Now you have found your dream house from our houses for rent and sale list. If you are still looking for a house visit our list of Houses on rent and sale. What next? Chances are you’ve got only a week or two until you have to move your essential belongings to a new house.
No doubt it’s a hectic task especially for couples with kids, but with careful planning it doesn’t have to make you want to tear your hair out. So don’t stress-out because here are your tips to move to a new house more comfortably.
1. Make a list
Make a ‘To Do’ list and keep all significant information in a file.
After you have found your desired house, start planning it out by writing down the most important tasks with timeline. There are multiple tasks that you can start doing right away in order to spare time in the end. Obviously people are not that organized but try not to leave it more than three weeks before the big day.
We at care4properties are always ready to help with everything from mortgages to removals and to home insurance.
2. Pick a good company
There are various options available depending on your budget and the size of your move. However, the big names charge you more for the same services. Care4properties provide all maintenance services and help in a stress-free moving experience. But if you are looking for other companies, just make sure they provide value for money you are spending on moving.
Get at least three quotes and go with the one you feel is best suited to your move, rather than the cheapest.
You can contact us for insurance just in case anything goes wrong or is broken in transit.
3. Start Packing Now!
Most of people start packing late without realizing that someone is all prepared to move in the house. They do so because they can’t start early thinking it such an enormous task. One can avoid last minute stress with the right in time planning.
Listing it into doable parts can make it a lot less scary. Divide the house in parts by take each room separately and start with small things first such as books, toys, CDs etc. Always pack those items first that you don’t use regularly. Before you start packing order some boxes in different sizes or ask for friend’s help who have just moved:
- Small boxes
- Medium boxes
- Large boxes
- Heavy duty boxes
- Wardrobe boxes
Alternatively, get the movers to do it all for you. They can sweep the entire contents of a house into boxes in a matter of hours.
4. Use Laundry Bags for Clothes
Simple bags are pretty good for any odds and sods that don’t really need to go in a box. Zipped laundry bags are good for moving linens, clothes, shoes and other non-breakables.
5. Don’t forget to label your boxes
It sounds obvious but so many people forget. Put the labels on more than one side so you can see what’s what when they are piled high.
If you’re really organized, make a list of what is in each box, especially if some things are going into storage. Certainly there is always stuff not lost but buried deep inside others things.
6. Moving furniture to a new house is a bit tricky?
It sounds obvious that things that you got in the house can also be taken out with the same ease but flat pack furniture you built yourself or the furniture altered is often the biggest cause of stress.
Leave yourself time to disassemble and check with the movers if you need to get a window removed or take a door off its hinges. They should be able to assist.
7. Think beforehand what things should land where!
Do a rough sketch idea of where furniture and other stuff will be placed in each room. You can always move it again if you want to but it saves time and last minute struggle.
Sometimes you are later dragging stuff to the desired places. It matters more in case movers are hired as they don’t stay long for you to decide room plans.
8. Be careful with the wires
If you have a hundred wires going into one device use sticky colored labels or number each part to match one end to the other.
9. Pack essential things in the last
Pack the kettle, tea, coffee and milk last, so you can unpack it first. Also, know where your bed-clothes and comforters are.
Keep remote controls, phones, mobile phone chargers and any other items you are likely to lose but need in the same box so you know for sure where they are. Keep valuables and important papers with you too.
10. Make your bed as soon as possible
You’ll appreciate it at the end of the day when you don’t have to do that ‘one more thing’ before you can sleep.