Moving house can be a chore especially if you have a lot of possessions, if you have to move in a hurry, or if you have to move during an incredibly busy time. While moving house is often a necessity, it doesn’t have to be incredibly stressful. By preparing to move house a week or more ahead of the actual move and getting everything lined up, you can save yourself a lot of stress. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for this task.
Have Your New Home Ready
Before you pack up your possessions and move them across Cambridge or to another city, you need to have your new home ready. This means you should have the flooring down, have the walls painted, and have any other changes done before you move in. This way, you’re not stacking up boxes and furniture in one room while you’re trying to get other rooms ready to live in. There are some cases where this may not be possible, of course, but do your best to be ready to put furniture and boxes in the rooms they belong in instead of stacking them elsewhere.
Hire a Moving Service
You may think you and your family or friends can move all of your possessions and furniture, but think about the amount of work that’s going to take. Even if you don’t own that much, you’re most likely going to need to make several trips. You also have to take into account all of the lifting and carrying that will be involved. It’s actually much easier to hire a service that specialises in Cambridge removals and moving. This is especially true if you live in or are moving to an upstairs flat.
While moving all of your items may not seem so bad, remember that you’re going to have to unbox everything and may even need to move furniture around a little bit. If you’re tired from moving, you may not want to do any of that for several days.
Pack Your Items
The removal service you hire may also pack up all of your possessions if you want them to. On the other hand, you can pack everything yourself. Your removal service may even supply you with boxes and wrapping materials. Some people choose a combination of these options. They wrap up their priceless heirlooms or other fragile items and then leave the rest to their movers. It’s completely up to you. If you’re going to be doing the packing, though, you should have everything ready before moving day.
Label Everything and Know Where it’s Going
When the movers get everything to your new home, do you know where it’s going to go? If not, you’re going to end up with a lot of boxes and furniture in the halls or crowded into one or two rooms. When items are being packed into boxes, make sure all of the boxes have labels on them so you know what goes where. You also need to have an idea of what furniture is going in which rooms so it can all be placed where it’s going to stay.