Sometimes we invest so much effort and enthusiasm into searching for a home that we find ourselves relatively exhausted once we’ve sealed the deal and are guaranteed the key to the front door of our ideal property.
But having secured a new property doesn’t mean that you can kick back and relax. In fact, now is the time to boost your productivity and start the process of planning and packing. The sooner you have everything ready to move from one house to another, the less stress you will have in the direct lead up to moving day. So, here are a few things that you need to start considering as soon as you’ve shaken hands with the estate agent or direct seller.
Book the Help of a Removal Specialist
You may think that you can save money by moving your belongings from your current home to your new home yourself. But you’d be surprised how much effort you can save by calling in the help of a professional in furniture removals. Think about it: are you really going to be able to fit your bed, suite, or wardrobes into your usual vehicle? And if you’re considering renting a van, why not just take up a full package where you’ll have extra sets of hands to help you with lifting, loading the vehicle and getting things back out of the van and into your new home? These people will be extremely used to moving large objects, so they’ll also have their fair share of wisdom when it comes to navigating awkwardly shaped objects through inconvenient spaces. Save yourself stress and book early on, so you definitely have a service available on the day of your move.
Start Packing Early
Most of us make the major mistake of leaving all of our packing until a few days before the moving date. Think about it: you have to put everything you own into boxes. Of course, you’re going to need a fair amount of time to do this effectively. So, be organized and start packing lesser used belongings away well ahead of the day of your move. This could include things like spare sets of cutlery, bed sheets, and towels, sentimental items like photo albums and books that are simply sitting on shelves around the house. Keep things organized, with similar items packed away together. This will make unpacking on the other side all the easier.
Say Your Goodbyes In Advance
If you’re moving relatively far, you’re going to want to say farewell to a whole host of people in your local area and current day to day life: friends, colleagues, casual acquaintances. Most people will host a leaving party to make this process as simple as possible. However, host this a few days in advance of your moving date. Throwing a bash the night before the big move will only lead to disaster. You want all of your energy when getting from one property to another and you don’t want the extra work of cleaning up your home for its next tenants too.
Following this simple advice will prepare you for the move and lift the weight of the world from your shoulders when you realize how much stress and hassle you have easily avoided.
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