Moving Checklist and Tips

Operation Moving House is underway! But, what do you need to make sure that your big move has a smooth transition? It can be overwhelming to think of all of the things that you need to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered.

Here is a moving checklist, with some moving tips for good measure, to help you make your moving process less arduous.

Two Months Before

So, you have two months to go until move day. It’s time to start planning. You don’t have to start packing things in boxes just yet, but you need to make sure that you are diligently planning ready for the move ahead.

Be Ruthless

Now is the time to go through your things and what you want to take with you. it’s a great time to do a spring clean no matter what season it is. You should only take things with you that you need. So, be ruthless sell what you don’t need and store what you can’t part with.

Research

Moving companies get booked up quickly. Especially on weekends. So, now is the time to make sure that you are researching local moving companies to make your transition from house to home less painful. Make sure that you meet with your preferred company and go through the costs with them. And remember, check references and make sure they are insured. You don’t want your belongings damaged in transit.

Create a Folder

Now is the time to get your paperwork in order. Receipts, quotes and all your other housing documents need to be safe and secure. Make sure that you have a designated folder for all of these important pieces of paper.

Six Weeks Before

So, you have purged, thrown and booked your removal company. You only have six weeks to go. Here is what you need to do next.

Order Moving Supplies

Packaging. Bubble wrap. Tape. Boxes. All of these things are crucial to your home move. Make sure that you order them early.

One Month to Go

With one month to go, it’s time to ramp up your house move. But, with so much planned already the rest will be a breeze. There are some important things that you need to do in this time.

Making Sense of Moving

Written confirmation, costs and times need to be finalised with only one month to go until the move. Be sure to get these details during this period, so that you can start planning your move around these times. What’s more, you can start organising your finances too.

Begin Packing

So, the packing time has arrived. The best way to do this is in a methodical fashion. Choose the room that use the least and start packing in an organised manner. Clothes, rarely used furniture and photos all need to be packed away and correctly labelled. After all, you don’t want to be playing a game of Guess Who with your boxes when you arrive at your new home. Essential items and the commonly used items in your home can be packed at a later date.

Investigate Storage Solutions

Of course, storage is going to be a must have during this time. It’s time to start investigating storage options on a short term basis. Many companies have flexible solutions to suit you. It’s an affordable route to take when you are in the midst of moving house. You can provide a haven for your lesser used belongings with a secure storage facility.

Two Weeks Before

Time is going quickly, and you want to make sure that everything is going without a hitch. With only two weeks to go, there are some minor snagging things that you need to take care of.

Contact the Moving Company

With only two weeks to go, you need to make sure that your moving company is ready for action. Reconfirm the details and get the ball rolling.

One Week to Go

Pack Your Clothes

Packing your clothes means that you are getting closer to the move. Invest in good suitcases or use your existing luggage set to start packing your clothes and toiletries. Do make sure that you leave some outfits out for the remainder of the week!

Planning for Money

Settling invoices can be a painstaking task. So, make sure that you do this before the moving day itself. You don’t want to be paying cheques and unpacking boxes at the same time.

Moving Day is Here!

Take your inventory and your documents and plan for the best moving day ever. It’ll be a breeze knowing that you have so thoroughly planned your move!