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Ways to Prepare for moving

With some parts of moving your home or business exciting and some not, moving also comes with a fair amount of challenges and stress. It is, therefore, essential to prepare yourself and do some research on ways to plan your move. This short checklist of tips can act as a real stress buster in the whole process:

Packing Tips

  1. Book the removal or relocation specialist

  2. Gather quality moving boxes

  3. Colour code boxes according to the room

  4. Declutter and donate as you pack

  5. Label and rate each box according to unpacking priority

  6. Use a codename for the valuables box

  7. Roll up jewellery in a bath towel

  8. Start with the kitchen and fill the box with heavy items first

  9. Wrap glasses or breakable items with cloth or towels

Tips for days before the move

  1. Home delivery of groceries: Place an order for grocery to be delivered hours after your scheduled arrival at the new house. Items like fresh milk, bread and sandwiches can be ordered for breakfast or other meals.

  2. Pack an overnight bag: In order to avoid a frantic search in the numerous boxes, make each member of the family pack an overnight bag containing toiletries, PJ’s, spare clothes and toothbrush.

  3. Map out a floor plan: Make a floor plan about the furniture placement in your new home, which will come in handy to place items at the right spot.

Right before to the move

  1. Clean the new house while it's empty

  2. Take photographs of the new house: This will help in visualizing furniture placement while also serving as a reference to landlords

  3. Ensure pest control is done

  4. Stock the bathroom

  5. Make sure the house has functional lights

On moving day

  1. Arrange a babysitter to look after kids

  2. Keep your valuables with you

  3. Have an essentials box with your medications and

Disclaimer: In preparing this information we have used our best endeavours to ensure the information contained is true and accurate but accept no responsibility and disclaim all liability in respect to any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or misstatements contained.


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