13Nov 5 Things to be Familiar with When Moving from One Home to Another
Do you need to relocate between homes in the Hills District and Chatswood? If so, there are many decisions to be made as a successful move is made up of many different components, and each part needs to be planned in detail. Therefore, it’s best to create a removals project using a spreadsheet or GANTT Chart and specify each step, including deadline dates that the particular action needs to be completed by.
Thus, to facilitate this process, here are 10 of the most important things, or elements, that make up a move between one home to another:
Choose a professional removalist
You can enlist friends and family assist with the packing and moving of your household goods from your old home to your new residence. However, this process has the potential to end up fraught with unnecessary complications. Thus, it is preferable to hire skilled removalists Hills District to partner with you to effect a successful moving project.
At the end of the day, working with a professional company will more than likely save time, money, effort, and unnecessary stress.
Become a minimalist before you start packing
It stands to reason that the more furniture, appliances, and general household goods you choose to move to your new residence, the higher the cost of the move. Also, human beings tend to hoard possessions in the likely event that they might be used one day.
Juxtapositionally, the Minimalist Movement’s basic premise emphasises relationships over possessions. Therefore, adherents to Minimalism aim to reduce the number of possessions that cause clutter in the home to the absolute necessities. The ultimate goal is to provide space for relationships between family members to develop.
Also, embracing the Minimalist Movement as part of the move, provides the impetus to sort through all your possessions to decide what is essential to pack and move to your new home, resulting in fewer boxes and items to move. This will, in turn, drive the cost of the move down substantially.
Ensure adequate packing materials
Once you have decided what household goods, furniture, and appliances to transport to your new home, the next step is to determine who is going to pack up your home. There are two options: Either you can pack yourself, or you can hire professional removalists in Chatswood like Bill Removalists Sydney to pack for you.
There are distinct advantages to asking an experienced removalist company to pack your possessions. A few of these benefits include:
- The removals company will bring the correct packing, cladding, and wrapping materials.
- The removalists are trained in how to pack, wrap, and clad individual items so that nothing is damaged during the transport and unloading phases of the move.
Make arrangements for children and pets
It is preferable for everyone, especially the children and pets, to stay with friends or family while the removalist truck is being loaded. It is especially stressful for children as well as any family pets to remain in the home while boxes and furniture are being carried out of the house and loaded onto the truck. Furthermore, having little people and animals underfoot increases the risk of injury to everyone involved in the move, including the removalists, children, and pets.
Ensure utilities such as lights and water are switched on
It is essential to make sure that your old home’s lights and water are switched off on the day that you officially vacate the premises. And, equally, if not, more importantly, it is critical to ensure that your new home’s utilities have been transferred into your name from the day that you move into the residence.
Application for the switching on and off of these utilities needs to be made at least one month before the moving dates. Thus, it is necessary to ensure that this is attended to timeously.