Are you stressing about moving? Don’t know where to start? Don’t panic! Here are 4 tips that will help you move without stress or worry.
Moving to a new place means starting a new stage in your life, enjoying a different environment, and achieving new goals. But, when you move, there are some key things you need to think about, and some steps you should follow in order to make your move stress-free as possible.
4 tips to make moving home easier:
- Prepare, prepare, prepare!
This is an ideal opportunity to clean and get rid of all those things that you no longer use or need. Moving to a new home implies a new start and a new stage of your life. Although it may seem complicated, with a little organisation and planning you can make this move without major setbacks. The fewer items you have to deal with on the day of the move, the easier it will be to do it quickly, easily, and without drama.
Once you have sorted out what you are going to transport to your new home, take time to look up information about the removal companies available in your area. Get to know the services they offer. Check out several alternatives and make a shortlist of three options. Next, contact them for a quote for their services. Try to be specific about the service you need. There’s no point in paying for an enormous removal truck with a crew if all you really need is a man and van in Cheltenham and a couple of quick trips across town to move all your stuff.
- Each thing in its place (securely!)
The task of packing your belongings is simple if you follow some advice:
Plastic boxes and bags are essential for any move. In addition, you’ll need adhesive tape and markers to label each box. You might even want to invest in some bubble wrap for fragile items.
Use the plastic bags to pack clothes and toys. Also, you should avoid sharp and heavy objects in this type of packaging.
Never use adhesive tape directly on furniture because it can easily damage the finish.
- Take care of valuable items
Never send valuables, such as jewellery or legal documents, in a moving truck. Always pack them securely and take them with you in your own car. They are too important to risk losing.
You, or a friend or family member, should supervise the loading and unloading process.
When you arrive at your new home, do not immediately remove the wrappings from all furniture until you are sure of where you want to locate it. This way you can always move it again or rearrange it without scratching or damaging it.
One final point: Insurance – Make sure that either your own home insurance or the insurance provided by the movers covers all your belongings during loading, transit, and unloading. In the case of a long-distance or international move where some of your belongings will be put into storage temporarily, make sure your insurance will cover this too.