It is said that one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do is move house. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s something we’ll have to do more than once in our lives – especially if we want to move up the property ladder one premises at a time.
The truth is though, moving should be a positive thing, so it’s important to make sure that when the day comes to pack up your stuff and head for your new home, you don’t have any unnecessary accidents – which is where creating a checklist of things to do – and if necessary investing in some information and safety signs – can come in handy.
Your checklist should consider the dates and timelines of everything you want and need to do and will help make sure that not only is your move done efficiently and correctly, but it is also done safely and securely. Accidents in the home are incredibly common, so when there are boxes and silicate items lying around everywhere, the possibility of an incident increases significantly.
Start by thinking about the moving date itself and work backwards. What day will you need to pack certain items? Which things should be packed at the very last minute? Which things will you need on the day itself? Then, when you have boxed everything up, consider safety signs for the packages that tell the person picking them up whether they are heavy, fragile or destined for a specific room in the new property.
You might be tempted to save some money by nipping to the local corner shop to pick up some empty boxes for your things. This is a great idea for your smaller items like cutlery, keepsakes and other bits n bobs, but it might be worth investing in some new boxes – available from stationary outlets, moving companies and online stores – to make sure you have something strong enough to carry things like glasses and porcelain. After all, you don’t want the bottom to fall out of your boxes at the wrong time, as it could prove costly and dangerous.
With a well thought out checklist and the right equipment, moving house needn’t be stressful. In fact, with the correct approach, you could be lounging in your new Shangri la a lot sooner than you think.