Moving house is one of the most stressful experiences we go through in our lives. This is why we only tend to do it three or four times and no more. Packing up all of your belongings and leaving one pad to venture to a new one sounds simple. However, there’s a mortgage to organize, a real estate agent to instruct and a lawyer to employ. These individuals take over the home purchase process for you, and relinquishing this control to other people can be tough. By moving day, it should hopefully be smooth sailing as monies have been transferred, you are all packed and you are eager to get settled into your new dwelling. Take a look at how you can remain organized on moving day.
Get packed Early
Forget waking up on the morning of your move to envisage packing the last few boxes. This is way too last minute. You need to be packed up with at least a week to go. If you and your partner both work full time and you have a needy brood to look after, you don’t have to consider doing it all yourself. If you don’t want to be snowed under with brown boxes, brown tape and bubble wrap, consider employing the services of movers that have a specialist packing service. This means they will come to your home and package up your entire life room by room with excellent packing materials and fully labeled boxes. You don’t have to lift a finger.
Hire Your Removals Company Early
Forget about calling around removals firms with just a few days before you are meant to be shipping out of your pad. Pencil in a date with a reputable moving company early on. This way, you can head online and check out the reviews of local companies to ensure that you have minimum chance of breakages en route. You want a firm that is reliable and trustworthy. Ask family and friends if they have any recommendations. Word of mouth feedback is still by far the best form of review, especially for a removals firm.
Make A List
If you love a good list, you will enjoy making a to-do list the evening before your big day. However, if you aren’t much of a list maker, you need to quickly learn the joys of ticking off tasks as they are completed. Make a list prioritizing and ordering what needs to be done. When are you going to call your lawyer, phone the bank, check up on progress with your removals firm, pack your essentials box, feed the kids and get the cat into her crate. List every task you need to complete no matter how small. This can allow you to plan your day more efficiently and will leave less room for panic as fewer unforeseen circumstances arise. If the transfer of monies is taking a little longer than expected, don’t worry. Keep chasing your property lawyer and keep hold of the house keys until the transaction is completed. If you blow a tire on the way to your new home, take a deep breath. You will get to your new pad eventually.
Moving home is stressful, but you can limit the tension by following this guide and being organized ready for moving day.