Helpful Tips To Use When Moving Home


by John Schofield - Date: 2010-07-02 - Word Count: 496 Share This!

Are you moving home several weeks from now and want to know the easiest way to do it? Whilst we cannot guarantee that there is an easy way when it comes to relocating, we can help you reduce the stress. Below are some of the tips you can use.

1. Always Create a Checklist

A checklist does not have to be anything special and you don't need to make use of any complicated techniques to make one. On your list, write every single one of your items and to-dos. Number the boxes and record this. Your checklist should contain the numbered boxes, and next to it, the contents of each one.

2. Secure Lots of Boxes and Bubble Wraps

Bring home as many boxes and wraps as possible. You can buy these at shops easily. Many grocery stores even sell them for a cheap price. It is better to have more boxes and wraps than to run out. In addition, supplies such as markers and tapes should be secured as well, and the more the better.

3. Pack Early

This is the one thing you should never procrastinate about. Packing early can save you time and energy, and it also ensures that everything you need to do will be taken cared of. Cramming is not a good idea when it comes to moving home because you could end up forgetting a lot of things. Packing early also gives you enough time to sell the things you don't need.

4. Colour-Code your Stuff

When packing, you might want to keep things coordinated. Each room should be assigned a colour and then put this colour on the box so that it is easy to track which stuff belongs to which room. For example, your kid's room can be labelled as Blue Room and put this colour on the box for tracking purposes.

5. Utilise Luggage

If you have lots of bags, use them. Fill them up so as not to waste any space. You would be surprised at how much space you can save when you use your luggage.

6. Important Stuff Should be Kept Close to you

There are valuable things you cannot simply include in boxes and luggage. Examples are jewellery, mobile devices, computers, and documents such as contracts and certificates. Do not entrust these things to the movers. Whilst we cannot accuse them of being potential risks, we can never be too sure so it is better to be safe than sorry.

7. Prepare a 'Priority' Box

Your priority box should contain the things that you think you would use right away once you settle in the new home. This may contain underwear, slippers, makeup, shirts, phone chargers, and others. Putting all these in one box and labelling them accordingly can help save time and energy when scouring for things as soon as you arrive. Medications and supplements should also be made easy to find.

There you have it- 7 tips to help you when moving home. When you follow these, you can be sure of lesser headaches and worries.


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