Changing locations is one thing that the vast majority of us will experience at least once in our lifetimes, and some of us will get to change houses more than others.
One of the problems that most home movers experience is that the process is not as seamless or idyllic as we hope due to many stumbling blocks along the way.
We are committed to helping you have the best experience possible; that is why we began working on this piece to shed some light on a few ways you can make changing locations less stressful.
One of the phrases that resonate with us is, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Failure to plan is perhaps the biggest mistake we notice people make during the moving process.
Whether you are moving a few hundred meters across the street, to the other side of your
city, across the country, or overseas, you cannot underestimate the importance of planning.
Consider starting your moving process with a good plan.
Avoid waiting until a few days or hours before you begin your move to start the process. There are actions you can take today to make tomorrow’s move more seamless.
From the moment your move is finalized, you might want to consider launching the process
You can start by boxing up items you seldom use a few days or weeks before your scheduled move. Pack your items and safely store them at Jim’s Self Storage until moving day.
Work with a Budget
Many Australians pay close attention to the costs involved in moving. We are aware of these costs, but most of us do not bother creating a budget to account for our moving expenses.
First and foremost, create a moving checklist that includes a realistic timeline. When that is done, create a realistic moving budget that accounts for whether you will be working with professionals or attempting your move DIY.
For many of us, changing homes is a monumental endeavour that we undertake a few times
during our lifetimes.
And it will be a good idea to utilize a home change as an avenue to give back. Set aside items you seldom utilize and donate them to a charitable organization.
This will help you declutter your home, start fresh, and do some good. Why don’t you consider giving away underutilized items when changing locations?
Ensure Your New Home is Ready
Ascertaining that your new home is fully ready for you and your household is an important activity we should all undertake before moving homes.
Admittedly, this tip is not directly connected to helping ease your moving process, but we
feel it is important to add.
If you move into a new home without inspecting it, you can end up with common house problems such as plumbing and electrical issues that can negatively affect your experience.
Decide Between DIY or Professional Movers
During your moving process, a time will come when you need to decide between attempting your move yourself with family and friends or getting professionals to help you do it efficiently.
After all is said and done, both options have their pros and cons. Your choice will be influenced by considerations such as how much time you have, budget, and distance.
Make this decision early, so you do not end up going back and forth unnecessarily.
Involve the Entire Household
One of the easiest ways to get overwhelmed and stressed by a moving process is to do
everything alone without family and friends’ help.
If you are lucky enough to share your space with your family or friends, it will be in your best interest to get everyone involved and delegate tasks.
Not everyone has the luxury of delegating tasks to others when going down the DIY path, so if you have people to delegate to, take advantage of the opportunity.