Moving home can be one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life. There are so many different parameters that you need to factor, and there are a number of things that can go wrong.
Moving is physically hard work too. Everything in your current home needs to be boxed up and then transported to your new home, and unpacked. In some cases, you may need to put your items in storage if there are delays in the transition. With many full days worth of work involved in getting your home boxed up, moved, and unboxed, you need to brace yourself for the effort involved.
Planning Your Move
One of the first things that you will need to do is sit down and plan everything. You can learn more about hiring a removals company to help you with the moving process. Your other option would be to hire or borrow a van and do the work yourself. If you are doing the latter, you will need to ensure you are able to drive the vehicle yourself, or if you need someone to help you.
Before you leave your current home, make a list of all of your utilities and places that need your address such as the bank, your car insurance company, and your employers. You will need to get in touch with all of these and notify them of the change in address. You may be able to do this online in many cases.
Slim Down For The Move
Moving home is a great reason to have a clear out so that you are not moving unwanted items to your next home. Ahead of the move, think about selling some items on sites like eBay or Facebook Marketplace, or you could donate them to a charity store. Make sure that if an item is not suitable for donation or sale then it is disposed of, there is no point keeping broken items. Start as early as possible as it can take you some time to clear through the items. The less you have to move, the better.
Packing Up Your Home
Start packing your home as early as possible. Start with less essential items, but ensure your boxes all include similar items in one box to make it easier when you come to unpacking.
Make sure you box heavier items at the bottom of each box and do not overload them, the last things that you will want will be back injuries or boxes splitting during the move.
Label up your boxes as you go. Write down what is in the box and the room that the items belong in. This will help you to keep everything organized and place everything in the right place when you get to the new home. Be sure and mark up any boxes that have fragile items inside them, wrap any delicate items in bubble wrap or newspaper inside the box, and when stacking up your boxes, avoid putting boxes with fragile items under heavier boxes.