Moving house can be an exciting time for you and your family. After all, you’re moving to a new place, perhaps a place with more opportunities and more memorable times ahead. But preparing for a move can be a nerve-wracking endeavour, and it’s easy to make mistakes due to a lack of foresight. When preparing for a move, there are certain things you should remember. Are you wondering how your move can be easier and more stress-free? Here’s how.
De-clutter in advance
Before packing anything, go through your entire home first and see which items need to be disposed of. What you wouldn’t want is to pack something and then end up just throwing it away once you arrive at your new place. Sort through all your things before packing anything – do this about two weeks prior to your move. Check everywhere – your loft, cellar, outbuildings (if any), shed and garden, garage, etc.
Imagine your new place – and where everything will go
In order to be properly organised, you also have to think about where everything will go when you arrive at your new home. Have a detailed picture of your new home’s floor plan, and imagine where various items should be placed. If you can, ask for each room’s dimensions from the previous owner so you will have a better idea of where to place items, especially big items. It’s better to do this as soon as possible so that if you need to dispose of certain items because they won’t fit, you can still sell them at a good price.
Do you need help?
You also have to determine early on whether you need help or whether you can do it all on your own. Of course, if you have only a certain number of belongings, you can just ask for help from a few family members or friends, or just hire a man and van service. But if you have a lot of items, especially bulky or unwieldy items, it may be a good idea to seek help from a more professional removals service. Just think about it: are you really willing and able to lug all your possessions by yourself? One question you should also ask yourself is: how many rooms do you have, counting outbuildings, sheds, garages, and gardens? If you have too many items, get help from an expert removals firm such as removals Cheltenham companies like Advanced Removals & Storage. With the right removals firm, you can do away with the physical and mental stress of moving.
Once you have sorted out the above-mentioned factors, it’s time to pack. To do this properly, make sure you have quality materials. You should have more than enough materials like boxes, tissue paper, and bubble wrap. Label your boxes appropriately, and try not to over-pack or overload your boxes.