Tips On How To Make Your Move Stress Free

Tips On How To Make Your Move Stress Free

Moving into a new home can mean lots of things. Your first home, a new beginning, a fresh start. It’s also one of the hardest and most thankless tasks you’ll ever participate in. A stress free move might well be impossible but with these tips you can give it your best shot, maybe even make history by having the first stress free move ever!

Get to know your new house

Get to know your new house

Once you know where you are moving it’s vitally important to work out if your possessions and furniture will actually fit in your new living spaces. Make a room by room checklist, measure your existing furniture and then check these measurements against the space in your new home. Some furniture might be the wrong size, sometimes you’ll have too much.

A plan on what goes and fits where can save you a lot of hassle when it comes to unpacking. If you do find yourself with furniture that can’t make the move, there’s always the chance to make a little money back by selling locally or using one of the many online selling platforms. Getting money instead of burning cash on expensive landfill fees doesn’t seem like such a bad idea, does it? Alternately there are many charities that will gladly accept donations of unwanted furniture in good condition which again saves you emptying a truckload (and your wallet!) at the tip.

Reduce your load

Reduce your load

This might be harder than you realise, especially so for sentimental types, even more so for borderline hoarders! When you do finally have to bite the bullet and get packing don’t be surprised at just how much “stuff” you’ve accumulated through the years. In this case it actually pays to be brutal.

Starting with your wardrobe a great rule of thumb is that anything you haven’t worn for at least two years is not making the trip with you. If you’re so inclined the extra wardrobe space might even provide the perfect excuse for a bit of an update! As with furniture, again there is the opportunity to find a few extra dollars selling your unwanted clothes online, at a garage sale or even a local market. Check with your local op shops to see if they are accepting donations if you prefer.

Next, the kitchen. I know it’s hard but really, show no mercy. When was the last time you used that waffle iron? That non stick frypan that’s lost all its coating? Is that a bread maker? I don’t remember using it. Instead of two years, wind the timeframe back to six months. If you haven’t used it in that long, it’s probably not going to be used any time in the near future. Out it goes. Sell, donate, whatever. Don’t waste valuable box space now and storage space in your new digs.

Books. CDs (remember them? Do you even have a cd player anymore?) Old magazines, newspapers. The list is endless. You have enough to do. Don’t waste time packing stuff that is just going to sit forlornly in a box in the shed or garage until your next move.

Prepare to box

Prepare to box

By all means, if you think it’s going to help, you can don a headband and have the theme music from Rocky playing in the background. It’s a far better idea to have ample supplies of boxes, bubble wrap, old newspapers, sticky tape and marker pens.

Now you’re really prepared to step into the ring! Take the time to wrap fragile items carefully and to mark boxes according to the room they will end up in. By the time moving day comes around you’ll have had enough of moving boxes from room to room. Make sure they reach the destination that causes the least inconvenience to you. If you don’t feel up to it the team at Best Removalists Newcastle know enough about boxing to knock out the job before you feel like you’ve gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson.

Sort out your utilities

Not only will you have to get connected at your new home, there’s also finalising your accounts from your old residence. Electricity, Gas, phone, and internet providers need to be informed of your exit. You don’t want to be charged for services you no longer use. Moving also provides the ideal opportunity to find yourself a better deal for all of these services, which is vitally important especially given current rises in energy prices.

Choose a good removalist

Choose a good removalist

It’s normal to get a couple of weeks deep into packing and sorting and feel overwhelmed. Let’s face it, what you’ve done so far has probably been exhausting. You can have a room fool of boxes ready to go and still fell like you’ve barely made a dent in the job. Choosing a good removalist is the easiest way to take the load off and ease your stress levels. No need to get frustrated trying to negotiate that odd, shaped couch through an awkward doorway! Why spend hours flipping, turning, reversing, and more than likely cursing loudly when you can sit back and marvel at professionals doing what they do best. Best Removalists Newcastle can guide you every step of the way, from boxing and unboxing, dismantling, and re-assembling furniture, taking care of your bulky appliances, they provide all the services you need. Call them on 02 4058 5810, use the contact form here or email them at owen@bestremovalistsnewcastle.com.au

Finally, breathe

Inhale. Exhale. It will all be over soon. Prepare your story for the housewarming party. “This was the best move ever!”