Is it time to move to pastures new? Maybe your current home is too big or too small, perhaps it’s too expensive or maybe you’ve finally managed to get a step onto the property ladder and are moving from renting to your first mortgaged home? Whatever the circumstances, moving is an exciting time. The actual process of moving, however, is not so much. In order to make things easier for yourself, here are a few ideas.
Create a ‘moving day bag’
Moving day can be a really long day. Depending on the size of your house, the number of things you own, and how far your move is- it can actually end up stretching over a number of days. This means that for a chunk of time, all of your stuff is boxed up, and you don’t know where anything is and for this reason, it can be really stressful. Do yourself a favor and plan out some essentials that you’ll need easy access to on the day, and put these in a separate bag before you start packing. Things like your phone charger, some snacks, bin bags, toilet paper, and other essentials will all be well appreciated on the day. It saves you from having to rummage around in bags and boxes that have already been packed and sealed.
The packing process takes longer than you think. Once you know you’re going to be moving, it’s worth making a start on the packing so you can give yourself as much time as possible. As well as items in the house, consider your attic, basement, shed, garage, and other areas in the home that will take a long time to sort through and box up. Consider that you will need to take apart some pieces of furniture to move them, and also how much stuff you’ll need to either throw away, give away or sell. Listing items to get rid of can all take time. On top of this you’ll need to make any repairs and clean the home you’re moving out of ready for the next homeowner or tenant. If you have the budget, have a cleaning company come in and do this for you once all of your stuff is out since it saves you a huge job that way! Start by packing up non-essential items, if you don’t have the space to store boxes you could always look for a local storage area to keep them until you’re ready. That way, when moving day comes everything is already boxed and ready to be moved into the new place.
A new home is a fresh start, and so it’s nice to have certain items brand new to use in the new property. Things like pillows and duvets, towels, bedding sets, crockery, cushions and other decorative pieces are all ideas. Store them away and then when you move you have nice sparkly new items to use which can be a huge novelty in a new home. Picture the first night in your new property- a hot bath with fresh new towels and into bed with new bedding. Bliss!