Here’s a little known fact: Many people in the UK regard a house move as one of the most stressful life experiences that they’ll ever endure.
Yes, while owning a new home is exciting, the process of moving itself isn’t something that most people look forward to. And as most people will move multiple times throughout their life, the Moovd team are here to arm you with the most useful tips you’ll need to organise yourself ahead of your next moving day.
We’re also here to tell you that it doesn’t need to be all that bad! Get yourself adequately organised for moving day, and you’ll save yourself much of the associated stress.
Here are our essential tips to help you get organised for moving day:
Start the packing process as early as possible
Let’s face it, packing can be one of the most tedious things about moving home. But, it’s like facing any chore that you dread, but that needs to be done – it’s best tackled first! The longer you procrastinate about packing, the more anxiety and stress the entire moving process will cause you.
Set yourself a timing plan for packing that’s realistic. Trust us, you’ll feel a lot calmer and more prepared if all your packing is behind you by the time moving week arrives.
For an average-size four-bedroom home, we recommend starting the packing process about six weeks before the big move day. Yes, that far in advance! This way, you’ll have enough time to properly sort through your belongings, get rid of any clutter and give away any items you don’t want to take with you.
No, we’re not talking about clothing labels. We’re talking about good old sticky labels that you can slap onto your packed boxes. Label your boxes effectively so you can ensure that your removal company will be able to transport your things as quickly as possible and to the correct room.
So, what exactly does effective labelling involve? Well, just make sure that your writing is legible, and include a short description of what the box contains. Label all sides of the box so it can be seen from any angle. Finally, take your label game up a notch by using colour coded labels. Pick a different colour for each room, and you’ll pretty much guarantee that everything will end up in the right room. Oh, and your movers will thank you for it.
Save your old (and new) floors from damage with scraps of old cardboard
Yes, you read that right. Part of the anxiety of moving day is related to the potential damage that your home (both old and new) could face as part of the move. Get rid of that stress by taking some preventative action.
This is a lot simpler than it sounds. Simply lay down flat cardboard strips (using old cardboard boxes) and avoid dents and scuff marks caused by all the hustle and bustle of moving day. Although if you’ve hired professional movers, you will have the peace of mind that they’ll be trained on how to move without causing any damage.
Hire professional movers for the big day
The number one way to ensure that you’re super organised for moving day is to hire a professional moving company.
Although many people attempt to move without professional help, this can be a much more stressful and challenging experience. Movers can ensure that all your belongings get to your new home in one piece, and in much less time!
Not sure where to find someone? Ask us for recommendations on local professional moving companies in Durham and get some quotes from a few companies in advance of the move. We recommend booking as soon as you know your move-in date, as popular firms can get quite booked up over peak periods.
Take some time off work for a day or two
Try to take a couple of days off work around your big moving day. This gives you a little extra time for that inevitable last-minute packing and settling in at the other end.
Searching for a home in Durham?
Now that you’re equipped with all the tips you need to help you manage your next moving day let us help you find a home that’s worth any moving stress. At Moovd we have years of experience matching both buyers and renters with their perfect home. Get in touch today on 01919097020 and speak with a member of our team to kick off your house hunt.