Moving to a new property is one of those ‘fresh-start’ moments in life, in which the excitement for new beginnings is mingled with your eagerness to find yourself in new surrounds, and to decorate with your own taste. There are, however, a few elements to your house move that requires good planning in order to go off like clockwork. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to relish this experience without stressing about the smaller details as your belongings are transported from one property to another. Here’s how you can prepare yourself and your home for a move.
Organize Your Move
It goes without saying that for your preparations to even begin you should have a buyer (or renter) for your old place, and you should have closed the deal for your new home. Only under such circumstances should you begin to plan the logistics of your move. It’s best to get the keys to your new place ahead of time in order for you to go check the place out and prepare it for your new life. For instance, it may need a little cleaning before you fill it with boxes and furniture from your old place.
The most important part of your plan is to get the logistics right. That is to say; you want everything to move in a day. You want to leave your keys and collect new ones, and find all your things in your new place of residence, having been transported from your old place. Hop onto movingcompanyreviews.com to find yourself the best moving company in your area, and book them in for a day of labor during which your whole life will take up a new home. Make a checklist of all you need to achieve on your chosen moving day, and get everything prepared ahead of time.
Moving home isn’t about packing quick; it’s about packing smart. Every time you’re filling a new box, consider in what order it’ll be emptied in the new home, and how you can make life easier for yourself on the other end.
Label your boxes fastidiously in order to keep on top of what should go in which room when you arrive at your new place, and make sure that all fragile items are labeled as such, and are packed with protective packaging to avoid breakages.
Order and Clean
Now’s the time to order all of your belongings in one room ready for the move. Place them in such a way as you wish them to be unloaded. For example, the first boxes into the moving van will be the last out. Once everything’s in the same room, you’ll be able to go around each and every room of your empty house cleaning ready for the new residents who’ll be moving in shortly. Make sure carpets and floors are clean, and that you’ve aired the house for a day or two, with all the windows left open to encourage freshness into the home you’re leaving behind.
With all of that dealt with, you’re fully prepared to move to your new place and to experience the excitement of your move without a hint of stress.