Moving House – Easing the ‘Agony’ of the Move

Moving house for whatever reason is never an easy task as the logistics related to moving homes can be quite overwhelming mentally and taxing physically. Although an easy solution would be to hire professional movers who could lessen the load which could speed up the moving process, the home-owner still has to organise everything for the movers to get things in the right order when moving into the new home.

For those of you who are planning to move for the first time, this article will be able to provide some guidance that would make moving a more bearable experience. The first step before doing anything else is to clear up clutter as clutters can become an unbearable nuisance that has the potential to ‘mess’ the move.

Personal belongings are the ‘usual suspects’ behind most clutters that usually contain a wide variety of items ranging from books, letters, postcards, musical instruments, souvenirs, old clothes that we never get around to throwing, trophies and maybe even a dozen pair of shoes.

Sorting these personal items out starts with making difficult decisions on what will be taken and what will be discarded, this is a crucial step as difficult as it may be, but moving into a new place, should essentially involve creating space for ‘new things’ in life, and leaving ‘some of your past’ behind.

Pack up clutters in boxes and label them based on what will be taken out and what will be left in the boxes in an attic or basement. This will most certainly remove a lot of added stress and save a lot of time for those who are moving house.

Planning is everything when it comes to moving house, you can never be too prepared for the big day and being realistic about the move is crucial. Estimate time frames, weather; make sure you have enough boxes, bubble wraps, the moving vehicles, manpower and right down to masking tape.

Failure to plan will most definitely result in a chaotic move that quickly becomes a nightmarish episode. Regardless of the fact if you are moving out from a small apartment and into a bungalow, as soon as you make the decision to move, start collecting packing boxes, tape, and bubble wrap, newspaper/ tissue to wrap fragile items.

This will save a significant amount of money as professional movers could cost you an arm and a leg. Once you have what you need to pack (packing materials), start early, slowly according to plan. Tackle the process room by room and organise what has been packed and load them into the moving vehicle based on how you are going to manage the ‘move-in’ at the destination or in other words ‘map out the move’.

Speaking of the ‘move’ itself, getting the right sized van or truck is also a critical factor for the move. Trailers are also a good option for moving, however, getting the correct trailer is important. Some trailer hire options most suitable for moving house are cage trailers or fully enclosed trailers, choosing a reputable trailer hire company is important too, many operators offer cheap imported trailers with no brakes and minimal maintenance. It’s always better to shop around and find a company dedicated to their customers with regards to the price, quality of the trailer and service quality.

Handle the entire move with diligence and you will be saving yourself a world of trouble when you arrive at your new home. Packing and labelling boxes properly and getting them into the right rooms immediately upon arrival is imperative or rest assured, you will face the full brunt of the ‘unpacking demon’.

However, getting professionals to do the moving is always the easier option for the heavy-duty stuff leaving you to handle your personal effects that you don’t want the movers to handle.

Roy Ellery

Roy Ellery

Roy Ellery is the founder and creator of Adore Australia, he lives in Melbourne, Australia. Roy is a professional website developer by trade, and runs the Adore Australia blog as a hobby.

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