Tips to Avoid the Moving Mayhem
Finally, the long-awaited moving day is drawing closer – bringing with it the time for packing boxes and getting organised. Finding a new place to call home can be a very exciting but at the same time, if you are not careful, things can get away from you, causing more chaos than calm. To help avoid getting stuck in the moving madness and mayhem it is important that you keep your head above water by prepping, planning and organising well in advance.
So here is what to do to avoid the mayhem of moving day:
The Early Bird Gets Prepared
Moving is no small feat, and it is not as simple as packing your bags and off you go. There is no way to avoid any moving madness if you leave everything to the last minute. Generally speaking, when moving, you have a month or two to get organised – to make the most of the time that you have and plan properly. Start by itemising everything you will have to do. Remember to set yourself a realistic time frame to complete all the tasks you set out
Clean, Divide and Purge
You can’t leave your home in a messy state. So before you move shop, you have to thoroughly clean every countertop and room, top to bottom. Getting rid of clutter when you move is probably the best time to do so. You will have to organize and sort all of your belongings anyway so why not make sure that you are taking only what you really want and need into your new space. Think about selling unwanted goods or donating to good causes.
The Importance of Inventory
Once you have identified exactly what you will be taking and what you are leaving behind, make sure to take a comprehensive inventory of all your belongings. This is particularly important if you are using a moving company. This record will prove very useful if something goes missing or if you have left it behind. Also, think about writing a list of everything you pack in individual boxes (remember to mark these boxes) so that you don’t have to spend hours looking for something once you arrive at your new home.
Use the Professionals
If you are moving to a different city, province or even just down the road – using a professional moving company will make your life a lot easier. Movers will pack up all of your furniture and large items, which would be a nightmare to move on your own, transport them to your new abode and unpack them. Remember to shop around for quotes and research the credibility of the company before contracting them. You should also transport smaller items and valuables yourself.
Ensuring that you are properly organised long before the day you move, the whole process will prove to be a lot easier. By taking our advice into consideration you will be one step closer to a mayhem-free moving day. If you are considering selling your home and need advice on how to navigate this process, the dedicated team at RE/MAX Masters will guide you. Contact us today for more information.
Author: RE/MAX Masters