Smooth Transitions: Essential Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Moving Experience
Moving is not just hard on the day, there is a whole lot of build-up and planning that needs to happen in order to keep things going well. Here are the top 5 tips from The Smooth Movers, ;one of the leading local removalists in Perth, Western Australia.
1) Start clearing early and make a plan
It is easy to underestimate how long it takes to clear things out, pack, get organised and plan. So it makes sense to start a good 6 weeks ahead, maybe even earlier. Making a plan, having checklists are great ways to make sure nothing is forgotten and that things are done in the right order. Remember as well as clearing out and packing up you also need to plan time for unpacking at the new place. Start with things you no longer wear, use or want. Have sales, give things away, and recycle what can be recycled. Use this as a chance to de-clutter. Why keep moving something around with you that you never look at or think about? If you are hiring professional removalists like The Smooth Movers this is the time to book them to make sure they are available when you need them.
2) Organise and collect all paperwork
It is easy for things to get chucked in somewhere and then suddenly you have no idea where your passport is, or any other important paperwork you have. Put it all together in one folder and one place and have it labelled clearly so when you need your mortgage papers you can get to them!
3) Buy all the different supplies you need
If you do not hire professional movers you will have to source your own moving supplies. Try to get the best quality boxes you can since you do not want things falling out or getting damaged. The great thing about using professionals is they come with things like moving dollies or hand trucks, they have furniture covers and moving blankets, and mover bands and moving straps and such. All of these make moving a lot easier and less stressful. You also need to make sure you have enough of everything. People tend to underestimate and then have the real hassle of having to go out more than once for boxes and other supplies. You will want tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, stretch wrap, as well as the more obvious different-sized boxes.
4) Don’t try to do it all alone
If you are not hiring The Smooth Movers or another top removalist, then ask for help from friends or family. What will take you all together a few hours, would take days if you try to move on your own.
5) Eat properly and get enough sleep
It is easy for people to let the stress affect their sleep and their health. Make sure if you do not have healthy food in the home as you are emptying things out, that you choose some options that are on the healthier side. Try to find ways to get a good night’s sleep. Take breaks and relax sometimes, and try not to drink too much coffee!