Moving is never an easy task. Seeing that it can be difficult for most, a lot of people have unfortunately failed to take other people’s advice when it comes to moving. It can be a challenging task, but as with anything it can be managed by knowing what steps you need to take in the moving process and being able to handle any emergencies along the way. Here is a list of ten essential steps to remember in organising a move.
- Plan the move way ahead
As with anything, make sure to not do anything in a rush or as a last-minute resort. Moving requires months, at least three, of planning in coordinating with your movers, your new home space, and everything else. Make a timeline calendar of all the things that you need to do so that you’ll be able to spread things out evenly depending on how long one task takes to do.
- Plan your relocation strategy
The planning stage should include how you’ll transfer your furniture and household equipment from your old house to the new one. If you’re lucky enough to have friends willing to lend their cars for a day or two for the move, you’ll be able to save a lot of storage space for the movers.
Speaking about movers, you might need to hire a removal service to help you in handling larger pieces. Local removals in Cheltenham, Gloucester, and Tetbury offer affordable prices depending on your location. Some removal services can lend you a hand in the packing process so that you won’t have to think about the hassle the packing and unpacking will bring.
- Take inventory
Keep a checklist of all the things that you’ll be moving. One of the many mistakes people do during a move is not having a list of their stuff and losing track of what they have before and after changing houses. Correctly labelling your items from the least fragile to the most fragile can help you determine which items go to the movers and which things you will leave. Breakable objects should be appropriately wrapped in packaging paper or stuff them inside small boxes.
- Take just what you need
Changing house is often used as an opportunity for lazy homeowners to get rid of some stuff they’ve been holding on to but never really got around to using. Not to point any fingers, but if you’re planning on ditching a few extra stools or old kitchen supplies, now would be the time.
- Do a background check on your new home
As with your mover, you also need to do a background check on your new home. Knowing if it has an accessible driveway or if it’s far from city traffic are good points for research. Movers don’t want to be stuck in traffic too much with a truckload of chairs and tables and neither should you. Consider also if your place already has active phone lines and internet connection so that you won’t have to worry too much about being out of reach because of the move.