Relocating to a new home can be an exciting experience. But the entire process of packing all your belongings and transporting them is also fraught with anxiety. And even more so the longer you wait.

The key to a successful move is in the preparation. Here are some tips to help with your next move.

Start Planning

The whole moving process can be daunting which is why careful preparation is crucial. Preparing a list of everything that needs to be completed will help to keep everything organised. Place the following items on your list.

  • Mark what will be moved and what will be stored if necessary
  • Measure all furniture and appliances to ensure they fit in the new home
  • Sell or donate belongings which have no use
  • Notify all utility companies of the move
  • Change all mailing addresses for any subscriptions
  • Buy packaging supplies including boxes and tape
  • Determine how everything will be transported
  • Enlist the help of close friends and relatives for the move
  • Thoroughly clean the house and garage

Most people fail to recognize just the sheer amount of work involved for a move and make the mistake of waiting until the last minute. But doing so causes even more stress.

Start planning your move immediately and take steps to remove all items off your preparation list.

Even if you are moving from a single apartment, it will likely take you longer than you think to pack all your belongings. Allow for at least a couple of weeks to get your things in order to ensure a successful move.

Prepare Moving Equipment

Moving can be an expensive process, especially if you are moving across the country. Do not try and save money by purchasing cheap boxes and tape. The money you save is simply not worth the frustrations of dealing with broken boxes and belongings smashing to the ground.

And it is mostly for this reason why hiring professional moving services is in your best interest as they have the resources necessary to pack your belongings and have them safely transported.

Focus on One Room at a Time

It seems obvious but focusing on one room is the best place to start. This ensures everything is properly packed. You don’t want to have to sort out bathroom items from kitchen items when you arrive at your new home. Keep boxes properly labeled for easy unpacking.

Consider Storing or Decluttering

Moving is a great chance to move belongings into a storage facility or even to get rid of them altogether. Unused furniture which has been sitting in the garage gathering dust will likely do the same at your new property. Take advantage of the situation and purge all your unused belongings. Throw them out or donate them to charity.

Enlist the Help of Friends and Family

Get your friends and family to help with your move. Some will be more than happy to help which will speed up the process and make it easier to move heavier items.

A little bit of planning goes a long way when you are moving.

But if you lack the time or resources to get it done, then contact Express Removals. Our removal specialists in Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane can help with any relocation needs you require from full removal services to interstate storage.