Moving is stressful. In fact, it is among the most daunting tasks you can ever undertake. You have to pack your belongings, hire movers, and ensure that your items are delivered safely to the destination. If you know the right steps, you can plan your move to become efficient and simpler.
The following tips should help you plan your home removal to make it easier and more efficient.
Packing all your belongings can soon become overwhelming when you include items that you no longer need. You can make the task easier by getting rid of all the clutter.
Pack the Least Used Items
Once you have removed the clutter, start by packing the items you use the least.
- You can start by packing the items kept in your garage and attic
- If some of the items are already stored in boxes, make sure to label them
- Next, pack the items that are not used daily, including artwork, books, and movies
When it comes to packing, it is recommended to follow these tips:
- Pack all the off-season items. For example, when you are moving in the summer, you can pack all your winter clothing in advance.
- Use a unique colour-coded label for each room in your new home
- Ask the movers to place the boxes in the centre of the room
- Label each box on top and two sides
It is recommended to start packing as far in advance as you can. Usually, you should know about a move months or weeks in advance.
Create a spreadsheet that keeps track of the contents of all your boxes. This can be helpful to you to find specific items at the destination. It is also recommended to label boxes with numbers, with the spreadsheet having details of the contents in each numbered box.
Create a Moving Folder
Create a folder to hold all the important documents related to your move. It is recommended to store hard copies of all the documents. This includes:
- New address
- Purchase or rental papers
- Moving contract
Chances are you may need relevant information during the planning phase or the move.
Booking Movers as Early as Possible
It is recommended to book movers as early as possible. It will also be good to hire professionals such as cleaners and painters to work on your house, as early as possible. If you wait to book your moving company in time, you can expect the costs to rise.
Schedule All the Utilities
When you have finalised your moving dates, you should make arrangements to schedule utility services at your new house. The arrangements should be made in time and make sure to maintain records of the requests. You should also take steps to stop utility services at your current house.
So, it is recommended to follow these steps when planning your home removal. They should help save time, make your move more efficient, and prevent any hassles. If you need help with moving your home, office, or warehouse, feel free to contact Monarch Removals. You can call us at 1300 947 475 or send us a message.