Moving from one house to another is a difficult task — especially if you’re one who is not used to transferring homes. The work is mostly tiring and a hassle, but if you follow a checklist and manage your deliverables, moving out will be a breeze.
Here are a couple of reminders to get you through that phase:
Segregate Your Stuff
Bar Services suggests starting with preparing your moving kits, start rummaging through and packing your things at home. You can even use this opportunity to determine which of your stuff should go and which should stay. Think of it as a session of spring cleaning: just bring with you all your essentials.
Everyone tends to hoard stuff, but fortunately, you can control that. Avoid bringing clutter with you to your new home by asking if you can still see yourself using the item in the coming days or months. Another way to do it is by gauging if the item has recently been used. If not, then it’s time to throw or sell it away. Why not open up a garage sale for it. That way, you can even earn extra cash.
Transfer Your Details
In moving homes, it’s not only your appliances, furniture, and stuff that need moving. Your new address should reach through all your subscriptions, be it TV, gas and electricity, or broadband. It’s important to have all services transferred as well. Talk to your providers so that you will get assistance from them. As you are in the process of changing your details, you should also update the address of your deliveries.
This goes both ways — clean your new house and the one that you will be leaving behind. It’s courtesy for the latter but for your new home, you want to make sure everything’s already spic-and-span before you place your furniture. That will be easier for you; plus, you don’t want to move around in a dirty environment.
In moving, every member of the household should know their responsibilities. Remember, it will be easier if you help one another, rather than only one of you does the job.