The prospect of relocating is often met with stress and worries. It can be a happy moment in life if you’re moving to a new home, particularly a bigger and better one, but the activity of moving is always fraught with some challenges. Be smarter when you move. To reduce the stress that’s often associated with removals, here is a list of the things that you should avoid:
Not Asking for Help
There’s a sense of fulfillment that comes with doing things on your own but moving is not a job you shouldn’t keep for yourself unless all your belongings can fit in one rolling luggage and your car. Ask your family or friends for help. You should also consider hiring interstate movers in Melbourne or elsewhere if you have a lot of items to pack, especially if some of those items are bulky, heavy, or fragile.
Professional movers have the right accessories, equipment, vehicles, and experience for moving just about anything in a home or office. They are also trained to handle fragile or bulky items. You will save time and even protect your belongings from damage or loss.
Many professional movers offer insurance for your items while those items are handled and in transit. Some movers provide secure storage options in case you have things you haven’t decided on bringing but can't dispose of yet.
Taking Everything with You
Take a day or two to purge some of the items in your home. Consider this move as an opportunity to get rid of things you don’t use anymore. Some of those items belong in the rubbish bin, some can be donated, and others can be sold. Segregate items in labeled boxes. Hold a garage sale or sell things online if you have the time. If friends are helping you pack, ask them to choose whatever they want from the boxes of stuff you’re trying to get rid of. Donate or throw out the rest. By purging those items, you’ll avoid wasting time moving them to your new place.
Not Labelling Boxes
Don’t just label the boxes for rubbish, donation, or selling; label the boxes for moving. Fail to do this, and you’ll waste at least a day rummaging through all the boxes in search of the things that belong in every room. Here’s a neat trick: box everything and put the boxes in the place where they belong. Add the room’s name on the label, such as “master bedroom.” When the movers come, tell them to put the boxes in their corresponding rooms in your new place. This will save time, and you won’t have to carry boxes around when you unpack.
Not Keeping Your Valuables with You
Some things don’t belong in a moving van. Your jewelry, laptop, iPad, phone, watches, and other valuable items should travel with you in the car. If you’re riding with the movers, put all your valuables in a backpack or handbag and don’t leave it lying around. Consider carrying a plastic glass and utensils in your backpack so that you don’t have to rummage for them if you have to eat before unpacking in your new home.
Use these smart pieces of advice when you move, and you’ll find that you’ve avoided half the stress and worry associated with moving.