10 Things to be Familiar with When Moving from One Home to Another
Moving home is never an easy time. We can get stressed, overwhelmed, and time-pressured and that’s just the beginning. Whether you look into Strathfield or Bondi Removals to help you, there are still a number of things to keep in mind and be across when moving.
1. It’s a myth that you have to move on Fridays
This is a common misconception due to real estate offices and solicitors doing lease signings and contract exchanges etc on Fridays quite often. However, you can choose when you move.
2. Fail to plan and you should plan to fail
Organise your boxes, and your packing and have a vision of where it will all go after you arrive at your new place – trust me.
3. Removalists aren’t necessarily the most expensive option
By the time you rent a van, and rope in some mates, and factor in potential for breakages and repeat trips – and time, you might start to rack up the same or higher bills than if you choose the best removalists North Sydney or the Inner West has to offer.
4. Let your friends or family dog-sit/cat-sit on moving day
It’s not easy moving when you have pets who may be going frantic with people and things going in and out of the house with heavy objects. Not to mention front doors being left open. Find someone who can look after them on the main moving day.
5. Get your children involved
Changes can sometimes be quite hard on kids – I recommend giving your children small tasks to help them engage and feel responsible. You can even bring them into your new place before the move to help choose their bedroom.
6. Get boxes and other materials from your movers
Out of all the things to know before moving, this may be the best. Removalists can do you a deal on boxes and moving packaging, making it much more simple for you to have all that you need to get moving.
7. Insurance is important
Of course, using high quality removalists should already eliminate some concerns for damage to your belongings. However, even with the utmost of care, things can sometimes happen. Getting a removals company with insurance therefore is a must.
8. Backloading is a great way to move long distances
Backloading is essentially when a removalist has done a long trip and would otherwise be travelling back with an empty truck – meaning you only have to pay for a one way trip. This is especially useful when moving long distances, intercity, or interstate.
9. If you are changing your furniture, find charities or friends/ family to give it away to
One of the many benefits of moving house is getting to start again with furniture or heavy white goods. But that leaves the pesky current belongings to deal with – perhaps consider offering to a family member or friend, or even a charity.
10. Don’t worry, everything will be OK
The most important thing to remember is that everything will be OK. If you’re running late, or the real estate wouldn’t give the keys so early, or there’s been an accident causing a traffic jam, it’s all good. Don’t stress, and look after yourself.
Remember that moving doesn’t have to be a big stress – take a deep breath, and keep calm, and get yourself familiar with these 10 tips, and you’ll be alright!