Making Your First Move Easier
Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences any young couple can go through. With so many things to consider, it's no surprise that many people succumb to bouts of stress and anxiety, just before the transition from one home to another. With many more people being career driven these days it's often hard to find the time to pack and move without it becoming a bit of an uphill struggle. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to help organise yourself before moving, things that will both make it easier to unpack and quicker to settle in.
Pre-Clean and Off Loading
Before you move into a new home you'll want to make sure it's clean. Even if the property has been newly built, it may have dust residue that has formed after the builder-clean was completed or was missed entirely. By allocating a little time before the move, you can ensure that you are able to completely clean the house without having to move furniture and boxes around. If you want to protect your flooring as you move around as well, you can also lay plastic sheets and cardboard down on the floor. This will allow you to move around the house without taking off your shoes and undoing your hard work. Both of these tips will save you so much time and energy you'll wonder where all the stress went.
Once you've unpacked your boxes from the car or truck, you'll need to place them in the correct room. Once again, you can save yourself a lot of time with a little preparation. By labelling each box and taping a list with everything it contains onto the top, you'll be able to find items quickly and eliminate the need to open up each box to see where it goes and to retrieve items. If you have kids, you can even get them to help and ask them to draw pictures of the relevant rooms on the outside, as a bit of distraction for them. Labelling boxes can also be a great help to removalists, as it lets them know where you want the boxes placed in the new home.
The first night in a new home is always a challenge; you've never got any home comforts at hand and it's difficult to relax. However if you prepare an overnight bag you can overcome this issue. Include things like tea, coffee and a few snacks, some clean clothes and perhaps even some card games. You'll have enough to refresh you as you work tirelessly, and it'll be a real motivational booster when you know you can sit down for a cup of tea whenever you want.