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8 Helpful Tips for a Stress Free Move
By: Laitiah Huynh
July 06, 2022

Even the most difficult move can go smoothly with a little organisation and planning. Here are eight pointers to help you remember the first moments in your new home for all the right reasons.

1. Declutter

It’s eye-opening how much “stuff” you can gather over time, especially if you have lived there for a large portion of your life. Sorting out and decluttering your cupboards, shed, and other storage facilities in the weeks leading up to a move is a great idea. If belongings are no longer being used, donating or selling them is the best way to ensure that they aren’t going to waste or collecting dust.

2. Create a Moving Folder

Keeping all of your paperwork in one place makes life so much easier. Property sale information, utilities such as gas and electricity, removalist receipts, contact information, emails, and other documents can all be saved in a folder for quick and convenient access.

3. Schedule Removalist Sooner Rather Than Later

Good removalists are typically booked months in advance, To make your move easier, ensure to call a removalist as soon as you know your moving date. A professional removalist will look after not only your belongings but also save you one less job to stress about.

4. Begin Packing in Advance

Before you relocate, make sure you have all of your non-essential items packed. Out-of-season clothing, camping and fishing equipment, Christmas decorations, and other goods can all be arranged to be packed away ahead of time.

5. Label Your Boxes

Permanent markers will be your best friend - labelling your moving boxes by category / rooms will make your life so much easier.  A box clearly labelled "dining room" is much less likely to wind up in a bedroom for example.

6. Organise Services and Utilities for The New Property

Notify your water, gas, and electricity companies to not only connect your new homes’ services and utilities but also disconnect the services and utilities used at your current property.

7. Ensure You Keep Your Valuable Items With You

Looking through boxes for bed linen, towels, toilet paper, documents / paperwork, or your wallet is the last thing you want to do. Take these items with you in the car so you'll be prepared for your first night at your new home.

8. Celebrate All The Hard Work

Celebrate your arrival! Open a bottle of champagne and bask in the glory of your accomplishment inside your new home.

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