Moving from one residence to another is often a very difficult and stressful process, simply because there are so many things you have to keep in mind. The bad news is: there are many things that can go wrong. The good news is: things don’t need to go wrong, and the sooner you start with your planning and organisation, the more likely you’ll have smooth sailing all the way.
Are you planning to move soon? Here’s a list of tips you should remember to making moving day a lot easier.
There are many tips to give, but here are some of the most important ones:
Begin early. The earlier you start packing, the less stressed you will be when the day eventually comes. There’s going to be a lot more packing than you anticipate, and it’s also a good time to de-clutter. Besides, it’s common for people to get caught up in memories and nostalgia, so do it in a relaxed way – plan ahead and start early.
- Make it light. Don’t buy too many big boxes, unless the contents are really light. It’s better to get more small boxes so the carrying and transporting becomes easier.
- Choose the right boxes. You’ll need to be able to fit everything in, so – especially for the larger items – you may want to take measurements first.
- Choose quality. To avoid damage and to be able to stack one box on top of another when transporting, you should make sure you have quality boxes. Don’t go cheap, it’s too risky.
- Go from room to room. Be methodical when you start to pack. Pack one room at a time. It’s always a good idea to start in the loft or attic and work your way down, or do the cellar first.
- Avoiding rewashing. By putting a plastic bag in your box first, you often avoid rewashing clothes and dishes upon arrival.
- Label well. You want to know where everything goes into the new house.
- Use physics. When transporting, place the heaviest boxes at the bottom, the lightest at the top.
There’s one more thing you should remember, as advised by Cheltenham removals specialists from Advanced Removals & Storage – once you start packing before that final day: make sure you have a separate bag ready – call it a ‘camping bag.’ It’s a matter of being practical. You’ll need some time to unpack everything in the proper way, and you’ll need basic things (some glasses, plates, forks, knives, tissues, toilet paper, a fresh set of clothes, soap, shampoo, and so on) for your first night(s). Be prepared to rough it out for a couple of days – but don’t lose hope; you’re building a new future, after all.
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