First, congratulations on your new home!
We have some ideas and useful advice to make your big task easier and simpler; pack, put in boxes and be ready for the move. Here are our guides and advice for relocations. We know exactly, moving is really tiring, complicated and is regularly mentioned as one of the most stressful events in life. We have been in a similar situation several times.
It’s important to do everything you can to make sure it doesn’t become an overwhelming experience.
So sit back, grab a snack and read our tips! ????
1. Take your time
If you allow yourself enough time, you can set up a schedule that will ensure you set aside enough time to finish each item on your to-do list and gather all the materials you need for your move.
If you start this process as soon as possible, you’ll have time to remove unwanted items so you only take what you need to your new home. You also have time to make a complete inventory of each packaging box to simplify unpacking.
By starting your preparations early, you’ll ensure that you don’t exhaust yourself in an attempt to fit too many tasks into a short period of time. If you want a stress-free move, it’s best to take your time – don’t let it all arrive at the last minute.
2. Be flexible
With so many different parties involved in a move, it won’t always go according to plan, so it’s important to be flexible with changes during this period to limit the stress. Starting your tasks early should give you some breathing room to think about how to temporarily move forward if you do encounter obstacles.
It can be worth having a backup plan and a list of the tasks you need to complete so you can bring other tasks forward if something gets delayed so you can keep your productivity up.
3. Make a document box, move file
Keep all important documents, such as passports, house deeds, wills and insurance papers in one box or file, so you can easily access them. Keep this file in a safe place, in your handbag or purse, where you can easily find it and you will not put it in a box.
It can also be a good idea to make electronic copies of important documents by scanning them and storing them on a computer.
4. Use a relocation checklist
It pays to be organized during this busy period, so take a look at our checklist for a comprehensive guide on what to do and consider, and at what stage you should do them, when you move.
Our checklist will help you keep the entire moving process running smoothly, right down to the moment you’ve moved into your new home.
5. Visit your new surroundings
If you’re moving somewhere you’re not familiar with, visit the neighborhood and take a stroll through the area. This can make the transition to your new home less overwhelming and you can start to feel at home in your new city.
It will also allow you to find the nearest shops so you know where to go to stock up on the necessary stuff for the first few busy days.