I have been in my current home for over 6 years now. When I moved in I planned to make it our forever home with Olivia. As renters, it’s not very often you can move somewhere and say that. This is actually the fourth house we have lived in her life. It’s safe to say I have accumulated some tips for making house moves easier over the years!
From living in the completely unsuitable 3-bedroomed maisonette above an off-licence – the unsuitable part being the outdoor concrete stairs, to the flat riddled with damp and mould. We have had plenty of experience of upping sticks and moving home. I can definitely attest to the fact it is one of the most stressful life events you can undertake.
Whilst the memories are somewhat faded from the last time I moved. It was all haphazard and slightly chaotic. I opted to move the smaller items and things I could box up in my car the day before. Of course, it was raining too. I had keys to two properties and I was paying rent on them both also. It needed to be a quick move, especially as I had lost a week to fully decorate and carpet the new place before we even moved in.
The bigger items followed me the next day. I paid a removal company to load and unload as well as dismantling wardrobes etc. It was definitely much easier than doing it all myself as we had in our previous moves. The extra expense was well worth the ease of having someone else do all that for you.
Things can always get a little stressful and chaotic on moving day and it really helps to make sure you have a good system in place to be able to stay organised in your new home.
5 Tips for Making House Moves Easier.
Hire a Removal Company.
This will be the easiest way to move home. It is also a little more expensive however if you are short on time or help, then hiring a company to pack up your belongings as well as transporting them to your new home and unpacking can be a lifesaver. There are many experienced companies moving Toronto and other cities and countries all over the world. If you are looking for maximum help and little effort, then hiring a removal company might be your best option.
Don’t Leave it to the Last Minute.
I did. The results weren’t easy or pleasant. Start packing weeks in advance if you can. Start upstairs and pack away things you don’t especially need or use frequently. Kid’s toys, last seasons clothes, ornaments etc. You can also use this time to help you clear any unwanted items you don’t want to take to your new home. If you aren’t taking furniture with you and buying new, think about selling on or donating your old furniture so you have less in your home to worry about on the big day.
You may think you know now, but when you get to the point where you need to unpack will you still be so sure? Invest in some heavy duty markers and packing tape. Develop a colour system if that helps you better and give each room a different colour. You can even get the kids to help and have them decorate their boxes so you know exactly where to take them at the other end.
Organise your boxes
When it comes to offloading a van, you want it done quick and easy. Load your belongings, or separate them to be loaded, in room order. Keep all your kitchen items together so when you reach your new home, everything goes in together reducing the risk of something being lost.
Take the kettle with you!
I know everyone says it but that’s because it is a good idea. If you have someone staying at the new house, make sure to take anything they will need first so you can have this unpacked for them. Be it the kettle and cups or something else. Make sure to keep it separate and easy to find