8 Tips to make moving house as simple as possible

Say you’ve found your perfect house. You probably only have a few weeks before the task comes of moving all of your possessions from one place to another. This sounds stressful, because it is and it is one of the biggest tasks people can do. That’s why here at Beyond Storage we want to try and be as helpful as we possibly can, so we’ve created a list to try and ease the pain and to make moving as stress free and smooth flowing as possible.

Be organised

One of the easiest and first things you should do. Firstly, create a to-do list and an important information file. It will greatly help if you write down what you have to do in the order you want to do them. Make it personal to you, so that you will understand it more. It is recommended you make the list around at least 3 weeks before moving.

Start packing early

The easiest way to pack is to break down what you’re going to pack where bit by bit. For example, go through room by room at a time. Start by packing the smaller things first into smaller boxes. This includes items such as books and CD’s. If you can, ask friends or family to lend a helping hand to speed up the process and make it easier for you in the long run.

Label the boxes

Obvious, we know.Surprisingly there are still a lot of people who don’t do this. Our tip for this is that you should label multiple sides so that the boxes and where they belong are visible even if they are piled up. An extra tip is that if you are extra organised, you can keep an inventory of what is in each box. This can be especially helpful if some of the boxes are going into storage. Customers can check out our website for multiple storage options using the link at the bottom of the page.

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Label the electrical stuff

If you have a hundred wires going into one device use sticky coloured labels or number each part to match one end to the other.

The essentials

Your essentials should always be kept closest to you. These are the kind of things such as remotes, chargers and other valuables. Important papers should always be kept with you. Try and fit all the main important valuables in the same box. To make it clearer you could label the box “Valuables” or something along those lines.

Declutter

Sometimes keeping items you don’t actually have a use for can take up space that could be used for something else. This is called hoarding. Moving house is the perfect opportunity to clean out and throw those dusty, unused items away. Think with the mindset of if it hasn’t been used in over a year and doesn’t really hold any sentimental value, bin it. If you want to put it in storage, then it’s your decision, but don’t pay extra money to store something you won’t use again.

Plan out rooms beforehand

Before you start the task of actually moving everything around, try coming up with a rough sketch of the house, drawing in where you may want to put possessions like furniture, the TV, bedrooms and other things. Of course, you can always move these at a later date, but it helps to have a clearer image of what you want to do.

Refugee bags are your new friend

Not specifically refugee bags, but large, zipped bags in general are great for moving possessions that don’t need to be boxed. For example, clothes, shoes and other items that aren’t that fragile.

Trust us, you’ll appreciate this after a long day of moving. If you don’t finish in the first day (which you probably won’t), at least you can rest for the night and regain some vital energy for the next day

 

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