6 Smart Moving Tips
No matter how much you prepare, and how excited you are about your new home, moving will always be a bit stressful.
There are endless to-do’s, and tiring tasks, and once you’re finished, there’s still unpacking and organizing to be done.
Even so, you can take steps to streamline your relocation and minimize problems.
Are you planning to change properties soon? Take a look at these wonderful tips to get you started.
1. Declutter and Donate
Your first step should be to declutter your house and donate any items you no longer need. You should do this a few months out - long before you start packing.
2. Reserve services early on
Book your packers, movers, and moving trucks early on. This will ensure you get the dates you need - as well as the best rates.
3. Pack an overnight bag for the family
Think about what you’ll need access to on moving day, and on the first night in your new place. Make sure to include snacks, water, and anything else that's important.
4. Get creative with packing materials
You don’t necessarily need packing peanuts, or costly bubble wrap to keep your items safe. Consider using hand towels, dishcloths, blankets, socks, and other soft belongings instead... they need to be packed anyway, after all.
5. Label boxes systematically
Pack items by room, and label each group of boxes with its own colour with a stickers or a marker. This makes them easy to spot when loading, unloading, and unpacking.
6. Plan for your pets and kids
Little ones and pets could get in the way during the big move, so make sure you arrange for them to stay somewhere safe until you’re more settled.
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