Moving house is well known as one of the most stressful times in someone’s life. Between things you need to add to your to-do list and the excitement of your new home, it can be easy to get a bit lost in it all. This means that it can be too easy to forget some of the important things you should think about when moving home.
Have a look below at some of the key things you should think about when moving house:
One of the more boring but needed areas of moving home is the paperwork that comes with it. You need to make sure you have the relevant paperwork signed and sent off in order to make things run smoothly. It’s a good idea to look for a reliable property law firm that is able to deal with all the legal side of moving. Make sure you do your research online before committing. You may find that your estate agent is able to make a recommendation. It’s a good idea to keep any paperwork in a house folder and includes things such as your utility bills once these are set up.
Packing can be overly complicated by some people. It can very often be a bit of a mess and not organized. It’s essential that you put a bit of planning into your packing in order for it to run smoothly at the other end. Think about getting the correct boxes, color coding and labeling your boxes. This way you can ensure the right boxes go in the right rooms on the other side of the move. Plus you can identify any essential items to unpack first and fragile items that risk getting broken if not handled properly.
When moving home an important part is the actual moving day. Have a think about how far you’re moving, how long it will take and how you’re going to move everything. Will you be moving things yourself or are you considering using a moving company? Either way, you need to make sure you have an idea of the route and the time it is going to take.
Putting Essentials To One Side
It’s a good idea to think about packing yourself an essentials box when moving. Think about adding items that you are likely to need during the move or once you’re there such as mugs for a cup of tea or scissors for opening boxes. Packing an overnight bag is a good idea too as you don’t want to be rifling through countless boxes to find your toothbrush and a change of clothes. Some things to include:
- Change of clothes
- Tea, coffee and cups
- A few pieces of cutlery
- Phone chargers
- A portable speaker (listening to music could help with the unpacking)
- Kids toys, although arranging for the kids to stay at relatives for the night might be better
This short guide should help you on your way to a smooth moving day. Do you have any other tips that you can share in the comments below?