Moving house doesn’t always lend itself to an organized lifestyle. Between delays in getting into your new house, trying to get the whole family to pack everything and working out how to pack and still be able to live in your house the last few days, moving house is pretty disorganized. Once you’ve found the dream house to move into, the real hard work begins. Here’s how you can move house, the organized way.
A good declutter should your first job when you know you’re going to move to a new home. Decluttering is a nice way to sift through all your belongings and work out what still makes you happy and what you still need. If you don’t want some things anymore, there’s no point in packing them up and carting it all to a new house. The more you manage to declutter, the less you’ll have to pack up. Get the whole family to have a pretty brutal thin out of their things, so only the items they love best make it to the new house.
As soon as you have a moving date, you can start packing. Obviously don’t pack the entire house straight away, but think about the things you won’t need between now and the big move and start packing up those. For example, you could pack out of season clothes, pots and pans you don’t use very often (leave enough to feed the family until you move) or encourage the kids to start packing up some of their toys that they use least often. The sooner you start, the easier the packing will be. You can pack up things like ornaments too, or start packing some of your DVDs and books. Pack a box a night, and when moving day comes closer, you can just pack up the last items in a relaxed way, instead of having a mad scramble to pack over the last few days in your current house.
Book Your Movers Early
As soon as you have a moving date, book the movers. Good van lines, book up fast and you don’t want to miss out on your preferred date to move house. Get the company booked so you know that a big task is ticked off.
You can, of course, do your own removals, but a professional moving company makes the whole process a lot less stressful. If the move involves some challenges like narrow doorways, steep staircases or tight corridors, a moving company will be able to tackle these, to save you the stress and the risk of damaging your furniture or your walls.
A moving firm will also be able to make the whole moving process go much faster, so you can get into the new house and start unpacking much sooner than you would if you were struggling in and out with the boxes yourself.
The other bonus of movers is that their insurance should cover you if anything does get broken or damaged, giving you some more peace of mind on your moving day.