So, you’re ready to move in to your newly-bought house but still a bit lost where to begin with. To make sure that home removals is hassle free, you can follow these 12 most important and very basic tips when moving homes.
1. Make advanced preparations.
When moving to your new home, you need to sort a lot of things in advance. List down everything that you need to do to make sure you’re not going to miss any of them.
2. The boxes and packing materials need to be sorted.
Make sure you have enough containers and packing materials. Moving homes can be quite stressful if there is important stuff left behind.
3. Get in touch with a moving company.
Choose one that does not just do the dirty work but also gives you sound advice when you need it – moving professionals that you can easily talk to and effectively. Discuss all the necessary details of the move, particularly the date. Confirm this with them a few days before moving.
4. Make sure to have an access for the removal vehicle where you’re moving in.
The vehicle will need to have enough access to where you are moving. As much as possible, where it can be parked should be as near to your doorway or garage for your moving convenience. Also, secure the necessary permits ahead of time, too.
5. Choose which to bring and which to leave.
Sort your stuff and list down all the things that you need to bring. Have an inventory while packing so you won’t forget the important stuff. Your friends and relatives may help with this. Organising a garage sale or giving those away to charity is also strongly suggested.
6. Always consider your new place.
If possible, draw a map of the new house and see how it compares in size to the old place. This will help you decide whether to bring all your things in or not. If you begin putting them in boxes the way you want to take them our when you move in to your new home, it will all be a breeze.
7. Start packing your things.
You can choose to hire a removal company to do the packing for you especially if you have fragile and valuable items to pack. On the other hand, you can do it. When doing it on your own, start packing a few weeks ahead of the moving day and have a system in place to avoid forgetting anything. Label each box accordingly and pack the essentials in the last few days.
8. Get in touch with your utility companies and everybody else.
Notify them of your change of address ahead of time. Banks, you employer, friends, relatives, and everyone you believe should know where you’re moving to should have your new address. Changing schools may also be needed if you have children.
9. Do not include your personal documents, jewellery, and money in the packing.
Do not pack the things that you need immediately after moving in and take note of where you have placed them.
10. Find out everything about the placing you’re moving in to.
You need to know as much about the neighbourhood to lessen your worries and stress. Also, you need to know if the new home will be accessible to transport, schools, churches, and shops.
11. Be there.
Do not have someone represent you on the moving day. It is important that you are around so you can check if everything is going as planned.
12. Check your old place for anything left behind.
You might have overlooked some stuff while packing. You might also want to check if you have switched off the electricity and turned off the gas, and closed all the doors and windows.
08 Apr 2014