01 Jul Top tips to simplify your home move!
Although moving home is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll experience in life, it can be difficult to enjoy the phases prior to the comforting reward. Moving has been polled alongside divorce, death, and beginning a new job as top life stressors . On average a person moves 10-12 times throughout their lifetime, averaging a lofty lift of 3000 kilograms in belongings and endless headaches and mis-happenings. While preparing for a move, thoughtful preparation, timely strategy and overall convenience are important factors to consider to achieve an organized and stress free transition.
1. Sell it
Depending on the type of belongings and the time you have prior to packing consider selling items you no longer have a use for. The internet makes finding a buyer for your random stuff easier than ever. Moving is a great time to cut through personal clutter and re-catalogue what is worth holding onto.
2. Ship it
Pack smart so the transit of your things is optimized, making the most of your space, money and energy. If using a shipping service or professional movers consider all of your options and be sure to compare various quotes. When online shopping for new home must haves (decor, furniture, supplies), consider holding off until you can ship purchases directly to your new address – no need to move anything extra.
3. Transition Necessities
Put together a transitional phase survival kit equipped with the necessary things you’ll need during this moving limbo. Consider including toiletries, electronics, cords, valuables, important paperwork, move related documents, and your everyday go-to’s. Nothing is more irritating than needing something (or replacing it) because you can’t seem to locate something in your mountain of possessions.
4. New Home Essentials
Moving is a great time to replace your over worn and overlooked home goods, including linens, furniture, and appliances. There is no need to lug items that need to be replaced soon anyway. Prioritise convenience and have these heavy items shipped directly to your new home.
5. Utility Appointments
There are many pieces of the moving process that a proactive strategy can result in an easier transition. When it comes to turning on utilities and scheduling service visits, plan these service set-ups prior to move in day. Many of these appointments have a two-week lead time and if you schedule it accordingly, you can have the wifi up and working on your unpacking day.
6. Store it
It is inherently human to collect things and develop attachments to our material possessions. If you can’t seem to part ways with something or you no don’t have the space for right now, consider Hills Self Storage to help keep your belongings safe.