7 things to do when moving house
Moving house is always a significant step in a person’s life: you leave your old home behind and start something new. Still, often times it’s like living in a war zone; especially if it involves a lengthy renovation process. These 7 tips will help you avoid feeling like a maniac when you make the big move.
Deal with debts, unfinished businesses
Go through your bills or check them online to make sure that all the bills are paid. Also, think about all your paperwork and make sure nothing you started before you decided to move is left unfinished.
Get ready to pack
Start collecting boxes, containers and everything you can put stuff in – it is easy to think you have less stuff to pack than what you actually have. Once you start packing things up, you’ll see how much stuff you’ve accumulated and all those extra boxes will come in handy.
Give yourself some extra time
If you need to have renovations done at your new place, try not to move in as soon as the renos are done. Give yourself some extra time to do a deep clean – it is much better to move into a clean home. The last thing you’ll want to do is clean when you have tons of stuff to unpack.
If you decide to go with a moving company, make sure you let them know how much stuff you have beforehand. Think about all your furniture and boxes, make a list or show them what they’ll be dealing with. This way, they’ll know how many people to send and are able to tell you how long the moving will take. Make sure to agree on a date that suits you.
Make a list of all your valuables
You can pack and move your most valuable belongings yourself if you wish but make sure you have a list of all these things and check this list as soon as you start loading and unloading your things – this way you’ll know you have all your valuables and won’t forget about anything that matters.
Be smart when packing things up
Start packing with things you use the least and pack things you use on a daily basis last. Disassemble everything you can, it’s much easier to move things in pieces. Pack fragile things in certain boxes and label them “fragile” so that everyone would know to handle them with care.
Be prepared on the day
You’ll probably find lots of friends and family members to help you so make sure you have enough food and drinks for the day. If you have kids, they might not enjoy spending moving day with you and you might not want them to distract you, so make sure they are taken care of for the day.
Moving house is a stressful business. Remember, you’re moving forward, you’re starting a new life and the best is yet to come. Hold it together, it’ll all be worth it.
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