Moving house sounds like just about the most stressful thing you can think of, right? Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring long distance or interstate moving companies, it can be a daunting experience. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re moving into a new lad pad with your mates, then it’s important to get the basics right so that you’re not stressing out on moving day. Nobody wants to fall out on day one! Try these top tips for a successful, stress-free move.
You definitely will want to begin with this one. And, you should probably note down everything that follows it. A great alternative to the traditional pen and paper list is doing one on your smartphone. There’s a ton of free and simple mobile apps with which you can easily create checklists to help plan your move that bit better. This way, you’re never going to forget it – because who goes anywhere without their phone these days?
Budgeting is essential to avoiding stress. Moving house can be surprisingly pricey. If you’re getting a moving van, then that will need to be accounted for. As will any travel expenses going from your old and new place. Draw up a spreadsheet in Excel to help you keep track of costs, so that you don’t need to be worrying on the big day.
Visit Your New Area
If you’re moving somewhere completely new, then don’t let moving day be just the second time you’ve visited it. Go and see where you’re going to be living! Take in the local culture, suss out where you are on the map. These things are important – you don’t want to be lost in the middle of town drastically searching for somewhere to buy some milk for your tea. Come on now, lads.
Pack Things In An Orderly Manner
If you don’t label your boxes, then when you arrive, you’re going to have a nightmare. Organise things by the different rooms in your new place and write clearly on each box with a hefty marker pen. This might seem a lot harder to do beforehand, but it will make things ten times easier at the other end. Keeping cables together with their relevant devices is also key. You don’t want to be scrambling through box after box on the first night just to charge your iPhone!
Once you’ve unpacked the majority of your stuff, something is going to dawn on you. You probably didn’t have as much space as you thought when first viewing the property. So, for all of the things you can’t quite fit in your new lad pad right now, there’s a solution. Check out Space Maker self storage; with them you can store as many belongings as you need in a private and secure, clean room. Which is incredibly handy!
Now you’ve sorted out all of your old stuff, you can you start thinking about new additions. You could even sell the stuff you’ve put in storage if you feel you have outgrown it. Go and treat yourself to some new gear and revel in the fact that you’ve saved money, sorted everything and ultimately, had a stress-free move. You’re very welcome!