Moving house can be both stressful and time-consuming, but fortunately you can do something about that – the sooner you start making plans, the easier it will be! There are several basic tips that you need to keep in mind when moving from one home to another:
Step 1: De-clutter And Clean Your Home
The first thing you need to do after you have decided to move is to de-clutter and clean your current home, as this will make it a lot easier for you to pack your belongings – and it will also be easier for the moving company to remove them. Make sure to de-clutter each room and to carefully empty all your drawers, cupboards and cabinets, as this will save you a lot of time and trouble.
Also, if you want to make the best of the cleaning process, make sure to separate the items that you plan on transferring to your new home from those that you no longer use and you plan on selling.
Step 2: Find Affordable Packing Supplies
Now that your home is clean and everything is in perfect order, you need to buy all the necessary packing supplies: in the end, everything comes down to boxes, duct tape and some bubble wrap for the most fragile of your belongings. It often happens that furniture stores sell these packing supplies at affordable prices, so make sure to check them first.
Step 3: Start Packing By Room
Moving is stressful as it is, and the last thing you want is to realize that you have
accidentally mixed up your belongings, and to find your bathroom items in the same box as your shoes! This is why it is essential to take your time and to pack by room, just to prevent any unpleasant situation and to save yourself time and headaches when you get to the new home.
Step 4: Label And Manage Your Inventory
Once you have finished packing all your belongings, the next step is to label and manage your inventory – each box should be carefully marked, as not only will this help you when unpacking, but it will also help the movers manage the delicate boxes with extra care. Simply jot down the name of each room on the box, and make sure to mention whether the content is fragile.
Step 5: Tell People That You Are Moving
Informing people and certain service providers that you are moving is yet another important aspect that should be done ahead of time. Make sure to tell your Internet service providers and your telephone company that you are moving, and also tell your bank, your credit card company, the local council, your friends and family, etc. Also, make sure to cancel or redirect your subscriptions to magazines.
To sum it all up, this is a basic and effortless guide to moving house. If you feel that you need professional help removing your furniture and other heavy and valuable belongings, then you can always contact professional furniture movers in Wellington, such as Dia Transport at diatransport.co.nz, which services not just Wellington but also the North and the South Island as well!
Contact our friendly team at Dia Transport to make a booking!