Moving house is an exciting, albeit stressful, experience. However, before you can kick back, relax and enjoy your new home, there is unfortunately a whole lot of admin to get through. From packing up and cleaning your old house, to moving your items and getting to grips with the ins and outs of your new property, there’s inevitably going to be quite a long adjustment period. To help you get through this as quickly and smoothly as possible, here are 3 pieces of advice for moving house.
One of the most important tasks when moving house is of course the packing. Although it may seem easy to throw everything into bags and be on your way, in reality it is a far more complex task. By approaching it in an organised and methodical manner, you can save a lot of stress and time further down the line. Start packing all of your non-essential items early in order to reduce the pressure as moving day nears closer. Label all of your boxes clearly to make unpacking easier. You should also ensure that any fragile items are clearly labelled and packaged to avoid any breakages during the move. Be sure to book your removals service in early to ensure that they have capacity on the day. If you are looking for a professional Bondi removals service, there are companies available who come with a whole range of vehicles and trained staff who can ensure that your move goes as smoothly as possible.
- Tie Up Loose Ends
There are always a number of loose ends which will need to be tied up before leaving your previous property. Be sure to redirect your post to your new home to avoid missing any important mail. If you are renting, then be sure to cancel any direct debits that are being taken from your bank account. Don’t forget to clean your old house fully and empty the fridge so that you don’t end up with any cleaning fees.
- Find Out About Your New Home
In the excitement of buying a new home, it is easy to forget to ask some essential questions. This is sure to be a source of regret later down the line as you struggle to find things like the stopcock, thermostat or gas and electricity metres. You can save yourself a lot of hassle by asking these simple questions before you move in. In addition, it’s useful to know local information, such as what day the bins are collected. Finally, it’s often useful to find out some key information on the interior of your new home. If you don’t plan to repaint it entirely, then check where the wall paint is from and what exact shade it is so that you can do simple touch ups. If there is tiling in the kitchens and bathrooms or brickwork in the garden, you may also benefit from knowing where this was from in case any parts ever need replacing.
By asking the right questions you can save yourself stress and time wasting following your move, whilst by being organised and thinking ahead to the future, you can ensure that your move goes without a hitch.