It is said that buying a house and moving house are some of the most stressful situations you might find yourself in. There are so many things that can happen and that you need to think about during this time and I thought it would be helpful to share some essential tips for moving house.
The easiest thing you can do to get you in a good place to begin with is to start planning as early as possible. This could be anything from just knowing the date you want to move from to making a master plan of everything you need. The more organised you are from the start the better position you’re going to be in along the way.
There’s nothing worse than trying to take on too much, especially if you don’t think you can do everything on your own. You might need help with finding a reputable moving company, a recommendation for good boxes or maybe you need help with the actual moving day. Friends and family are usually willing to help if you ask and extra pairs of hands are always good.
There’s absolutely no point in moving house with things you don’t want. Before you move is a great time to work through each room of your house and to declutter anything you don’t want to take with you to the new house. This doesn’t mean that you have to throw things away though. You could donate to charity, pass on to friends and family or even sell on Facebook to earn a bit of extra money.
Pack least used rooms first
There’s nothing worse than starting packing and realising that you’ve put away something you need, especially if you can’r remember where it is. Begin with any room that you don’t use very much and leave boxes in there until you are ready to move. This stops items being misplaced and they can be found easily again if this is something you find yourself needing to do.
Set up your new home
Depending on your situation you could be able to set up some things in your new home in advance. If you know your moving date it would be a good idea to contact utility suppliers if you know who they are and get your new accounts set up. Something that is also important to mostly everyone is having internet installed in good timing and this is also something you could do in advance.
Fingers crossed that some of these tips help you to have a less stressful moving day.