When it comes to moving homes, being organised can help to relieve a lot of stress and needless work that could be avoided. You may think that you are not an organised person, but it really is easy and requires only a little effort, and if it can help with moving homes, it surely is worth the effort. Instead of leaving everything until the last minute, plan ahead of time, and this effort can actually help to reduce the amount of work that you need to do. It is all about working smarter, not working harder!
Make Yourself a List and a Plan
You will need to make yourself a list of things that you need to do, as well as things that you will need for the move. Try and get on as much as you can think of, but you can also add to this at a later date if you miss something off it. You will need to think of things such as;
• Moving Boxes
• Packing Material
• Packing Tape
• Marker Pens
• Cancelling Utilities, Direct Debits, and Informing All companies of your move
• Forwarding your Mail
When you have worked out your list of everything that you will need and everything that you have to do, you can then work out a schedule to get everything packed and ready to go. It is very easy to source affordable moving boxes, so with the aid of the internet, sourcing all of the supplies you will need should be simple.
Working Out a Schedule for Packing
If you plan ahead of your move, then it is possible to pack up a lot of non-essential items ahead of time, which will save you doing so on the day of your move. There are many things that can be packed and stored away until the day of your move.
• Out of season clothes
• Games, Toys, DVD’s, Books
• Tools and Garden Equipment
• Bed Sheets and Towels (These can also be used as packing material)
• Unused crockery and kitchen utensils
As long as you make sure that you keep the basics such as pots, pans, plates, glasses and cutlery, you will still be able to get by okay. There are obviously things that will not be able to pack until the day of the move and usually one of the last packed items is the kettle and cups! You need not to rush your packing and try and get it done all in one day, so you can make sure that you pack everything well. Use plenty of packing material and pack your heavier items at the bottom of the box. When the box is packed and is not too heavy, seal it properly and take your marker pen, write down a brief description of the contents, and the room they came from, and this will save you a lot of time when unpacking at the other end.
The Day of your Move
When it comes to the day of your move, as you have been so organised and packed ahead of time, although there will be work to do, there will be nowhere near as much. You will be able to start loading the vehicle with all of your pre-packed boxes, as well as your furniture, and slowly work through the rest of your house emptying all of the contents. Before you know it you will be unpacked in your new home feeling a lot better for being so organised, hopefully so organised that the drinks are on ice ready for you to put your feet up!