Moving into a new home presents a wonderful array of opportunities, from starting afresh to discovering new places to dine nearby, and getting plenty of fresh air and exercise by exploring your new local neighbourhood and its parks and walkways. However, moving home can be a very stressful experience, which is why planning and preparation are absolutely essential to a successful move. What follows are six important things that you must do before moving into your new home.
- Make a Moving List
There are so many things to arrange and organise that you’ll surely forget something important if you don’t make a moving list. Give yourself plenty of time to write this list, but don’t leave things to the last minute either, as the more time you have to prepare, the easier the move will be.
- Get the Right Packing Products
You have more options that boxes and bubble wrap when it comes to packing products, so be sure to consider the options that you have available. Wardrobe boxes are a good example of a packing product that’s versatile and can help you to make your next move so much easier and less stressful.
- Hire a Reliable Local Removalist
Moving the light items, like clothes, pillows and bedding, yourself (if you’re moving to a new home locally) and hiring expert Melbourne removalists to move the heavy items is an excellent way to make your next move easy and hassle-free. This can save you time, money, and it also reduces the likelihood of an accident or injury occurring – many people injure themselves when moving home.
- Switch Your Utilities
It would be terrible to live your first few days in your new home in the dark, with no hot water and nowhere to charge your phone, so call your utilities providers a few weeks before the move and discuss your options. You’ll generally find it possible to have the gas, electricity and phone/internet switched on before you arrive.
- Keep the Basics Separate
All the basics and essential items that you’ll need for your first night and morning in your new home should be kept separate from the other items so that you can access them easily. You’ll want a towel and a fresh set of clothes at the end of what will likely be a very long day.
- Visualise Your New Life in Your New Home
While you’re planning, preparing and moving, visualise your new life in your new home and make the most of the many opportunities that moving offers. There are many.
Moving into your new home is made easy when you’re prepared. While there are sure to be things that don’t go according to plan (as is to be expected when moving), when you plan and prepare your move to a tee, hire a local removalist to manage the heavy items, switch your utilities over in advance, keep your basics and essentials separate and visualise yourselves loving life in your new home, there’s no reason why moving home can’t be a wonderful experience.