A house move comes with a bundle of mixed feelings. On one hand you are super excited about the new house, the new location etc. but on the other hand there is the monster of the move scaring you. If you are a student who is habitual to shifting places twice or thrice year or a young couple moving from a one room apartment to other, you would know that a DIY move is strenuous but is possible with some planning and proper organizing. Even if you are taking the help of a removals company, you have the packing of your stuff to deal with. Having a full house to pack up and pack it up properly is a nightmare. Here however are a few tips that will make the process less daunting.
Start with a room or a corner that is used least- to start with the humongous task of packing up the entire house, the most difficult is to choose the starting point. Start with the room or the corner which is used the least or the one which you can do without for a few days, say the library or the drawing room. This will give you a free space to stock up rest of the stuff.
Using self storage can help you a lot. You can ask about the various self storage services in Wandsworth, Bristol, Kent, Stockholm and all across the UK. As and when you are done with the big stuff, you can move it into a self storage facility. This will not only keep the packed valuables safe from being knocked over, but will also give you ample space at home to move around and get packed the rest of the stuff easily and quickly.
Start with the big stuff. Pack up the big pieces of furniture, tables, desks, and extra chairs first. But make sure that the desks are emptied before you pack them. As far as possible, pack the stuff in a way that makes it stackable. Once you’re done with the bigger pieces, you can then concentrate on the smaller pieces and contents of cupboards etc.
When a move is on the cards, you get a chance to get done with one of the most procrastinated tasks ever- de-cluttering. It’s a time to trap up the emotions and throw away things that are of no use to you and are just occupying valuable space in your house. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’d be able to de-clutter the entire house in one day. Start with a cupboard and a drawer per day. Divide the stuff into three parts- stuff that is absolutely necessary and can’t be discarded, stuff that can be recycled, donated or sold online and stuff that needs to go in the trash can. The better you de-clutter lesser the stuff you have to carry to the new house. This only means that the new place would be much more organised and you’d also have to pay less for the transportation of the stuff.
Keeping in mind these few things will help you make your move much easier and hassle free. Start early. As soon as you have conceptualized the move, start with the packing and de-cluttering. This way on the final day you will be prepared and won’t be pulling your hair out of stress.
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