You have just spent a good couple months trying to find the perfect new home, and when you have finally tackled that, another stressful but inevitable problem arises – packing. There are so many things to check off the packing and moving checklist, not to mention the amount of time it’s going to take to pack up your entire life belongings, just to move it a few suburbs over.
There are just so many things to keep in mind when making such a life-altering decision and before you know it, time slips away from your fingers. Although, with the right tips and tricks, you could cut down your packing time by half. Here is some advice to help you save time from moving.
That’s right. It’s important to not just get organised but to STAY organised as well. Have you ever finished a project at the last minute with complete satisfaction and good results? If you have, well done, but packing is NOT a job that can be left to the last minute, so stay on top of your game and make sure everything is planned to reduce any hiccups on the day. You could make a task list of everything you need to sort out and start well before your moving day.
Get Some Helpful Friends Over and Make it Fun
It’s time to mention those IOU’s you’ve been collecting from your friends and family. Asking them for this favour will not only reduce the time it takes for you to pack or move but it can turn a stressful day into a fun activity that everyone can enjoy. Pump up the music, get cracking with your friends/family and use it as an opportunity to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. You can even shout lunch or drinks afterwards to thank them for all their hard work.
Clean, Clean and Throw All Your Junk
Your belongings are precious and so is your time. So save yourself some time by clearing out all the junk that has been cluttering up your house and only pack what you need! We’ve got some great tips on how to declutter if you’re needing a helping hand. Unless you want to clutter up your new store room the day you move in, space is precious when moving. The last thing you want is a crowded truck full of items you may never use again. Use this as an opportunity to get rid of all the stuff you said you were going to throw out but never got around to it. This will help you better furnish your new place with belongings that not only serve a purpose but won’t look unsightly and create clutter.
Book Removalists in Advance
This ties back to our first point about being organised. What is the point of stressing about getting in touch with the right removalists to move your belongings just a few days before your move and risk the company being booked out or unable to help you? Exactly. There is no point. So book a professional removalist a few weeks ahead of your move so you don’t have to worry about it as the time approaches, you can focus on other bigger tasks and you can save yourself some time from all the unnecessary stress.
Pack All Personal Items Before Your Removalists Arrive
This might seem like a no-brainer but make sure everything is ready to go BEFORE the removalists arrive at your house on moving day. The removalists are going to be too busy moving all your big boxes and heavy items to the truck to be worried about getting in your way while you’re still packing up the last of your belongings. You only have one job at this stage – to direct the removalists on your moving day. If you are still packing while removalists have already started loading, you are guaranteed to waste heaps of time during the process, marginally slowing down the entire process. It is best to get all the packing out of the way beforehand and leave it to the removalists to get the loading bit of the job done quick.
Provide Clear Instructions
It is the job of a removalist to ensure your belongings have safely arrived at their new destination. However, you do have to make it clear on how you want everything to go down. Removalists will not be aware of all the details on how you want your furniture transported, and if the removalists are loading/unloading fragile items it is important to let them know if you don’t have a clear label distinguishing the fragile items. Everyone works differently and removalists are happy to work with everyone, provided they have clear instructions.
While moving homes can be a tricky and, albeit a time-consuming experience, if you take the right precautions and measures, you will get everything done before you know it. If you are looking for professional removalists, Redcliffe Removalists may be the solution to all your moving problems. To learn about the services and security we provide, click here.