A house move is an exciting and stressful time, and we often feel unprepared no matter what we do. There’s a number of things one should and should not, in order to reduce the stress to a minimum. Preparation is a must and you should start it as soon as possible. Create a checklist and decide whether to hire the movers. It is advisable to create an inventory of your items and use the opportunity to get rid of the things you don’t really need, whether by donating, recycling or organizing a garage sale. Notify utility companies of service cancellation and let the postal service know of your forwarding address. Allocate time to say your goodbyes and make one final check that the house you are are leaving is secure. Do not undertake things related to the move without clear plan – it’s a time waster. Be wary of moving quotes without site visits or suspiciously cheap ones. Packing should be planned and started early, so don’t procrastinate. Do not disregard personal safety when moving things, especially on a moving day when things do get hectic.
- Declutter your house and get rid of items that you are not going to bring with you into the new home.
- Don’t move by yourself if you are moving far away. This will be very expensive and very dangerous for one person.
- Start packing as soon as you can. If you wait until last minute, there is a greater chance that you will forget something.
“Bear in mind that the moving out do’s and don’ts are equally important when the success of your own house move is on the line.”