Boxes upon boxes, more tape then you can imagine and everything you own waiting to be packed. It sounds pretty daunting doesn’t it? Everyone knows it, packing is one of the most demanding and difficult tasks you have when it comes to moving homes. There are ways however to make this task a little easier for yourself with basic planning and organisational skills which will get you to your new place before you know it. Below are a few tips to help you with this process, so get your music playlist ready and let’s crack on.
There is a lot to and sometimes it can be hard just to figure out where to start. Plan everything, give yourself a starting point and a daily goal of where you need to be. A great place to start with your plan is obtaining your moving materials. Get stocked up with boxes, bubble wrap and a life time worth of tape (you can never have too much).
As soon as your move is confirmed it is never too early to get the ball rolling, start with a spare room or a garage for example. Once that is complete start to move around your house ticking off your plan list as you go. Planning is essential, use it as a timeline to work with your personal schedule.
Homes can always accumulate things that you don’t really need over the years and there is never a better time for a good old clear out. Whether it’s the old fish tank for the fish you no longer have or the clothes you no longer wear, try to pack as light as you can. This will only speed up the process of unpacking when your move date arrives. You never know there may be things that you can sell to help out with the financial factor of moving. If not a charity box for your local charity shop will never go a miss.
Manage your Expectations
Getting everything packed is a massive accomplishment but unfortunately it is not the end game. Make sure you manage your expectations for when you arrive at your new home and when the unpacking process begins. Have an essentials box for the useful items that you will need as soon as you arrive and an overnight bag for everyone in the family. When loading make sure they are the last things in the van so they are easily accessible.
Unless you want the job of moving everything yourself, you can find professional removal companies easily online. Always remember that the cheapest isn’t always the best option for you. Get quotes, use comparison sites such as Shiply to help you out. This way you can give yourself an estimate of what you will be paying and decipher what removal company fits your personal needs. Comparison sites also tend to have feedback from customers, so read through them, how was their experience?
Packing is tedious, everyone knows it but you can make it fun! Put on your favourite album, stick the radio on, listen to an eBook. Dance your way to your goals and reward yourself for completing them.