Let’s face it, moving home is never going to be the most relaxing experience but there are ways to take out much of the stress and strain. We’ve gathered together 12 top tips for the sole purpose of making your moving day go as smoothly as possible.
We all know that stress levels can run very high ahead of a house move. How are you going to get all of your stuff from A to B in time? There’s so much to do! We’ve written this post to help you settle those nerves and ensure your moving experience is as close to perfect as possible.
The excitement of moving into your first apartment can soon turn to dismay if you realize you’ve forgotten to bring a towel, cutlery, toothbrush or pillows. This room-by-room checklist will help ensure you don’t suffer that inconvenience.
After moving into a new home, you might find that some serious landscaping is in order to make the best of your garden or outdoor space. Often, this means transporting heavy materials such as rocks, flagstones, concrete slabs, timber or bricks.
If you’re a keen gardener in the midst of planning your home move, you will probably have a few heavy potted plants in your collection. Have you thought about how you are going to prepare and move them? Plants, as you know, are very sensitive to their environment and often struggle to cope with the trauma of being uprooted (literally!) and moved across town or, even worse, across state lines. A bit of preparation can go a long way to reducing the impact of your move. First, you will need some supplies.
Preparing to move large pieces of furniture and white goods can be a daunting task. However, there are plenty of ways to make things easier for yourself. Here are 12 simple tips to try out the next time you’re moving house. Disclaimer: This article is written with the assumption that you will be following proper moving and handling techniques. If lifting, make sure you know what those techniques are so that you don’t cause yourself an injury.
Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is perhaps the most daunting to pack. This is compounded when you are on a tight deadline as there are so many potential breakages (crockery, stemware, bottles, etc.) and spillages (wine, liquor, oil, vinegar, etc.) if care isn’t taken. The good news is that if you are organized, have the right packing materials and follow a systematic process, you can pack up that kitchen/dining room quickly and safely – in two days max.
One of the benefits of using professional movers to pack, transport and unload your things is that you can hand over responsibility for your fragile items – like your flat screen TV – to them. But what if you’re going the DIY route and doing all the packing, loading and driving? This guide to move your flat screen TV will help ensure your televison arrives at your new home in the same condition as when you last sat in front of it.
Every room in the home has its own challenges when it comes to packing. Compared with the kitchen, bathroom or garage, the bedroom may seem easy to pack but what about moving mattresses, mirrors and expensive jewelry? This guide has plenty of tips to help you breeze through your bedroom packing schedule. Many people also combine their bedroom as a study so this guide also covers items you might find in a study room (desks, computers, books, etc.) Clothes Clothes can suffer badly during a move and even if they arrive in good condition, you may have to spend a week…
Moving home, whether for personal, work or family reasons, is a big and exciting step to take. However, it can also lead to stress levels soaring, especially if you have a spouse, children and pets to take care of. A certain level of anxiety is probably unavoidable but here are top eight tips to take the edge off the stress while you are moving with family: