Whether you’re moving out for the first time or moving into a new property, moving can be a stressful time. There’s a lot to do and if you don’t know where to start, we’ve got a list of five tips to get you ready for your new home!
1 Label Each Box Per Room
As your packing, label each box accordingly. For example – if you’re packing knives and forks label the box – CUTLERY/KITCHEN. When you move into your property place the boxes into each room that they’re labelled, this will make unpacking quicker and easier, which means you can relax and settle into your new home at ease.
2. Put Moving Tasks in Your Diary
Monday, Pack Living Room. Tuesday, Phone Electric Supplier. Wednesday, Clear Out Bedroom. Delegating small tasks to a different day and writing them down, means that you will be prepared and won’t forget the smaller tasks that are needing done before you move out. Even setting a reminder on your mobile that will notify you at a specific time, can help encourage you to complete your tasks for that day. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the smaller things, but you don’t want to move out feeling unprepared.
3. Get Furniture for Cheap or Free
If your budget is a little tight, and you’re moving into an unfurnished property, you can pick up some fantastic furniture for free/an affordable price. Check local facebook pages in your area that sell furniture, they will be less expensive than in stores or sometimes people will be giving away items for free. There are also up-cycling websites that instruct you on how to use old items that you may not have use for anymore and turn them into something priceless for example a quirky lamp for your living room. You can visit https://www.upcyclethat.com/make-that/furniture/ for some fantastic ideas. Have a potter around your local charity shops, there are always some gems that you can find within and you will be donating to a charitable cause, which is a double bonus.
4. Get to Know Your Local Area
Even before you’ve moved into your new home, it can be a good idea to take a day to travel to your new area and explore. Find out where your local shops are, where you would do your weekly/monthly grocery shop. Have a look and see if there are any gyms near you or places where you could sign up ie a local library or dance class. Even if it isn’t pressing, it’s good to know where these places are to get a feel of the area and to make yourself feel at home.
You don’t have to worry about unpacking on the day that you move in. The only task you have to do on moving day, is to make your bed. That way, after a busy day of moving boxes, you can fall into bed, ready for the day ahead. Treat yourself to a takeaway so you don’t have to worry about finding pots, pans and plates and settle into your lovely new property.