Whether this is your first move or you’ve moved house several times in the past, preparing your home for a move and be a stressful time. One study even found that people rank moving home as more stressful than starting a new job and divorce.
If moving house in on the cards for the near future then you’re no doubt looking out for some good moving advice. Well, panic not, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a closer look at what you can do to help get your home ready for the big move.
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Make an Inventory
The first thing you’ll want to do is to make a moving inventory. This is going to save you a lot of stress and surprises later on. You’re going to need to delve into every nook and cranny of your house and make a list of everything have.
This list is going to be the foundation of your moving operation. Once you’ve listed everything you need to decide what you’re taking with you, what you’re throwing away, and what you intend to sell.
You’ll want to take photos of anything valuable that you’ll be moving with you as proof of condition just in case they get damaged when they’re in the mover’s custody.
Declutter Your Home
Now it’s time to work through what you’re not taking with you. Old and unwanted clothes, furniture, and other household items can be recycled or donated to charity shops.
If you’re looking to make a little money to help with the moving costs, organizing a yard sale or listing items online is a great way to get rid of unwanted items.
Pack up Your Home
Hopefully, all you have left now is everything you’re taking with you to your new home. Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time for packing, as it’s important to pack carefully.
- Ensure you have adequate packing supplies
- Be sure to organize all the items you intend to pack together
- Make sure fragile items are protected (bubble wrap/packing paper)
- Any larger or awkwardly shaped items should be wrapped in moving blankets
- Make sure everything is labeled
It’s important to check with the moving company if they are any specialty or oversized items that they won’t move. Make sure you pack these items separately.
You can either transport them yourself or find a specialty moving company service such as Inner City Moving & Storage Company that will move them for you.
Stay on Top With This Moving Advice
By following this moving advice, you’ll have your home ready for the moving company in next to no time.
When dealing with such a stressful and demanding task it’s important to be methodical and systematic. That’s why we recommend starting with the inventory and going from there. Good luck!
Be sure to take a look at the rest of our blogs for more tips for in and around the home.