19Nov The Essential Moving Checklist: To-Do-List for Getting Ready to Move Out
We are currently at the tail end of 2019 with the year winding down and rushing headlong into Christmas and the New Year. And, it is understandable to assume that we are generally tired and need a rest or break from the hectic pace of daily life.
Unfortunately, the end of the year is sometimes partnered with unavoidable challenges that we must face before the new year begins like relocating to a new home or office. It also suffices to say that moving home or office ranks as one of the leading most stressful life events that humankind has to endure.
And, when combined the expected year-end exhaustion, it is understandable that the move can be too much to face. Worst case scenario, this combination of events can translate into the onset of anxiety and depression.
Therefore, the question that must be asked and answered is how to make sure that the impending move does not add to the year-end exhaustion and cause additional anxiety as a consequence of the combined circumstances.
By way of answering this question, here is a short checklist or essential to-do list to ensure a successful, relatively stress-free move:
Choose an expert removalist company
Partnering with proficient removalists Port Macquarie will go a long way towards ensuring a simple, expedited, successful move. Simply stated, you will be working with a professional company who is vastly experienced at managing home and office furniture moves.
Reduce the cost of the move
It stands to reason that the more furniture and boxes full of household goods that need to be transported to your new destination, the higher the cost of the move. The total cost of the load is not worked out by its overall weight. It is calculated using the cubic metre volume of the load. Thus, the less you move, the less the cost.
Dispose of broken, damaged, or unwanted items
This point slots in with the item listed above. It is not worth moving broken or unwanted household items. It is advantageous to follow the Minimalist Movement’s raison d’etre and either throw away or donate as much as you can. Only move the essential furniture and household goods that you absolutely cannot do without.
Not only will this reduce the overall cost of the move, but it will remove the clutter and allow you to begin your journey in your new home with a clean slate as it were. Succinctly stated, external, physical clutter can create internalised chaos. Juxtapositionally, by reducing household items, you will increase the amount of peace and space in your mind.
Ensure there is enough packing materials
Again, this is an aspect where the expert Rozelle removalists can play a significant role. You can pack yourself, or you can task your removals company to pack all the household items you intend to move from the old venue to your new residence.
If you decide to pack up your home, you will have to ensure that you buy enough packing boxes, claddings, and wrapping materials such as blankets, bubble wrap, and tape to seal the boxes. If you hire the removalist to pack, they will bring all of the necessary packing materials with them.
Even though moving is not easy and moving at the end of the year is even more stressful, it is possible to effect a successful move by engaging with a professional removalist firm to help you with the planning and execution phases of the move.