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:
Book the removal or relocation specialist
Gather quality moving boxes
Colour code boxes according to the room
Declutter and donate as you pack
Label and rate each box according to unpacking priority
Use a codename for the valuables box
Roll up jewellery in a bath towel
Start with the kitchen and fill the box with heavy items first
Wrap glasses or breakable items with cloth or towels
Tips for days before the move
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.
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.
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
Clean the new house while it's empty
Take photographs of the new house: This will help in visualizing furniture placement while also serving as a reference to landlords
Ensure pest control is done
Stock the bathroom
Make sure the house has functional lights
On moving day
Arrange a babysitter to look after kids
Keep your valuables with you
Have an essentials box with your medications and
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