You'll Wish You Had Read This Before You Moved House

Moving house can be stressful. If you’ve moved house in the past, you’ve likely felt overwhelmed, and like you just want it to be over with as quickly as possible. However, it doesn’t have to be like that the next time you decide to leave. Here are the things you’ll wish you read before you moved - they’ll make a world of difference:

Get A Pet/Babysitter
Having your pets or babies around you while you’re trying to move can make things even more stressful. They can get confused and upset, and even if they don’t, it can mean things take much longer to get done. Getting a pet/babysitter for the day will do you the world of good. Even if you can’t recruit a family member and you have to pay for it, you’ll thank yourself in the long run for the time you saved.

Label Your Boxes Diligently
Don’t just throw things in boxes and expect to remember what’s in them later on. Don’t just label them by room either! Make a note of the specific things that are in the boxes, so you don’t have to think too much about it when you need to find something. Then, when it comes to unpacking, you can easily lay out the boxes in the correct rooms.

Hire Reputable Professionals To Help
Hiring a professional removals company to get you from A-B is a good idea. However, they must be reputable. Pick somebody with a good reputation; maybe somebody who has a testimonial from somebody you know. Unfortunately, there are still shady removals companies out there. You don’t want to lose your stuff, or have it broken. Worse yet, you don’t want it not to turn up. Make sure you do your research and find the company that will show up with your stuff in tact. Book this well in advance though!

Check Your House Three Times Before You Leave
You might think you’ve picked up everything, but have you really picked up everything? It’s a good idea to check the house and every room in it at least three times over before you leave. Check in strange places for things you may have dropped or forgotten about.

Leave Every Single Key
Imagine how the new property owner will feel when they arrive in your old property, only to not be able to open a window or a gate? Make sure you leave every single key! Even if you’re only moving down the road, it’ll save you a trip.

Start Packing Up Early
Start packing up early so you have plenty of time. Start with the rooms you use the least. You don’t want to feel rushed when you pack.

Pack ‘Emergency’ Boxes
You may need something quickly while you’re on the way to your new place, or once you arrive. You don’t want to root through boxes and boxes, so pack an emergency box. This could have your trusty mug in it, toothbrush, and anything else you like to use every day.

Good luck with the move!

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