Moving house is a monumental experience. Whenever you go through it in life, it’s going to be a strenuous occasion. You may approach home removals full of gusto, anticipating that it’s all going to go swimmingly. That’s the right attitude to have. But your house removal won’t go according to plan if you don’t take the appropriate steps beforehand. You’ve got to put things in place to make it happen. Only by planning your move, taking care of all the appropriate steps, will you be able to enjoy a hassle-free house move. That is ultimately what everyone wants. Keep the faith – it can be achieved.
Create a plan of action
Don’t go into your move just expecting to wing it. You need to come up with a plan of action. Know what you’re going to accomplish each and every day. Start with it in your mind, then set out to achieve it. Create a to-do list or print out a snazzy planner on your computer – whatever floats your boat. Stick it somewhere where you’re going to see it first thing in the morning and then the last thing at night. Tick it off once the task has been completed. It’s important to leave yourself plenty of time and do little by little. Don’t let the situation overwhelm you or get on top of you. Create a plan of action, then act and get things done.
Decide upon whether or not you’re going to get any help
This is a major part of your house move. It’s this step that can affect how hassle-free your move really is. You need to decide how much help you’re going to get. You need to make a decision as to whether or not you’re going to hire any moving services. Most people do. They either hire a removal company or a man with a van. There are pros to hiring both. But whatever your decision may be, it’s important you hire a team of professional movers. You want your move to be in good hands. You want the moving team you hire to reduce your stress levels, not add to the hassle due to their own incompetence. So, take some time to do your research. Make some calls. Speak to companies directly. Only when you’re happy should you proceed. It’s also worth asking some friends and family if they can get on board. The more hands on deck, the easier the process will tend to be.
Sort out packing
Packing is one of the most arduous and tedious aspects of a house move. Yet it’s a process that you must get around to at some point. It’s best to pack systematically. Do this and it won’t seem like such a massive task. Go from room to room. Pack larger items first. Then tackle your smaller possessions.
When you pack, go crazy with your label maker. Label the things you pack away. Definitely ensure you label boxes. Pack items that are similar to each other together. This will save you time when unpacking. You’ll be able to quickly move everything into the right place, thus reducing any hassle when you’re in your new place.
Pack an essentials box
Although this might seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many people overlook this. Don’t pack away things you’re going to need before you move. Pack an essential box you can keep dipping into.
Take photos of your old place so you know what condition you left it in. Also, take photos of the back of your TV and any wiring. It’ll help you set things up quicker when in your new place.