Moving house can be a stressful time, but there are ways to make the process easier for everyone. Here are six tips to help you with your next move.
Start preparing for your move as early as you can. As soon as the date for your move is set, get organised and make yourself a timeline of what needs to be done, and when. Remember: you don’t want to be packing in a frantic, last-minute rush.
If your new home needs cleaning, minor renovations, or a garden tidy-up, consider getting it done before your moving date. This allows you to walk straight into a fresh new house, without rubbish left behind by the previous owners or small repairs to niggle at your attention from the very first day.
Declutter before you pack so that you’re not taking unwanted items to your new home. This saves you time and money in the long run, because you’re not packing and unpacking things which will later be discarded, and you’re not paying removalists to shift them.
Much of the packing work you’ll need to do yourself, but there are plenty of things willing friends and family can do, from cleaning while you pack to taking kids and dogs out for the day so that you can work unhindered.
Sort your belongings while you pack, and use clearly labelled boxes. This takes a little longer at the start but makes the job much easier when it’s time to put boxes into the correct rooms and unpack them. It’s also worthwhile to have special bags set aside for important documents and the items each family member will need for the first night in a new home.
Hire a professional rubbish removal service to deal with household waste and discarded items. Your time is precious during a move, so don’t squander it by hauling garbage bags and filling skips when there is a cheap, efficient alternative. If you’re located in the greater Sydney area, call Any Rubbish on 0419 635 238 to ask how we can make your move tidy and stress free.