Congratulations on the purchase of your new home! Now that the paperwork is signed, all that’s left is to pack your belongings and move into your new house.
But before you can enjoy your new home, you have to go through the challenge of sorting and packing your belongings as needed to ensure that everything gets to its destination in one piece. That itself is a challenge, especially if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to throw out your things.
And so, to help you with the process, here are a few essential tips to help you move house without the hassle:
Clear Your Schedule
Going through your belongings take a lot of time to do. So, it is best to clear your entire schedule. Book at least a week off work and avoid making plans with your friends for a short while to help yourself get around to packing your belongings.
Along with clearing your schedule, stock up on supplies you will need. That can include suitcases, boxes, scissors, tape, and markers among others.
Now that you have all that time for yourself, it is now time to face that mountain of belongings that need to be packed and ready to go.
After years of living in your current home, you start to notice that you have accumulated a large number of items. Your new home may not have enough room for everything, and it will take more time than necessary for you to pack away your extra things.
To address this, go over your things and separate them into two piles: one for things you want to take with you, and another for the ones you want to dispose of.
If you have gently used clothes, consider donating it to charity or giving it to your friends who want it. As for appliances, toss out that broken coffee maker, and sell your old washer if you feel like it’s time to get a new one.
Decluttering gets rid of your extra belongings and makes pack up a lot easier.
Plan What will go Where
Get your hands on a floor plan of your new house and your old one. Next, on the old floor plan, put a label where everything is located. Finally, use the new floor plan to decide what will go where. This can help you remember where you want to put your large furniture, and to help you and your pals when it’s time to unload the truck.
Taking the time to plan out where your things will go can help save you time and effort from having to decide where the boxes should go.
Start Packing as Early as Possible
Start boxing and sorting your belongings as soon as you can. Doing this can help prevent lost items and ensure that you don’t leave anything behind.
It’s a good idea to pack as you declutter. That way, you will be killing two birds with one stone. If you need a little extra help, then a trusted moving company could be a good call. It also helps you maximise your time more efficiently.
Keep Essentials in Your Car
You won’t be able to unpack everything in one day. You also don’t want to end up needing something and not have access to it, like your toothbrush.
Pack a bag with all of your essential documents, beddings, chargers, and medications among others and keep it with you in your car.
You should also pack away some kitchen necessities like coffee, sugar, cream, maybe even some tea. That way, you can sleep comfortably and get right back to unpacking in the morning.
Label your Boxes Clearly
Nothing is worse than ending up with a bunch of mystery boxes when you’re unpacking. Take the time to label each box accordingly from the top and on the side. That way, you know where each box needs to go when it’s time to unpack and where your dining plates are located.
Open Boxes as Soon as Possible
Once you’ve unpacked your clothes and everything else you need on a daily basis, you are left with the seldom-used items still in their boxes.
Now, it is very tempting to let them be because you don’t need them. But as time passes, the box will sit there, and you will soon forget about it. Eventually, you won’t remember if you were able to pack it and take it with you or if you left it behind.
Moving companies offer services that help you to transport your belongings seamlessly. But if you don’t have the budget for it, it’s a better idea to have some friends help you with the move, and hire a one-way removal truck hire. This puts you in charge of your belongings, spend time with your buddies, and save you a few hundred dollars in the process.