Finding your dream home can be somewhat of a labor of love. You will no doubt spent a lot of time and money on making your dream come true, and have finally got the keys to the house that you have always dreamed of. But what now? How do you even begin the process of packing up your current home and getting it to your new one?
Things to sort out
The first thing that you need to do is book your removal firm. Choose residential moving companies that have experience in handling moves like yours. Check reviews and their reputation on social media before committing to anything.
Make a list of all the various organizations to contact for address changes. Start the registration process with new doctors, dentists, opticians, and, where necessary, new schools. Set up a postal redirect to make sure it all comes to your new address and nothing important goes astray.
Once you get to your new home, one of the worst things is not being able to find anything, particularly at the end of a long day of shifting boxes. Create a system to help you identify which room the boxes need to go in and what is inside each of them.
Start off by packing up the rooms or items you rarely use. Ornaments, pictures on walls, and so on are easiest to start with, as well as items stored in your basement or attic and seasonal items such as Christmas decorations. Then, work your way through the rest of your home keeping the things you use most often until last.
Use this time to carefully go through everything you own. Sorting your belongings before you pack is a great idea. If you haven’t used it recently or even forgot you had it, do you really need to take it with you? If the answer is no, then look at donating it or recycling it in a responsible way. Moving home is the ideal time for a clear out!
Pack the truck up with items you want to go into the new house first. Be careful to make sure you keep all boxes for each room together so they all arrive in the house at the same time and can be put in the appropriate rooms together.
If you have things that are valuable, consider taking them with you as opposed to putting them on the removal truck. This way you can ensure you have them and they stay safe from accidental damage.
A top tip is to load your bigger furniture onto the removal truck last so they come off the truck first and you can then place them where they need to be before all the smaller boxes are brought in.
Pack an overnight kit. Include bottled water, toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleaning and grooming supplies, and other essential items such as regular medication. Keep this with you personally so items are to hand when you need them.