Moving into a new home is hard, whether you're experienced or a novice. While you're probably super excited, especially if you've bought your own home, the move itself is stressful. But you can make it less stressful by organising better. Follow these thoughtful plans to make your move easier.
Be Clear About Your New Home's Space
Your new home will obviously be sized differently from your current one, which means that you will need to consider aspects like pathways, room sizes and layouts to determine how much area is available for placing your present furniture. For example, if you have a large sofa fitted into a long living room at the moment, the same sofa may stick out like a sore thumb in a shorter, squarer living room in your new home. In this instance, you may be better off selling your sofa and getting one better suited to your new home. Ask the real estate agent for a floorplan that contains sizes, so you can better plan before the actual move. Make sure the plan contains dimensions of all rooms because you'll need to consider big items like beds, cabinets, TV units and dining tables.
Think About Spring Cleaning
Many people make the mistake of packing all their items into their move, but the truth is that you can use this opportunity to get rid of some of your unwanted items – freeing up a significant amount of space in your new home and reducing the number of items you have to transport in the removalist's truck. For example, if you old sporting equipment that you don't use, you could use this opportunity to get rid of them entirely. Similarly, if you have old furniture that will look unsightly in your new home, start afresh by getting rid of them.
Pack Your Furniture Properly
One of the biggest pain points of a move is the potential for damage to existing furniture during transport or when items are being carried between locations. This can put a real damper on your move because furniture is expensive, and you don't want to have to find new ones when you're already spending good money on the move. Make sure delicate furniture is properly packed with padding and furniture covers to ensure that edges are not damaged during the transport process. If you're not confident of packing on your own, some removalists will offer the service at an additional fee.
Follow these thoughtful plans in your quest to make your move more care-free.