Planning to move to a new house can really stir up excitement in a person. However, it is never enough to simply place everything inside bags and boxes and – voila, you’re moved in! Often, moving to a new house without any strategy will end up having more clutter- and damage for that matter- once inside your new house than you would ever want.
So, to save you much stress and have a convenient move, follow these tips:
- As much as possible, get your things organized the earliest.
Packing up everything is not a day’s work. You need as much as time as possible to deliberate which things need to go inside the house and which needs to be find their way to the trash. Also, moving an entire household is never easy with breakables to attend to carefully as well as any collections to keep together, the stack of clothes from your closets and other necessary things to bring. So, do yourself a huge favor and pack your things days before the big move.
- Label everything
Yes, you need to label everything. This will keep you on track on the things that you brought along as well as what room they belong to. This will keep everything smooth and easier to unpack once inside the new house.
- Delegate tasks to everyone
Assign a member of the family to be in charge of the breakables in the kitchen and another person in charge of all the clothes. To make this much easier have each one have a checklist of their own assignments so they can easily monitor if everything is brought along.
- Secure your valuables
Even if you are extremely busy, it does not give you an excuse to forget about your valuables. Always secure your valuables first. If you have an extra bag you can carry around to monitor your things, use it so you have all valuable things around you and not somewhere a moving person could easily pick them up. I hate to even suggest it, but things do go missing sometimes, so play it safe! You can also have other members of the family assigned to a certain number of valuables so one person will not only have the greater responsibility of securing the house valuables.
- Pet sitter is handy when you have pets.
If you have dogs or cats, have someone to take care of them while you are managing your move. This will keep you from worrying about them and will keep them from making a mess of your things.
- Select a viable transportation method
If you have a lot of things and a lot of house furniture, make sure you have hired a BIG moving truck. Otherwise, a large van or truck may accommodate everything if you are moving from say, an apartment to a house. This will ensure that everything will be brought along when you move as well as minimizing you the cost of transfer and taking multiple trips.
- Coordinate with your movers
Your hired movers do not know what you packed along or an inventory of your things so make them aware that the boxes from the kitchen must be handled with care. This will avoid any damages in your things and for the movers to know how to appropriately stack your boxes inside the truck.