Moving home can be an exciting time and a chance for a fresh new start. However, it can also be a stressful event, in which details get forgotten and hidden costs seem to constantly arise. To help plan you for you move, here are some handy tips to remember.
Start boxing up earlyDonít leave it to the night before. Start packing up boxes a month before of possessions you donít urgently need. Start with seasonal items such as Christmas decorations or summer gear and garden tools. Go room by room boxing up books and ornaments and clothing until eventually you only have what you need for the night before the move. Code each box along the way so that when it comes to unpacking you know where to find everything Ė write a list of contents on the side of the box or take a picture of each boxís contents with your phone.
Take time to declutter
Along the way, youíll come across a lot of possessions that you forgot you had. Some of it really wonít be worth taking along with you, so use the chance to sell, donate or throw away this clutter. Some people will have a yard sale outside their home, although you should check first that your neighborhood legally allows yard sales. You can also consider storage as a temporary solution, whilst you work out what to do with this clutter.