It is no secret that moving is incredibly stressful and that it rarely goes totally to plan. However, by having a thorough plan and going into your move with your eyes wide open, you should be able to take most of the stress out of the day.
If you are planning to use a removal business, be sure to check that they are fully insured and that the amount will cover the cost of the items you are asking them to pack and take for you.
Planning is crucial
It is so important to plan all aspects of your move-in intricate detail long before your moving date. This is to make sure that all problems have been foreseen and that you have contingency plans in place.
Make sure that all your packing boxes are well marked on every side so that you can see what it is that is packed in them and which room they will belong in regardless of how they are stacked.
It is a good idea to have a route marked out to your new home so that if you have others helping you, they will be able to get to your new home quickly and easily without getting lost. Be sure to have plenty of snacks available. Moving home can be a long task, and having access to plenty of food and fluids is a real must.
Keeping your shipping options open
If you are moving a long way, from state to state or even to a different country, you may need to look into freight shipping for your items rather than going for a removal company. Being able to ship items in bulk could, especially your larger items, be very beneficial while you take the smaller items with you.
This will also give you a scheduled date for arrival, which will mean that you will have time to get your new home sorted before all your large items are delivered. Some key tasks to get done before this furniture arrives are laying new floor coverings or even just getting your new home professionally cleaned throughout before you settle in.
The thing that most people forget is to pack life’s essentials separately. This is a good tip even if you are just moving around the corner and is totally vital when moving a large distance.
Packing fresh clothes, underwear, and a wash bag in a separate bag will mean that when you get to your destination, you will not have to spend time rooting through your boxes from the off but can take your time in unpacking.
It is also wise to have prepared food items for either a lunch or a breakfast with coffee and milk to hand or other beverages, including containers and machines for making them so that you have access to plenty of drinks when you arrive.
Having an idea of your local layout and finding a fast-food outlet or local takeout services could see you by for your first night in your new home.