to-spot place inside your old house (by the door would be a great place to keep it) or inside your car. That way, it’s safely tucked there no matter what the time is.
Have enough food
Plan your meals. The entire process will tire you out, that’s for sure. So to be able to battle the fatigue, make sure you refuel your body now and then with healthy and nourishing food.
You will also need to have meals for your movers. You must make sure they’re all loaded with food so that they can have all the energy they need to complete the move.
You can prepare protein bars, nuts, and fruits. Don’t also forget to hydrate often!
Do a final thorough walkthrough
Before you close the doors of your old house, make sure to do another round of double-checking. You will likely have zero energy to go back to that place if you leave anything of importance behind.
You should have everything with you when you leave the area. Go through the cabinets, the closets, the drawers, and all storage areas in the house to make sure you don’t leave any behind.
Once that is settled, you can freely leave the place and look forward to the days you’ll be spending in your new home.