These moving tips will make the transition, a smooth one for you.
If you’re one of those who doesn’t welcome change, then switching from one house to another, may seem like a daunting task. From the planning, to the packing, to settling into a new home, it can all get a bit too much to handle, right? Well, if you go about it in a strategic way, then the process can be easy, smooth and fun. All you need is a list of tips to help you out and we happen to have one for you! Here are 10 simple moving tips you should keep in mind to get started.
1. Make detailed list
It’s important to get a view of what you require, before going about your chores. Make a detailed list of all the material that you need, for packing and moving. Along with this, jot down important contacts of helpers, movers etc. You can also make a list of all the important documents (such as reserved parking permit in front of your home for movers truck) that you need.
2. Get rid of the clutter
If you’re a hoarder, it’s time to put an end to this habit, NOW! It’s important to de-clutter. Keep only the things that you require so that when you pack, the experience is an easy and quick one.
3. Go step by step
You may think that finishing all the packing at once is a good idea as you’ll be done with it for good. But, don’t do that, it’ll add to your tiredness. You also need energy to unpack. So, go step by step. Space out your packing and start by focusing on one room at a time. This will make the moving out process for you, a less tiring one.
4. Keep that label maker next to you!
This is a crucial step that many of us tend to forget while moving. If you have a label maker, start using it right away. Either way, make sure you label all the boxes so that you know which one contains what. Also, a helpful tip: Label all four sides so that you don’t have to look for the labelled side. You’re welcome!
5. Pack smartly
• Use free boxes: There are enough free boxes that you get in grocery stores and supermarkets.
• Set a deadline: For each room that you pack, set a deadline for yourself. This will help you keep your pace in check and move along faster.
• Use cloth to pack breakable items: Many people go with bubble wrap, but a cloth is the safest bet.
6. Book a mover in advance
It’s important that you pick the right movers for your belongings, as they are directly responsible for them. You wouldn’t want your moving experience to be a dud, because of an unprofessional team, right? Book a mover way in advance and run a thorough search. Also, movers are always in high demand so it’s best to get your booking at least one month ahead of the moving date. Muva will help you find a mover and a quote that’s best suited for your needs. Download the app now!
7. Make the moving experience, a happy one
Switching homes can be a gut-wrenching experience, especially for kids. If you have children, it’s crucial that you make the transition a happy one for them. You can do that, by telling them all the things that they can look forward to, in the new house. You can also film a video of your kids, talking about what they love the most about their current house. These videos can be preserved as a happy memory.
8. Scan the new neighborhood
It’s important to know your surroundings. Hence, before moving into your new home, scan the neighborhood and locality properly. Get a hang of essential people that you can contact, in case of emergencies. Introduce yourself to your new neighbors and let them know that you’ll be moving in soon, so that they are prepared to welcome you.
9. Leave your current house in a livable state
It doesn’t matter whether you own the house or live on rent, it should be in an impeccable condition, as you move out. Fix everything before moving, so that future residents don’t have to deal with any inconvenience. It’s always nice to set a good example, right?
10. Host a housewarming party
Once you move in to your new home, make it a point to celebrate! Get to know your neighbors better by hosting a nice, house-warming party. This will surely make you a hit on the block!
So now that you have all these tips in handy, are you all set? We wish you a happy moving with Muva!