Moving house is a part of our lives. It’s something that most of us have to go through several times in our lives from the moment we leave our parents’ house to the time we settle down and have our own family. The moment you get confirmation that you’ll be moving house, you’ll most likely be going through a cocktail of emotions – excitement, surprised, anxiety, worried, confusion, sadness, fear and perhaps even denial. Whatever the circumstances that you may be faced with that requires you to relocate, the process of packing, moving and settling down at the new place is going to be an overwhelming feeling.
Before you have a melt down just thinking about packing up everything in your house, take some time out to familiarize yourself with these smart moving tricks and organization ideas that we have rounded up for you, to set the tone for your move.
- Create a moving checklist and budget.
This is the first step of your house moving process. Each person’s timeline will be different depending on how much time we have before the move. Next, include a realistic moving budget. Be sure to comply to the timeline and budget.
Declutter to pack less and save cost
An important packing tip is making sure you don’t bring along anything that you no longer need. Lighten your workload by decluttering before you enter the packing stage, which means deciding what to keep, donate, sell or discard. Remember that every box of household belonging comes with a price tag!
Collect used boxes or invest in new ones
Try first to collect sturdy used boxes from your local grocery stores or asking from friends, relatives and co-workers. If you still don’t have enough boxes, invest in good quality boxes. The added durability of quality boxes will be worth your investment as you don’t have to worry about the horror of your boxes falling apart during the move.
Set aside an hour or two a day for packing
Try to set aside an hour or two each day to pack your things at least two months before the move day. But you don’t have to beat yourself up if you are too busy or tired on any particular day to allocate time for packing. Just don’t procrastinate packingtoo long.
Pack a moving essentials bag
On the day of the move, you’ll be surrounded by boxes and confusion. An essentials bag for everyone in the house will come in really handy. The bag should have all the items that you need to be ready for use on the day of the move or for a week, in case you do not have the time to unpack all those boxes scattered in your new house.
Labelling your boxes
Print out multi-colored labels or use different colored masking tape and give each room a unique color of its own. List out the contents of each box and include the room it should go to in the new house.
Engage professional movers
For peace of mind, engage professional movers to assist you on your move day. An experienced mover will be able to provide a safe, fast and efficient moving experience for you.
Whether you require a local mover, an interstate or long distance moving company, you can check out quotes to move at Shiply, a platform with hundreds of thousands of registered moving companies. The Shiply website has a ratings system that gives you the benefit of reading the reviews and feedback from previous users. And you’ll receive quotes that are often up to 75% cheaper than usual rates.
Remember to stay calm and focused and you’ll soon be basking in the warmth and comfort of your new abode. Happy packing and moving!