Having to shift from one house to another is always a stress no matter how many times you have already done it during your life time and the worst part is that it is unavoidable unless you are one of those lucky people who have settled in the perfect house. However, it does not have to be a hassle. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make your next move stress free.
The success of any event lies in proper planning. So when you are thinking of moving and have found the proper place to move into plan how you are going to get about the move.
Allocate a Budget
Contemplate how much you can spend on the move and decide whether you are going to hire a company which offers domestic moving services. If you are hiring one decide which functions you are going to delegate to them. Will you be doing the packing yourself or will the movers do it for you, etc. and depending on the tasks you wish to assign the moving company obtain quotations. Doing this at the early stages will give you time to change your plans and may be do some of the boring work yourself to save money.
rMake a list of the items which you have to take with you and sell, donate or throwaway the others. If you are anything like me, you will have wardrobes full of clothes that you did not even know that you owned. Do not be stingy; get rid of the unnecessary things! May be you can hire a removalist gold coast to do it for you once you have made your list.
Pack things in containers such as cardboard boxes that are inexpensive and will allow strategic storage. Label all sides of the box if possible and, if not, at least label two sides so that you will not have to turn the box to all sides before you can identify what is in it. The label should ideally contain what is inside and where in the new house it should go to. Do not forget to label which side is up!
Do Not Leave Pets until the Last Moment
If you are not rehoming your pets, find them temporary boarding places at least a week before the actual move and send them there in advance. Otherwise they may get upset with all the commotion and may disrupt your plans or may get in the way of the movers. I have not, to date, come across a professional mover who likes it when pets mess with their work.
Last but not least, inform the necessary authorities and institutions of the address change in advance so that you will not miss important communications. If you have planned everything ahead, moving is not such a big deal!