12/07/2019

4 Things No One Will Tell You About Moving

Moving home is an exciting and daunting time for families. Yes, you’ll have a new place to call your own. It would be bigger and have a garden and it’s simply everything your family needs and wants. But, you still need to get everything you own to your new home and that can be a stressful time for everyone. Moving takes months of planning, packing labeling and checking.

Here are the four things no one will ever tell you about moving home and they’ll make your life and your move, so much simpler:

Declutter

In an ideal world, no one would gather up years and years of stuff they just don’t need. But it happens to everyone. And while we all think that we’ll declutter every time we clean, that simply doesn’t happen. If you have not already started decluttering your home when you begin to pack you need to stop! First, declutter your home then you pack. Packing and decluttering at the same time does not work, you’ll only end up packing things you should be throwing out. Once you’ve decluttered your home you can start packing. This way you can also declutter further when you’re packing.

Valuables

A few days before your move take a box or two of items which are close to your heart and leave them with a trusted friend. These things would include family heirlooms, jewellery, and any other items which you consider to be special. When you do this you are reducing the possibility of those special items going missing. The last thing you want to happen is to find out that grandma’s wedding ring was long in the move.

Dismantle

If you’re wondering why this made the list, it’s really no secret. Taking apart large items will take you longer than you thought to dismantle. And if you think about it, there are actually quite a few items in your house which need to be taken apart. If you have a baby or toddler, you need to dismantle their bed. Do you own a chest of drawers? That would also need to be taken apart. Depending on how many bigger items you own you might want to start dismantling them sooner rather than later. Give yourself a good day or two just for those items.

Survival Kit

When you arrive at your new home you will want easy access to everyday items. The last thing you need to run around looking for a kettle to make a cup of coffee. Set aside two or three boxes to make up a moving survival kit. Pack in a few plates, cutlery, coffee mugs, and glasses. Then remember that you also want to make sure you have cold drink, coffee, paper towels, dish soap, and other kitchen necessities at the ready. Also, think about the bathroom must-haves and bedding for your first night in your new home. This will make your transition much easier. Another great idea is to pack in an emergency kit, just in case you encounter a few cuts and scrapes. These boxes are easily packed into your car on the day of your move and should be the first to go into your new home.