We all know that moving home can come with its fair share of headaches. We’ve all been through it before and we know what a mountainous challenge it can feel like if not planned out properly.
However, once we’ve done it a couple of times we start to notice however that a smooth move is a well-organized move, so with that in mind here are our top tips for creating the ultimate stress-free-house move checklist.
A Stress-Free House Move Checklist
Organizing insurance is really important to make sure that you are covered for every potential eventuality. Contents, renters and household insurance are one of the most important insurance policies that we can invest in and that is never truer than when we are moving house. So if you don’t already have this insurance make sure you get it in time for your big move so your belongings are covered.
Always Call In The Pros
Learning from our past mistakes we all know that there really is no point in trying to do it all ourselves. Trying to take on every detail of our move only results in high levels of stress and possibly popped back disks, so calling in the professional removalists is essential to make sure it all goes without a hitch. Research a moving company with a trustworthy reputation in your local area to take the stress out of your house move. Trust me, talking from experience of having tried to do it ourselves in the past, it will be worth every penny.
You need to be contacting all your electricity, water and gas suppliers to let them know that you are moving. Make sure you are on top of final meter readings and that your suppliers are provided with your new address so that the transition from home to home is as smooth as possible.
It’s incredibly frustrating to have to deal with missing mail so make sure you have all of this organized in good time before you move to ensure you don’t lose any important mail.
Prepare An Inventory
Creating an inventory of everything you own means that you can keep on top of your belongings during the move. You want to be working your way through your home and making lists of all your belongings, to make sure that everything is accounted for.
Once your inventory is in place you can then start planning your packing schedule. Making sure you are organizing your packing in a highly methodical and structured way. You want to start packing the smaller items of your home, that are not in everyday use, well in advance of the move weekend. You want to try and leave as little as possible to be packed on the actual day itself while also making sure that you retain access to all your essential items.
So think strategically and start putting away all the items that you will not need with well-labeled boxes. All the material for packing up the larger and more essential items such as beds and sofas should be ready and good to go for the day of the move itself. So preparation and organization are key.
Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design.
Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.
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