Planning to Move – Get It Right the First Time – Hire a Removal Service
If you’re moving house soon, then you know the great Benjamin Franklin quote: “failing to plan means you should plan to fail”. Not only should you plan everything as best as possible, but to aid in the best possible move, you should hire a removal service. Whether you’re in the Eastern Suburbs and want the best removalists in Maroubra, or in the Northern Beaches and want the best removalists in Dee Why, find your removalist and then plan the rest. We’ve got a checklist that you might want to follow to help your planning process.
Find a Good Removalist Service
This was mentioned in the above passage, but we want to reiterate this point. Your move will go smoothly if you have a great, professional, removal service. This can leave you to not have to worry about the heavy lifting yourself or all of the logistics, and you can focus on the rest of your move.
Get Yourself Some Packing Boxes
There are plenty of shops that sell these, however, if you have chosen a great removalist company, they usually will provide these either as part of the service or for a small fee.
Trim Down Your Unneeded/ Unwanted Possessions
You can either sell these, or you might want to donate unwanted items when moving. Moving is always a great excuse to do this, plus if you are downsizing this is a really easy way to ensure all your stuff will fit in your new place!
Consolidate Your Stuff and Pack
Once you have pruned your belongings and got your boxes, it’s time to pack them away ready to be moved. It’s vital to plan out where they need to go in the new place and to pack these boxes in sequence together, making the unpack stage much easier too.
Disconnect and Connect All Utilities
It is vital you do this ahead of time, as often the electricity or gas might be cut when moving into a new place, or worse still, the WiFi. Moreover, you don’t want to be paying for the new occupants of your old place’s usage either.
Arrange Cleaning for Your Old Place
This is especially the case for when moving out of a rental property, as many agents will try to deduct from your bond an amount for cleaning. But even if you are moving out of a home that you’ve sold, or you own and you are renting out for the first time, it’s just good sense to make sure it’s clean and fresh for the new occupants.
Update Your Address Details
We know that snail mail is slowly becoming something from a bygone era, but it’s still useful to update all address details with institutions such as your bank, car insurance provider, local electorate etc. Also, there’s nothing more annoying than receiving the previous occupant’s mail months or even years into living in a new place, am I right?
Whether it’s building insurance, or home and contents insurance, or both, you need to do this sooner rather than later, so that you don’t forget. It’s massively important, one of those things that you hopefully never need, but you know that you’re glad to have it when you did need it.
Remember, it is possible to reduce stress during a move, and it’s also possible to get it right the first time! Step 1 is to hire a removal service to allow you to be calm, and clear on the other steps. Happy moving!