It’s for good reason that moving house is one of the top ten most stressful processes a human can go through. It can be made a lot simpler with a bit of smart thinking and planning, though. Here’s how it’s done.
Ideally you should start at least eight weeks before your actual move. If you’re moving to Brisbane, for example, pin down the best home removals services in Brisbane and get them booked in. Start cancelling your subscriptions, order your packing boxes and advise people of your new address. Jot everything down in a planner – if you tell the bank on March 3 that you’re moving, make a note of this date and the name of the person you spoke to.
Moving is the best time to declutter, so take a deep breath and dive in. Divide your possessions into keep, donate, recycle, bin and sell. This will lighten your eventual load when it comes to moving day.
If you’re planning to sell any items, then save a day or two to list them all on a selling site – you never know, you might make enough to pay for the removal service!
Once you’ve cleared some space, you should start the big clean-up. Fill holes in the walls, paint over those scuffs, deep-clean the carpets. It often pays to get the professionals in here.
Insure your valuables
Even though you’ve got the most reliable home removals services in Brisbane, things can still go wrong, so take out extra insurance for your valuables.
Label and number each box
So, for example, you have “Kitchen 1/15, 2/15” and so on (up to 15/15 here, obviously). This makes it easier to keep track of your boxes so you don’t find out one’s gone missing a week after you’ve actually moved. You can put the more vital items in 1/15 and 2/15 so you know which to open first.
Another good tip is to take a photo of the inside of each box once it’s packed, just in case you need to make an insurance claim.
Get together a moving day bug-out bag
Your ideal MDBOB should include your phones, all your chargers, cleaning sprays and cloths, a box cutter, towels, soaps, spare clothes, plasters, spare lightbulbs, basic cooking equipment, pet food, high-protein snacks (the last thing you need is low blood sugar!), bottled water and bin bags.
You should also have cash and your debit cards handy because there’s always at least one emergency purchase, from a new cat-carrier to a bottle of Champagne.