There’s no need to feel overwhelmed when it comes to moving house. By planning your move ahead of time as well as following our tried and tested moving tips below, you can ensure a smooth house move minus all the stress and worry.
Ensure a painless moving experience – learn from the professionals and our experience gained from over 30 years of helping move hundreds of families move across the country. Read on below for our top moving tips for a smooth and stress-free moving experience.
Start With A Plan
While it might be tempting to simply “wing” a house move with just minimal planning and effort, doing so will likely result in delays or perhaps even unwanted surprises. Therefore to ensure a smooth house move, it’s best to make a plan right from the start.
Create a moving checklist of all the tasks you need to complete ahead of your move, during your move and after you move to your new place to ensure that you don’t miss a thing.
Work Out Your Budget
Deciding on your overall moving budget will give you a better idea of exactly how much spend you can allocate towards every aspect of your move. For example, if you happen to be poor on time, having a moving budget that also allows you to hire professional pre-packers to help pack your belongings can take some of the moving pressure off.
Do Your Research
Before you book in a mover or attempt a DIY house move, be sure you’ve done a bit of research first. Ask friends and family for recommendations and don’t forget to compare prices and services to see what will best suit your overall budget and needs.
Keep an eye out too for packaged moving bundle deals that can include more than one moving service to save you both time and money.
Book In Your Move Early
Once you’ve decided on either a DIY house move or hiring a professional removalist to help, the next step will be to confirm your moving date with your removalist or enlist your friends’ help as far ahead as possible. Locking in your move sooner rather than later could very well mean the difference between a successful, stress-free move and a disastrous one which may need rescheduling – so be sure to book ahead!
Consume Your Food
Don’t get stuck with food on moving day! Try to consume as much of the food you have at home (especially what’s in your fridge) as you can before your move so that you don’t get stuck with having to move it or throw it out before moving day.
Having less to move on moving day will make for a quicker and smoother process, so where possible, declutter as much as you can before you even start to pack. Donate, throw away or sell duplicate items as well as other things you no longer need or want.
Use The Right Moving Supplies
Using the correct moving supplies will ensure your furniture and belongings are kept safe and protected during transit for your peace of mind. Use strong purpose-made moving boxes (vs used boxes) as well as protective blankets, bubble wrap and strong packaging tape to protect your things from bumps and breakages.
Start Packing ASAP
Once you’ve decluttered your possessions and have gathered all of your moving supplies, it’s time to get cracking on packing your possessions before your movers arrive. Place your belongings into strong moving boxes before sealing and labelling them so that they are ready to go on moving day.
Go Room By Room
When packing your belongings, focus on doing just one room at a time. By packing your belongings this way, you can set yourself some mini goals and prioritise your time depending on the size of each room as well as their contents.
To get the ball rolling, start by packing up a smaller room such as the laundry or bathroom first. Packing a smaller room first should be a relatively quick task that will hopefully give you the momentum needed to tackle packing the larger rooms next.
Too Many Possessions?
If you have too many items to move or aren’t sure what to keep or purge, you may want to consider a temporary storage solution in the interim. Ask your furniture mover if they offer a temporary storage service where they can keep your belongings safe for you in the interim while you take care of other areas of your house move.
Need Some Professional Help With Your House Move?
Whether you need help with pre-packing your furniture and belongings, moving your possessions with a moving truck or require somewhere safe to store your items temporarily, Brisbane’s Giffen Furniture Removals are here to help.
Call Giffen Furniture Removals today and discover why we’ve been Brisbane’s trusted furniture removal specialists for 30 years.