Whilst finding a new home is an exciting experience, the process of actually moving into it can be very stressful. Even the most organised of people may find it challenging to sort through and pack away every single item they own. Here are some top tips on how to make this situation less daunting and have a hassle-free house move.
Ask for help
When preparing for a move, many people struggle to delegate; this may be because they believe they can do a better job of packing by themselves or because they don't want to burden anyone else with this task. However the reality is that enlisting the help of others will make the packing process much faster and a lot less stressful.
In most cases, friends and family will be happy to offer their support (particularly if you promise to provide them with a celebratory takeaway and drink at the end of their work day!). If you do decide to ask for assistance, make sure to assign each person a specific list of tasks, so that everyone knows exactly what they are supposed to be doing at all times.
Look after important paperwork
It's always a sensible idea to keep essential documents, such as passports, birth certificates, bank records and house deeds, separate from the rest of your possessions when packing everything up. There's nothing quite as upsetting as realising that you've misplaced a crucial piece of paperwork during a house move. Save yourself the hassle of having to replace these types of items by keeping them on your person during the journey to your new home.
Some people also prefer to pack goods with a high monetary value such as artwork, collectibles and jewellery separately too, and take them to the new property themselves, rather than putting them into the mover's truck with their other belongings.
However, this is not necessarily the best option, particularly if the items in question are quite fragile and therefore more likely to be damaged during transit. Professional removalists will have the know-how and experience needed to transport delicate, valuable goods without scratching or breaking them.
Pack a box of 'first day' essentials
By the end of the moving process you will most likely be too exhausted to do any unpacking. The last thing you'll want to do is rummage through dozens of boxes in search of something basic, such as a jar of coffee or a toothbrush. This is why it's important to stow away a box of essential bits and bobs that you will need during the first day or two of living in your new home. Things like toilet tissue, toothpaste, soap, tea and instant coffee, a kettle and a few snacks, along with cups, cutlery and perhaps a portable radio should be enough keep you going until the following morning.
For more moving tips, contact a company like Price's Removals.
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