Wednesday, July 18, 2018

3 Simple Tips to Make Moving Home Easier

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While moving house can be a really exciting moment in a person’s life, it can also become a long and stressful process. You spend months at the local estate agents trying to find the perfect new home, while looking for a buyer for your current home. Then you end up spending a lot of money on moving fees, and finally there is the extra cost of having to move all of your belongings from one location to the other. With all of this in mind, here are three simple things you can do to make moving home an easier and less stressful process for you and your family.

Don’t spend extra on packing materials
Most people end up spending a lot of money on moving house, from the cost of hiring the removals van, to paying for a babysitter to watch the kids for the day of the move. However, you can save a little bit of money on moving house by not spending so much on the price of packing materials. Instead of buying lots of boxes, bubble wrap and tape, try and utilize items that you already have around the home. You can use suitcases to pack away clothes and use linens to protect delicate items, such as plates and glasses, rather than wasting bubble wrap.

Pack with precision
While it might be tempting to just chuck items into random boxes and seal them up without a second thought, you will definitely regret it once you arrive in your new home. Instead, take the time to create an organized packing system. It might be best to pack one room at a time, as that way you are only losing the use of one room, rather than losing items from all over the house.

Plus, when you have cleared out the first room, you can then use that space to store boxes in so that the rest of the house doesn’t become too cluttered. Label everything precisely, with a note of what room the items are from, and a general description of the contents. This will help you to decide how to transport each box; for example, some items might go in a moving truck, while the essentials can go in your car. If you don’t have enough room in your car, you can always get a 4WD Supacentre roof rack, to give yourself some more space. It might also be worth writing a list of each box, so that you know if anything goes missing.

Try to avoid moving during busy times
During busy traffic hours, moving home is going to be made that much more difficult, especially when it comes to finding parking at the other end. Therefore, it is important to think about what time of day you are going to move; for example, you might find it worthwhile to take the day off of work and hire the moving truck for use during the late morning or early afternoon, when most people are still at work or school.
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