Moving can easily become synonymous with stress. A lot of the time it is paired with the super emotive Ugh! And if you are undertaking the move alone or relying on friends who could easily flake, then Ugh is pretty accurate.
Moving is tough, especially if there is a lot to transport. You generally require lots of time, care, and patience. Not your strong suit? No sweat. Quite literally. Let someone else do the heavy lifting. Not just anyone else though, a true removalist.
1. Careful Selection of A Moving Company
You’ve revised your new home’s inspection report and are satisfied with the structure’s move-in readiness. Congratulations! This should be an exciting time, not an anxious one. To reduce any anxiety, my first tip, hire a trusted moving company.
Now, I know that you know all movers are not created the same. You may have even heard some scary stories about moves gone horribly wrong. Don’t get discouraged.
With over a decade in experience, Brisvegas Removals pride itself on experience and efficiency, two factors to be taken into consideration before engaging any moving company.
Besides, you want professionals who are professional and provide top-tier customer service. The cherry on top would be a price point that doesn’t break the bank. If you think this is too much to ask for all wrapped up in a pretty package, think again:
- Are you a working man or woman who is bound by a strict schedule? A flexible moving team will overcome such inflexibility with ease. If there’s a way, a great crew can find it.
- Are you working against the clock and feel like time is just not on your side? Take a pause, and take a breath. All is not lost.
- Are you worried that your valuables may end up damaged or turn up missing? In this day and age, I don’t blame you for having this concern. But wouldn’t it be so comforting knowing that your moving service not only pledges to transport your belongings safely but issues you insurance coverage for the duration of the process?
The stakes are very high. Get a removalist who can match up.
2. No Mail Left Behind
This may seem super obvious, but it may slip your mind in the midst of it all. What results would be a total conundrum? The smallest details can escape your mind and cause major chaos.
Personal letters collecting in the mailbox. Bank statements with sensitive data are left out for any inquisitive, malicious person. Wedding invitations, college acceptance letters. You get the idea.
To avoid all of this grief, ensure to alter your mailing address before the move. Waiting until the last minute is not advisable.
While you’re at it, it would be prudent to also switch your home services like gas, electricity, and water to your new home for a more seamless and painless transition.
3. Whittle Down To The Necessities
It may be very tempting to box up everything from the old house to take to the new. You may begin to attach sentiment to every item, no matter if it was previously housed in your garage or attic, completely out of sight and mind.
You feel like the more things you carry over, the less any feelings of homesickness will plague you. While I completely sympathize and empathize that moving could tug on emotional strings, cluttering your new home is not the way to go. So I gently say, let go.
Get to decluttering your stuff. Really sort through your possessions and make a concerted effort to keep only what needs keeping and truly has worth to you.
Simultaneously, clean the items and place them in labeled boxes. If you do not have any packing boxes, no problem, these can always be provided by your trusted movers.
4. Deep Clean
If your new home was previously occupied, you would want to conduct a run-through to ensure all surfaces are clean and all appliances are in good working order. While a cleaning crew can be hired, these are very DIY-friendly tasks.
Check the refrigerator coils for rust and dust. Your AC unit should be inspected for the functionality of the furnace filter and the cleanliness of the condensation drain.
Study your walls and ceilings for signs of mold. Check every nook for pests, their droppings, or niches.
When moving homes, everything from the smallest chore to the greatest job counts towards your comfort and happiness. The process may start with excellent movers but it ends with you.