Moving house is one of the most stressful life events there is – there’s just so much to think about that it boggles the mind. Having to connect all of your utilities, making sure that the movers handle all of your belongings with care and that you have easy access to all of the essentials you need on your first night in your new home – pyjamas, for instance! Read on for some clever moving-in tips and take a look at this link for movers to help you get settled in.
Pack the Stuff You Really Need Last
Things that you’re going to really need at the other end – jammies, the kettle, the beds, bedding, kitchen stuff, medicines and loo roll are probably the must-haves. Your must-have list might be a little bit different, but to get by during your first week or two in the new house, you’ll need to pack the stuff that you really need last – in fact, it should be the very last thing on the van.
Connect Utilities Before You Move
If at all possible, have an overlap between the day that you move into your new house and the day that you have to leave your current house. This means that you’ll be able to ring the cable TV company, the broadband company and the people who run your phone line before you move out, so that all of your utilities can be connected and ready to go on the day that you over. A hot shower and a silly film will really help you relax when it’s time to go to bed, instead of being stuck in moving-in mode.
It sounds really obvious, but labeling everything means that the movers will know exactly where to put which boxes. To make things even easier for yourself, make the labels fairly detailed: for example, kitchen cutlery drawer, upper right hand dresser drawer etc. This’ll make things really, really simple when you come to unpack – you can pretty much just empty the relevant box into the relevant drawer.
Pay in Advance
The last thing you need on moving day is added stress and if you can’t find your purse or hook up your laptop so that you can get online to pay via bank transfer, you won’t be able to pay the movers. And that’s really a huge pain in the bum. So either pay in advance, or get the cash ready in an envelope and get someone to look after it for you if you think you’ll forget where it is, or pop it into your bag.
Source: The Nest