Moving to another state or country can be a painful and overwhelming process; there are lots of headaches involved. However, these hassles and headaches can be avoided if you take steps to prevent these from happening.
Taking steps such as packing your items smartly and hiring professional removalists can make your move easy and smooth.
Here are four modern-day hacks to ensure a successful home relocation.
Over the years, you may have accumulated a lot of extra items. And there is no better time to get rid of all the unnecessary things than when you need to move house. Just thinking about packing up all your unwanted goods and how much you must pay for their shipment can be enough motivation to toss them away.
Start sorting through your things several weeks before your move so you will have enough time to pack the things you need to take with you as well as to prepare the unwanted items to be donated or sold. In Australia, you can donate your items to huge op-shops or charity organizations taking donated items. This ensures that everything will end up where they should.
But decluttering can be a hassle if you are relocating with elderly parents who need extra care, for example, or if you suddenly got sick. Luckily, you can get house clearance services from Adelaide removalists. Moving experts will help you reduce the clutter in your house to make sure that you will only move what you need. This way, you can cater to the needs of your family or get enough rest to regain your strength and health.
2. Create a list of items you need to move
Go through everything that you must relocate, then create a list. This way, you and your removalists will have an idea of the required tasks. The worst thing that can happen during the removal process is knowing that you have underestimated your space requirements and budget, and then not having enough resources or time to get everything done during the moving day.
3. Take advantage of useful apps
In today’s digital age, almost everything can be done on your smartphone and other gadgets. Are you aware that there are apps that can make your relocation hassle-free?
For instance, you can go paperless with your inventory by using apps that allow you to simplify your list and monitor everything you should pack. You can further categorize all your items using the folder system and attach images or notes you may need. Also, you can print QR labels that you can place on your moving boxes to make unpacking a lot easier.
The same is true with updating your utilities. Instead of making phone calls or preparing paperwork, which can both be time-consuming, you can easily inform the utility companies about your change in address using their app or website.
4. Pack your items well
Packing is one of the more tedious tasks associated with moving home. How you pack will affect the safety of your items, so you must be smart about packing your goods. For instance, you must only use high-quality packing materials, such as boxes, tapes, and wrap. Substandard packing supplies can break while your goods are being transported, causing item damage and even loss.
Also, you need to have a packing system in place. For example, the heavy items should be placed at the bottom of boxes with the lighter ones stacked over them. Moreover, fill any empty space with cushions, towels or packing papers to prevent your items from moving and bumping into one another while in transit, thus reducing the risk of damage.
Again, if you think you can’t pack your items properly or you don’t have enough time to do it, consider enlisting the help of competent removalists. They can pack all your items, or perhaps just the fragile and bulky ones. Bear in mind that knowing how to properly pack and using the right packing materials will make a huge difference. So don’t hesitate to invest in professional packing services. In fact, you can also hire the experts to unpack your items once they arrive in your new home for even greater convenience.
It is true that moving home entails a lot of work and planning, and uses up plenty of your resources, but it does not have to be too overwhelming and stressful. Hiring reputable removalists will eliminate most of the moving-related hassles. In fact, with their offered services (that include packing and unpacking, pet and/or car transport, furniture removal, and house cleaning), you can relocate to your new home without any unnecessary hassles.
Craig Jones is the Managing Director at Aussiemove, Australia’s largest independent moving alliance. Craig is a respected member of the removalist network in Australia, having served in senior positions, including the President of the removal industries governing body, the Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA). With 23 years of experience at Aussiemove, he has the skills and the highly trained team to move families safely and reliably, in Adelaide, across Australia and around the world.