Firstly, congratulations on your new home! 🙂
We have some ideas and useful advices to make your big task easier and more simple; packing, boxing and being ready for moving. Here is our guides and advices for moving. We know exactly, moving is really tiring, complicated and regularly listed as one of life’s most stressful events. We were in a similar situation several times.
It is important to do all you can to make sure it does not become an overwhelming experience.
So sit back, grab a snack and read our tips! 😉
1. Take your time
Giving yourself plenty of time will allow you to organise a schedule to ensure you designate sufficient time to complete each item on your task list and collect all the necessary materials you will need for your move.
Beginning this process as soon as possible will give you time to purge any unwanted possessions, so you only take what you need with you to your new home. You will also have time to make a full inventory for each packing box to simplify your unpacking.
Starting early with your preparations will help to make sure you don’t exhaust yourself trying to fit too many tasks into a short space of time. If you want a stress-free house move, it is best to pace yourself – don’t leave it all to the last minute.
2. Be flexible
With so many different parties involved with moving house things will not always go to plan, so it is important to be flexible to changes during this time to keep stress levels down. By getting started on your tasks early this should give you some breathing room to re-think how to temporarily progress if you do meet any obstacles.
It may be worth having a backup plan and a list of the jobs you have to complete, allowing you to bring forward other tasks if something gets postponed so you keep up your productivity.
3. Create a document box, moving file
Store all important documents, such as passports, house deeds, wills and insurance papers in one box or file to ensure easy access. Keep this file in a save place, in your purse or bag where you can find it easily and you will not pack it in a box.
It may also be a good idea to create electronic copies of important documents by scanning and saving them onto a computer.
4. Use moving checklist
It pays to be organised during this busy time, so take a look at our moving checklist for a comprehensive guide on what you will need to do and consider, and at what stage you will need to do them, when moving house.
Our checklist will help make sure the entire process of moving house runs smoothly, right up until you are settled into your new home.
5. Visit your new area
If you are moving to somewhere you are not familiar with, visit the local neighbourhood and have a walk around the area. This can make the transition to your new house less overwhelming and you can begin to feel at home in your new town.
It will also allow you to find the closest shops so you will know where to go to stock up on necessities during your first few busy days.