Many congratulations on your new home… Now all you have to do is pack the entire house into boxes without breaking anything and wait for moving day! It’s a daunting task to pack away sometimes years and years of possessions, put them in an lorry and unpack it all at your new home! Here are a few of Direct Moves Esate Agents tips on making movinga little less stressful:-
Be ruthless! Throw away, sell, re-cycle and donate. Do you really need all those plates, mugs and saucepans? Anything that has been lurking in the back of your cupboard for years really doesn’t need to come with you to your new home!
Sort through every wardrobe, cupboard and draw and put into piles all the clothes you want to keep, donate, re-cycle or even sell. Websites like EBay are fantastic places to sell those items of clothing which you no longer need but are too good to just throw away. The Market Place on Facebook is also good for posting any household items you would like to sell and it’s free to place an advert.
In the high tech world of today, nearly every household will have computers, TV’s, Wi-Fi routers, video games consoles, DVD/blue ray players and more! It’s a great idea to take a photo of the back of each one so you can remember which wire goes into where when setting them up into your new home.
Put together a moving day box. Put in essential items such as coffee/tea, kettle, mugs, toilet roll, phone charger and cleaning products etc
Book in your moving company as early as possible. Moving companies are busiest at weekends so it may be beneficial to look at moving on a week day, it’s often cheaper too!
Call your cable, internet, electricity, and gas providers at least a week ahead of your move to figure out when you need to shut everything off.
Change your address ahead of time. Don’t forget to change the address on things like your diving licence or if your pet is chipped, don’t forget to change the address! These are things many people forget to do on top of the usual address changes.
Pack a first night box! Items such as bedding, towels, toiletries, a change of clothes and for those with animals, pet food and bedding to keep your furry friends happy too. At least then if you don’t even manage to unpack one box the day you move in, at least you can get a decent night’s sleep and wake refreshed to tackle it all the next day!