When it comes to buying our dream home or property, many of us dread the moving day itself merely because of the amount of organization that goes into it. The process of planning the day can be overwhelming, but we’ve put together some top tips to make it as hassle-free as possible for you.
Plan ahead in plenty of time:
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When it comes to moving house, you definitely want to avoid making any last-minute arrangements. Chances are the moving process has been a relatively long one as it is, so you should have plenty of time to get everything in order. Try to keep a lot of to-do lists of things that still need to be finalized and check things off as you go.
Choose your removal services carefully
You might think that finding moving services would be the most simple of your tasks, but there’s a lot to think about before making your final decision. Services range from a van that you can rent and drive yourself to ‘moving managers’ who take care of everything. It’s all about the delicate balance between price and quality of service. The best option is often to go with a company like Two Men And A Truck, who provide you with both the van and two of your very own removalists for a hassle-free service. They also offer customers multiple levels of insurance for an extra level of security.
Pack your own ‘essentials’ bag:
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It’s easy to get carried away when packing up your belongings and want to get absolutely everything packed away. But you definitely don’t want to get to the morning of the move and realize that you’ve packed the phone chargers and toothbrushes at the bottom of an unknown box. This is why you need to remember to pack the family an ‘essentials’ bag for the final night at your house. Just think of it like an overnight bag for a sleepover, anything you might need for the last night. It also might be best to pack another change of clothes in this bag for the day after moving in, just in case you can’t bring yourself to sort through the boxes to find everybody’s clothes on moving day.
Keep kids and pets out of the way:
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Let’s be honest, everything is 10x more challenging when you add screaming kids and hyperactive dogs into the mix. Moving day is certainly no exception; it’s especially easy for them to get over-excited when things are a little hectic and all over the place. The best way to avoid this is to organize child or pet care for the day of the move. It might seem like overkill, but it will most likely make everything run much more smoothly for both you and the movers. If this isn’t an option, make sure to have things there to keep the kids entertained and out of the way. Whether this means keeping the handheld consoles as part of your ‘essentials’ bag to take with you on the move over or buying a few extra moving boxes to allow for a fun day of fort building for the kids, try and have a plan in place before the time comes around.
There is no denying that moving house is a big day for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be stressful; we hope that these simple steps can help make your move hassle-free. With the proper measures in place, there is no reason the day can’t go smoothly for everybody involved and get you into your new home in no time at all!