After the excitement of acquiring a new house, the next thing you have to do is move your belongings. The level of challenge in moving from one home to another depends on how long you have stayed in your current home. You might not have enough money to splurge on moving after a buying new house thus organization is the key. You have to prepare beforehand, buy boxes for moving and make sure everything is ready before the actual date.
The problem most movers encounter stem from one thing – procrastination. Many tend to pack with only a few days left while some do not think they have that much things to pack only to be overwhelmed when they actually see the amount of belongings they possess. When this happens, they do last minute packing and throw random things into boxes. When they get to their new house, they don’t know where to find certain things when they need them because of lack of organization. It is recommended to pack three weeks before the moving date. You might think it is a lot of time but if you have other works and obligations, three weeks might not even be enough.
While packing, set aside things that you are not using and decide later on whether it can be donated or sold and if not then it belongs in the trash. You will have fewer items to pack and arrange at the new house and you won’t bring your clutter along.
Decide whether you are going to hire a moving company or do it on your own. A professional mover will surely be more expensive compared to hiring a truck but you have to factor in other costs. Make sure that the price difference is enough reason for you to move on your own.
When packing, you can buy boxes for moving or you can find a moving company that offers free boxes and other arrangements. Make sure use the bigger box for lighter items and the heavy items should be placed inside small boxes. Labelling is important to help you unpack faster.