Moving house takes time, but it doesn’t have to take as long as you think. Before you give up all hope of managing your move in a timely manner, consider the following helpful tips.
Start planning now
The earlier you start planning your move, the less stressful and time consuming it will be once you get started. Make a week-by-week schedule of things that need to be done in the lead up to the move so you and your family are aware of how much there is to do. A checklist is a great way to keep track of your progress so you don’t waste time doing things twice. Time is going to be precious in the final days leading up to the move day itself so plan carefully.
Declutter as you go
Don’t waste time packing things you’ll end up throwing out as you unpack anyway. Get the kids to sift through their toys and be ruthless in what you keep and what you don’t. If you haven’t used something in the last year, it might be time to get rid of it. The more you declutter as you pack, the less boxes there are to move on the day too.
Get the whole family to chip in
Let the kids get involved and get them to do their own decluttering and packing. If you want to encourage them to declutter more than you think they will on their own, limit their pack to a number of boxes. When it comes to move day, get them to chip in by doing some of the smaller jobs to keep them busy and out of the way of any heavy lifting. Remember, someone needs to entertain the dog on move day! Letting the kids get involved will also help them feel like they’re part of the move process.
Be strategic in your packing so you can save more time when you get to the unpacking stage. Label your boxes properly to avoid confusing and so they can be delivered to the right room from the get go. Anything you’re going to need access to straight away, like the kettle and your phone charger, as well as valuables, should be packed in an overnight carry bag or a small box that you can take in the car with you. That way you don’t have to fish through all of your boxes before you find what you’re looking for.
Hire a team of experts
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