After securing a bad credit home loan and locking down a property, you may be thinking that the hardest part of purchasing real estate is behind you. However, the actual move can be considerably difficult and confusing if you don’t take the time to prepare for it beforehand.
Here are some tips to help make your moving process as smooth and streamlined as possible.
Get rid of your clutter
Living in one place for an extended period of time means that you’re guaranteed to have accumulated a lot of belongings, some of which you could probably do without. Rather than take single items from your old home to your new one, spend some time spring cleaning your property and get rid of anything you haven’t used in over a year – or can feasibly see yourself never needing again.
Take this opportunity to adopt a ‘New home, new start’ mentality and cleanse yourself of any belongings you don’t need. This will also help to reduce the time it takes to move, helping you slip into your new life faster.
Clearly label boxes
While this may seem obvious, clearly labelling your boxes will make the unpacking process so much easier at your new home. This is especially important if you’re using professional removalists. By giving them clear direction, they can put the boxes in the right places in your new home, saving you from having to double move boxes from one part of the house to the other – facilitating the unpacking process.
Entertain the children
If you’re moving with children, finding something to keep them entertained and – more importantly – out of the way is essential. Perhaps you could task them with preparing the backyard for the unpacking of outdoor furniture or looking after the pets in a isolated room in the house, in order to keep them occupied and away from the hustle and bustle of unpacking.