Thursday, November 12, 2020

8 Top Tips For A Smooth Move

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It is hardly a secret that moving to a new home can be one of the most stressful things that you will have to deal with in life. 

If you are planning to move houses any time soon, then you will need to start planning your big move at the earliest opportunity. 

Here are some top tips for making sure that your move goes smoothly. 

1. Use A Removal Company 

One of the biggest things that you can do to help reduce the stress of your move is to hire a removals company such as SMARTBOX Solutions, Inc. to do the job for you. 

A removal company will make light work of moving all of your boxes and possessions. 

2. Start Packing Early 

Once you know when you will be moving, you should start to pack your possessions. Start off with any items that you know that you will not need until you get to your new home. 

The bigger the headstart that you can get, the easier it will be when you get closer to your actual moving date. 

3. Take Photos Of Your TV Wiring 

Before you take apart your TV wiring, take a photo of it all so that you know how it goes back together. If you have sound systems, DVD players, and streaming devices plugged in, you’ll want to make sure that they are all set up correctly in your new home. 

4. Label Up Your Boxes 

All of your boxes need to be labelled. This will make it easier for you to work out where everything needs to go when you get to your new home. 

You may want to colour-code your labels. For instance, red for the living room, blue for the kitchen etc. 

This will save you from having to open every box to find out what is in them. 

5. Make A List Of People That Need To Know You’re Moving

There are a lot of different companies that will need to know that you’re moving house. Make a list of everyone that needs to know from the bank to the water department. 

6. Have A Clear-Out

As you pack up to move, you should make sure that you have a clear-out and get rid of any unwanted items. You could either donate these to charity or you could try and sell some of your possessions on Shpock to help fund your move. 

7. Pack Your Clothes On Hangers

When you pack your clothes away, leave them on the hangers. Simply cut a small hole in the bottom of a bin back and slide this over your clothes pushing the hangers through the hole. This will keep your clothes tidy and save you from having to unpack them on the other side. 

8. Pack A First Night Box 

On your first night, you won’t know where anything is. Whatever you need for your first day and night in your new house should be packed in one box together. Pack your kettle, coffee, toilet roll, bedding, and toiletries together along with a change of clothing.