Moving to a new home is often the start of a new chapter in your life and although there is anticipation and excitement, it is also something that many of us find very stressful.
The aim is to try and successfully move to your new home with as little disruption to your life as possible and this is something that can be achieved with proper planning.
Good organization is the key
The fundamental key to a successful move is good organization as without this in place, you will almost certainly end up with problems and delays.
Set your moving date so that you can have a good few weeks at least, in order to get things set and ready at your new home if any work needs to be done and you can also arrange services to be terminated at your old home and connected at your new one.
If you need electrical work to be done like some lights fitted or new sockets for example, you may need to find a contractor at electricalconnection.com to get a quote and arrange for the work to be done when you can access to the property.
Make a checklist of all the things you need to do as this will help to keep the stress levels down and it will also reduce the odds of you forgetting to do or arrange something that needed to be done before moving in.
When you are arranging to pack things away ready for the move, it can be a great stress-buster if you arrange to take a picture of the wiring configuration for the back of your TV and other appliances where it is not immediately obvious where everything is connected.
When you are re-installing your appliances after the move, it is then much easier to refer to the photo and save time and aggravation by just copying the configuration used before.
Time for a spring clean
Moving home is the perfect opportunity to have a spring clean and get rid of any items you no longer need as well as preparing what you are taking with you.
You can choose to sell some of your unwanted items online or locally to raise a bit of extra cash towards your moving expenses or you might want to donate some items to a local charity. There is little point paying to move items that you no longer use or want, so put these unwanted items to one side in preparation for getting rid of them.
Another useful thing to do would be to send any curtains and rugs that you are taking with you, to some professional cleaners.
This means that they will be fresh and neatly packed ready to box up and take to your new home, giving you a fresh start in more ways than one.
Organize your boxes
A good method for making the moving out and moving in process go more smoothly is to have a system that works by organizing your boxes.
The first thing to do would be to make a floorplan of your new home and consider using a color code for each room on the plan.
The reason for doing this is that when you are packing your boxes, if you fill them with items for the bathroom or the kitchen for example, putting a colored sticker on the box that corresponds with the color allocated to each room, will ensure that the boxes are immediately put into the correct room, which makes unpacking a whole lot easier.
Using a system like this is also a good discipline for making sure you don’t pack the boxes randomly, which will leave you hunting for items weeks after you move I, if you do that.
Pack an emergency box
The first 24 hours after you move in are always extremely hectic and no matter how organized you are, it is still challenging to find some basic items that you might want to use, like some tea and coffee.
If you pack an emergency box that contains some basic supplies and other items that you might need to get by during the first day in your new home, it will mean that you can take a break and make a much-needed coffee without hunting around for the kettle.
Moving home is often considered to be one of the most stressful events in our life, but there are certainly some things you can do to keep the blood pressure under control.
Steven Peter has been in the removals industry all his working life. Working for other companies before building his own business he has worked with both residential and commercial clients getting them moved successfully.