Moving house; the phrase can summon up feelings of dread and excitement simultaneously. The thought of packing your entire life into a vehicle in a matter of days can leave people feeling overwhelmed before they’ve even reached the big day. But there are several simple things you can do to make the process go much quicker, meaning less time is spent stressing, and more time is spent settling into your new home.
To help quell your anxiety, check out our top time savings tips for moving house.
Draw up a plan.
In the rush of a move, it can be difficult to think clearly and logically. That’s why it’s wise to create a plan well in advance. This will allow you time to write up a checklist of tasks, as well as a schedule of when things need to happen. Knowing you have a solid plan in place will both keep you organised and ease your mind.
Get the professionals in.
It’s a difficult undertaking to move yourself with no help. Therefore an essential part of a successful move is selecting a reputable removal company who can offer reliable, efficient removal services. Your removal company are there to help you, so don’t be afraid to chat with them about your individual requirements beforehand, and also ask about whether there are any preparations you will need to make before they arrive.
A huge time-waster is disassembly and reassembly of furniture. Therefore, why not give yourself some precious hours back and book a removal company who also offer a packing service. This will not only take care of all the fiddly furniture construction, but will also look after your delicate belongings and family heirlooms, ensuring they are packed safely and securely.
Label and categorise
Make sure you label the boxes in a logical way e.g. by room. This will save you a ton of time at the other end, and will also prevent any mini-panics. There’s nothing more stressful than having to comb through endless boxes, trying to find your hairbrush or alarm clock, or worse, the passports you need for your upcoming holiday.
Communication is key
Communicate with all parties as to where you are in the process. Estate agents, solicitors, gardeners, utility companies, window cleaners; keep them all in the loop. This will save you lots of hassle, and hours of confused phone calls.
Clear out the clutter
A new house heralds a fresh start for you and your family. It’s the ideal time to clear out the clutter and let your new house breath. Don’t bog it down with unwanted items; there are plenty of charities that will be grateful for your belongings. Additionally, it means less unpacking once you arrive at your new residence.
Keep things spick and span
Whatever the season, give your new home a spring clean before you move in. Cleaning will be quicker and easier with no furniture to get in your way, and if you want to save even more time, then make a one-off investment in a professional cleaning company to give your new abode a deep clean, allowing you to tick one extra job from the list.
Fragile Removals are a Waikato based removal company, offering round the clock removal and packing services to the whole of New Zealand. We offer flexibility, efficiency and reliability to all our customers, and aim to make your move as stress-free as possible. To find out more, contact our professional team today to discuss your requirements.