Moving from one place to another can be an exciting adventure – it’s often combined with excitement and a certain amount of nervousness. That is, in the best case scenario. Anyone who has ever gone through the ordeal will be sure to mention that it can be downright nerve-wracking if things don’t go according to plan.
Luckily, there are some steps you can take to ensure your personal belongings are transported from point A to point B without too much of a hassle – in fact, the more planning you have, the better your chances are.
It’s a process
It’s not going to happen by itself – it’s a process. In other words, you need to have a list ready and go through it, making adjustments as you go along. Here are the ten tips:
- Start now – don’t leave everything to the last minute; on the contrary, you want to start as early as possible. Your loft is always a good place to begin.
- Get your supplies – You’ll need plenty of boxes, tape, and materials that will prevent breakage. You’ll also want plenty of labels to keep track of everything, as advised by removals Worcester specialists from Advanced Removals & Storage.
- Move from room to room – If you have a system for packing, things go easier. Move from room to room and pack the things you don’t need early.
- Pack wisely – Use physics to your advantage. Pack the heavier items at the bottom; this will give you a better centre of gravity, which makes lifting and transporting much easier.
- Label your boxes – Don’t just label them according to content; label them according to the room they have to go into, and whether they’re breakable or delicate or not.
- Handling with care – label it!
- Have foresight – draw up a plan and make an inventory.
- Pets and kids – you’ll want to keep them entertained whilst you unpack.
- Help your handlers – by giving them a route map as well as the layout of the new house, you’ll help them act more efficiently.
- Your valuables – you may want to transport them yourself.
There’s one more thing to consider – an important one, if you want your first couple of nights in the new house to go as smoothly as possible. It’s unlikely that you will be able to unpack everything on the first day. In fact, re-installing everything might take the better part of a week. Make sure you pack some personal belongings and have a camping kit ready. Pack a kit that includes tissues, utensils, water, snacks (anything you might think of) and consider the first night or two the honeymoon period – you may have to camp out for a while. Think of it as an exciting adventure.
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