Saving the deposit, boxing, taping, booking movers, phew! If you don’t stay on the ball moving can quickly turn into a nightmare. According to a recent British survey, moving to a new home is recorded as the most stressful life event, preceding divorce or a break-up.
Even if you consider yourself a professional multi-tasker or planner you still feel the stress of having to ensure that you are physically, mentally and financially prepared for the move. The experts at Teljoy, a rent‐to‐own supplier of furniture and household appliances, have shared their tips to help organise, plan and prepare for a household move. Take a look at their suggestions below.
Create a folder for all the important documents
First thing’s first, you’ll need a notebook or a folder to gather all the things you need. This way, you’ll have somewhere to keep your moving checklists, organise your timeline, and store all the paperwork. Establish a folder for moving documents, contracts, and receipts (you’ll want to keep track of all of these), gather important personal information (e.g. passports, IDs and licences) and any financial documents relating to your new home (think mortgage/loan agreement/lease.)
Put together a moving checklist
Whether you’re moving out for the first time or for the 20th time, you’ll definitely need a checklist. Then, you can start building your timeline. Generally, it’s helpful to plan your move in weekly increments: 8 weeks, 4 weeks, 2 weeks and so on. This way you break your move into smaller projects that you can easily tackle.
Tally up your moving budget
One of the things to consider when moving to a new city is how your budget will be able to handle the relocation expenses. It’s also important to note that there might be some extra move-related expenses on the day of your move. So, make sure your budget is flexible enough for situations where more money is needed.
Shop for items in your new home
A new home means new furniture! Be sure that you have everything you need to live comfortably after you move. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your furniture, replace items that don’t fit your new space, and invest in a new bedroom suite. Love your new home but can’t stand the floors? Choosing new hardwood, for example, is much easier to install before you move in. Another great way to make sure your new home is for move-in day is to rent all the things you need before moving.