When you’ve found that dream home, the next step is to plan your move. Most of the things you own would either be sold along with the house or given away, but there are appliances and furniture that you will want to take with you. This is an easy enough task if you’ve got a few pieces of furniture to transfer. When you need to take a lot of stuff, find ways to make life easier.
Make a List
List the furniture and other items that will come with you. Have a simplified list of your belongings, because it’s going to be quite a mess when the furniture movers take you across Auckland.
Divide the task among your family members. Let someone take care of listing things in a specific room, while others can pair up for bigger areas. Remind them not to make broad descriptions such as ‘tableware’ or ‘cutlery’. Instead, write down ‘silver knives’ and ‘rose teapots’ to make it easier for you to pack and unpack. Schedule the activities you need to do per day if you are working alone.
Be Well Stocked
Moving houses is a big task that requires preparation. Not only will you need help, you also need various tools for the job. Before you start listing and packing, make sure you have enough pens, pencils, paper, packing tape and cardboard boxes. Also, be prepared with food, refreshments and extra clothes in stock.
Even if you’re leaving your current house behind, until you move, it’s still technically your home and your life still revolves around what you can do inside it. That said, remember to pack the bigger non-essential items first. When you hire movers, Rodney Removals suggests finding companies who specialise in heavy furniture, if you have those. Make sure the movers handle antiques and other valuables properly.
Now that you’ve got it all planned out, take it easy and relax as you go about moving into your new home. It’s not going to be easy, but don’t look at it as a chore. Have fun, share your burden with friends and family, and the work will be done in no time.