Moving house is a task of epic proportions, one that even the most organised among us find overwhelming. While there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to approach the big move, there are a few things you might want to avoid if you are to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible…

Forgetting to pack an essentials box

You never know just how important some things are to you until they’re packed away in one of the dozens of boxes you have scattered around your new home. Luckily, we’re here to tell you how to avoid this problem before it’s too late. Packing an ‘essential items’ box is a must for anyone who wants to avoid spending hours looking for their toothbrush, underwear, phone charger, medicine or any other item that you regularly use. Pack a box full of these necessities and take it with you in the car so you know exactly where it is when you need it.

Leaving it to the last minute

Whether you live in a huge house or a tiny studio apartment, leaving your packing to the last minute is never a good idea. Giving yourself a small window of time to effectively organise and pack all of your possessions will only ever lead to stress, so it’s wise to start a few weeks in advance. Begin with the items that you don’t use often and work your way down to your everyday essentials as moving day gets closer.

Being lazy with your labels

When you look at all your boxes sitting in your new home, you want to be able to identify what’s what quickly and easily. Labelling every side of the box throughout the packing process is the best way to facilitate this. Not only will it help to put each box in its rightful room, but it will make finding specific items far easier too.

Hiring a removalist on a whim

The people you hire to transport your belongings from one house to another can make the moving process easier or more stressful depending on their professionalism and experience. While it may be tempting to go with the cheapest option available, make sure you pay attention to the reviews and reputation that the company has. Spending a little extra cash to make sure your most treasured possessions are kept safe in transit is a decision you won’t regret at the end of the day.

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