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Moving House Checklist: 9 Tips for a Smooth Move

Moving is a big job, whether you’re moving across the street or the country. However, moving can be a lot easier when you have a moving checklist and tips to help guide you through the whole process.

Moving house will be a lot of work, but these nine tips for a smooth move will help make everything go smoothly:

  1. Preparing Yourself   

Before starting preparations for your move, sit down and think about what you want in your new place. Once you’ve written out all of your immediate and long-term needs and wants, prioritize them and begin making a list of places that meet as many of those criteria as possible.

A moving day can be full of excitement, but the actual process of the move itself may wear on you physically. You might be lifting pieces of large furniture or carrying boxes, not to mention driving to your new home with all your stuff in the car.

So make sure you’re taking care of yourself for this big transition by getting enough sleep and eating healthy meals before moving day arrives!

  1. Packing    

The earlier you start packing, the easier it will be when move day arrives! Don’t leave your packing to the last minute. To keep yourself organized and to save time, label each box using a permanent marker or label maker so everyone knows where each box goes when it’s finally time for them to unpack.

  1. Packing Essentials  

In addition to using your muscles, sometimes it makes moving easier when you have the right tools for the job. Don’t be one of those people who forget to pack anything during their move! Make a list of all the things you need, including tape, scissors, sturdy boxes, bubble wrap—the works.

One helpful tool is a small backpack on wheels, making carrying more oversized items a lot easier—especially if they’re very heavy! It’ll help prevent muscle strain and injury by not lifting things that are too big or bulky.

Also, some companies offer professional moving services that you can hire to do all the moving for you, so it’s an easy task!

  1. Getting Help    

If you don’t want to hire professionals (which isn’t always necessary), the best way to make moving more manageable is to get family and friends involved.

Please make a list of all the things you need Help with during your move and give it to everyone who’s willing and able to help out. It’ll save you some time and energy by having people you trust on hand while moving into your new home!

  1. Unpacking    

Where you unpack should depend on how long it’ll take to get everything put away, but moving boxes and moving supplies should be kept together for easy access. This will save a lot of time and energy because unpacking will go much faster!

  1. Moving Timeline    

Moving can be hectic, especially if several things happen at once (packing, organizing your new home, etc.). So make sure you create a moving timeline to help keep everything organized and running smoothly!

If you don’t know where to start or how long specific tasks will take, estimate the time you think each step will take before your moving day arrives. 

  1. Keep Cash on Hand    

Sometimes unexpected fees can arise that require cash, so be prepared for them by having some on hand before moving day arrives. This will help prevent unnecessary stress and complications after everything’s already piled up.

  1. Prepare for Any Surprises      

Moving is stressful enough without any added stress or issues arising, so keeping calm is essential when things get out of control quickly.

To avoid this, try to think of everything that could go wrong before your move day and take care of those issues as soon as possible.

For example, if you haven’t been able to pick up a new set of house keys yet, try to do that a few days before your move date, so the locksmith isn’t a last-minute distraction!

  1. Relax      

And finally, make sure you have enough time to relax on moving day—you’ve earned it after all the work you’ve done. Relaxing or sleeping for a little during the middle of the day will help recharge your energy for whatever is left on your list. As long as everyone’s doing their part and you’ve done everything in your power to be prepared, the moving day should go smoothly.

All of these tips for a smooth move will help ensure that things are running on time so you can enjoy the new house.

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