There is nothing more exciting than buying a new house. It represents so much more than just a financial investment, but something exciting, new and to be celebrated. But, while we all love the idea of setting up and living in our dream home, no one really loves the process of moving into it.
Whether it is your first or tenth time, moving houses can be quite a handful. Between the boxes, the disarray, and the confusion, it can be a stressful time. Things go missing, stuff gets broken, words get said… So, to help make your next move a stressfree move, StoreLocal has put together a checklist for moving homes to help you get organised.
It is quite easy to find yourself overwhelmed having to arrange all the services and repairs needed before vacating a property. Likewise, coordinating move-in and out dates with removalists’ availability can be a nightmare. Not to mention the most dreadful part of any move: packing.
Feeling on top of everything that requires doing may seem like an impossible goal during a move. After all, to work, studies and everyday life commitments, you now have to juggle many time-bound elements simultaneously. Many of which disrupts the structure of routines.
Show of hands: who has never packed something essential early on? And found themselves having to go through a sea of cardboard boxes and bubble wrap to find it days later.
A good idea to relieve some of the pressure is opting for a self storage unit. Almost 30% of our current customers have chosen personal storage as a way to break down their move into smaller, achievable bites.
That was the strategy of StoreLocal client, Juliano Moreira. “It was so much easier to be able to start packing and, straight away, emptying the house”, he said. “For me, there’s nothing worse than feeling buried by boxes. It doesn’t matter if I’m moving in or out of a place”, explained.
Here’s StoreLocal’s How To Plan The Perfect Move checklist guide.
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The secret to a stress-free move is preparation. The more time you have to plan it, the better you will deal with obstacles that are bound to pop up along the way.
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Take this opportunity to discard, donate or sell items you don’t want or use anymore. You can use social media to advertise your items, or a one-day garage sale might just do the trick.
Another tip is to plan meals that will lead you closer to an empty pantry by your moving out day.
Time to get to work: Start packing! This process will almost always take longer than expected, so better get to it sooner rather than later.
You will have more actionable tasks the closer you get to the moving in day. Plan your time and set daily goals to better deal with all the moving pieces during this time.
We’ve prepared you for this moment, so here are just some details for you to keep in mind. Happy Moving Day!
All utilities have been disconnected and turned off, and
The property is locked and secured
The condition of your belongings after the freight;
The condition of the new house. Keep your own record of entry conditions, take photos and notes.
Download StoreLocal’s How To Plan The Perfect Move checklist guide.