When moving, some emotions, such as the excitement and joy of moving into your new ideal home or nostalgia for your previous home and the memories it holds, may overwhelm you. Furthermore, you might also be feeling quite stressed and panicking about all the work that needs to be done in the process of moving from one place to another. But don’t worry, in this blog we are going to cover all the tips that you can use to make your next move easier. 

Considering how tough and physically challenging the moving process is, we have foregathered a few tips that can help you to make your moving process a lot easier.

1. Create a Moving Checklist

The first tip you must use to make your relocation easier is to create a checklist. A checklist will help you with the scheduling of timelines. This checklist includes details such as the inventories that you’re going to move, shortlisting of unwanted goods, searching for the mover’s company( if you are hiring one), and everything that is required to be done during the process of your moving. So basically a checklist is a broader version of a to-do list that helps you in handling long-term events as they occur. Keeping a printed checklist will also help in eliminating the possibility of forgetting certain tasks or items.

2. Consider If You Want To Do It Yourself Or Need Professionals

Doing the task yourself is always an option but, there are a number of organizations that offer packers and movers services. These professionals are highly experienced and are experts in their job. They handle all the tasks starting from packing to loading and unloading to unpacking your items. Packers and movers offer a variety of services depending on consumer needs and budgets. So you can consider hiring them too. However, you can also hire them for limited services like moving bigger and more fragile objects only if you don’t want to do it yourself due to fear of damaging them.

3. Plan Your Budget

Moving can be expensive and on top of all the stress you don’t want to make your move more expensive so, it’s really important to plan out your budget wisely. Make a moving budget template, you can do it manually by using a simple pen and paper or you can use an excel sheet for the same. You can make the estimated cost by categorizing the items for example rate of movers and packers, packing tapes, truck rent, gas, food, and drinks, etc. This template will help you in figuring out the estimated budget so that you know the budget and can control it to a certain extent.

4. Required Packing Supplies

Timely acquiring your packing supplies, whether it’s storage boxes, tapes, markers, ropes, etc. is a great idea as it will secure a lot of your time and you don’t have to rush for them at the last moment. Furthermore, you don’t have to necessarily buy all the stuff, there are plenty of options on how you can acquire them for free. For example, you can score some free boxes from your nearby local grocery store or from your friends and neighbours.

5. Edit Your Belongings

Organizing, recycling, and donating your belongings can make a huge impact on making your relocation process easier. So, make sure you get rid of clothing that doesn’t fit you anymore or if you don’t use them. Also, take notes of which furniture or item isn’t worth taking to your new place. Donating your old belongings to thrift stores is also a good idea. Moreover, there are also a lot of charity organizations that offer pick-up donation services.

6. Archive Storage

If you are not sure whether you wanna get rid of certain items and might want to be fully sure, keep them in the archive storage. This storage will keep the items differentiated from others so that you can evaluate or shortlist them later.

7. Use the Numbers and Color Coding Method

Under this method, you have to give each room a color. You can save a lot of time by labeling the boxes with respect to the color code you have allotted to a specific room. Use colored stickers or tape to differentiate the boxes so that you can identify which items are where. This tip will help in revoking the mess and confusion while loading and unboxing your stuff. 

Numbering your boxes and adding them to your checklist will help you in tracking the items that each box contains.

8. Start With One Room At A Time

Normally while moving, everyone starts packing with their personal space, but, it is advisable to start with one room at a time. It will allow you to work as a team and help in quickly finishing up the task. Once that room is cleared take the picture of what’s inside the box and use numbers or label them to identify what is inside the box at the time of loading.

9. Schedule Your Packing

Make a packing schedule instead of doing it all at once. Start earlier, and dedicate a few hours of your day daily to packing. This system will make you less tired and is much more efficient than packing all at once.

10. Use your Suitcases for Storage 

You can use your suitcase to pack heavy and breakable items. Since they have wheels it will make it easier to carry and move them from one place to another. Besides that, the suitcase will prevent your fragile items from any possible damage. And you can also use other backpacks to store your belongings.

11. Don’t Empty Drawers

Nothing needs to be removed from the drawers. If the drawers have locks, you can simply lock them so that the goods remain secure within. However, if it lacks a lock, you can remove the drawers and enclose the contents with plastic wrap or bubble wrap.

12. Use Plastic Wraps On Items That Can Possibly Leak

Use plastic wrap around anything that can spill. For example, oil and shampoo bottles after sealing them tightly use plastic wrap outside of the containers to prevent leakage. In this case, try to keep the liquids and dry items separate. Also, make sure to take a spill test one last time by shaking the bottles and checking if there is any chance of leakage that can happen while moving.

13. Click The Picture Or Make The Video Of Items Before Disassembling

When you disassemble your electronic setups like TV, furniture, and other electronics there are chances that you might forget the correct wiring and assembling of certain parts of your furniture. So, to prevent that from happening click pictures or capture a video of them during the dismantling process to know how to put everything back together.

14. Avoid Overfilling The Boxes

A lot of people make the mistake of overfilling the boxes while moving. Although it is advisable to use as many boxes as possible because overpacking will not only increase the load of the boxes but it will also increase the chances of tearing the box while lifting which further results in damage to goods.

15. Don’t Rush

Rushing will only take more time. Don’t load the moving truck with goods hastily and mindlessly. This error may not be reversible once anything is misplaced or destroyed. Rushing about will also increase your level of tension so there is no benefit of that.  

Conclusion

Moving can be quite hustling and challenging but with proper planning and guidance, you can achieve an easy move. We hope the above-stated tips can help you in making your relocation process less demanding. However, you can always rely on experienced professionals but these tips are going to help you in both aspects. You can hire HAP Interstate Removals professionals for enjoying stress-free and budget-friendly moves across Australia