6 Step Checklist for Making Moving Home Stress-Free

Because you need a plan for Moving Day!

Moving to a beautiful new home is an exciting time – the actual moving day can be more stressful than fun! For even the most calm and carefree people, the process of moving can mean a day of stress, sweat and tears. To help you out, we’ve put together some tips together below to help you conquer any moving day panic!

1. Things To Organise First

Before you can begin, first remember to transfer your utilities over to your new home and inform your service providers of your change of address. You can also start collecting packing materials as soon as possible so you are ready when the time comes.

2. Book the Professionals

Hiring professional movers can be costly but before you dismiss the idea, we suggest you consider the amount of time and physical labour they will save you. More importantly, they will arrive with their own transport which makes moving large furniture and bulky items so much easier.

3. Write Down A Plan

The key to an efficient moving day is to go in with a plan. Like any big project, things will seem much more manageable once you break it down into several smaller components.
Start by sorting everything you own into three categories: keep, donate and throw away. Moving to a new house is a great excuse to free yourself of all the clutter you have accrued – and remember everything you choose to get rid of is one less thing to lift!
Next, pack room by room to ensure all related belongings stay together. Assign every family member to a specific room or task to avoid double handling and getting in each other’s way.

4. Labels Matter

Every box needs a label. Preferably, these labels should be as detailed as possible and include the box’s contents and the room it needs to go to. These labels will prove vital when unpacking and they also allow any professionals or extra helpers to know where things go without needing to ask.

5. Pack Your Essentials Together

In an ideal world, the actual process of moving will only take a day. However, unpacking will likely take a lot longer. To save you from searching through stacks of boxes for one item, you should always pack a separate bag with all your essentials. Include everything you will need straight away, i.e. bedding, toiletries, medication and device chargers. You might also want to include some ‘just in case’ items too, for example, batteries and snacks.

6. Things To Remember

• Light items should rest on top of heavy ones, never vice versa
• Try to have packing boxes in a variety of sizes
• Wrap fragile items in bubble-wrap
• Use plastic, cardboard or old blankets to protect fragile furniture
• If you can, transport clothes on their hangers to save you time later
• Have everything packed BEFORE the actual moving day

We hope this helped give you some handy ideas for how to make moving day less about stress and more about fun! If you are looking to move into your dream home, why not check out our wide range of modern home designs here, we have several options for any block [and family] size!

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