Posted: 22 February 2015 by Higgins Homes
So, you've completed the move out process but now, before you can really start to settle into your new place, you've got to get through the moving in too. Apart from the tense moment when you arrive with all your furniture and wonder whether a) you're going to have any keys b) all your possessions are going to fit and c) whether you'll even get the sofa through the door, moving in tends to be a whirl of rushing around and trying to get everything sorted out so you don' end up paying the movers more. To help you stay on timetable here are some tips on moving in to your new home.
1. Move the furniture in first and place it in the rooms in which you want it to stay â€“ that way you can stack boxes around the furniture rather than trying to shove the furniture into an already full space and then trying to tackle heavy items when the movers have gone. It's a good idea to plan this in advance, label furniture and boxes with the room they're destined for and brief the movers when you arrive at the new place then they can simply do it without direction.
2. Take light bulbs. There's just nothing worse than finally sitting down on the sofa after carrying in all the boxes and closing the door and realising that it's getting dark and there isn't a single working light bulb in the place. No one wants to spend their first night in a candle lit home. The same goes for milk, teabags, duvets, towels and wash bags.
3. Don't take everything with you. Most of us just don't need all the clutter we carry around with us so use this as a good opportunity to dispose of some of it. You will not only make your moving in day much easier but settling in will be a quicker process too.
4. Look after your pet. Moving day is a traumatic experience for pretty much everyone involved and especially for those who don't really know what's going on or why. Even if you have the best of intentions you're unlikely to be able to give your cat or dog undivided attention during the intense activity of a move so arrange a pet sitter, friend or relative to take care of them instead.
5. You don't need to do everything in one go. If you've planned your move, scheduled your furniture deliveries, organised the hook up of essential services and given yourself adequate time to complete the move then you shouldn't need to rush through the day at a heart attack inducing pace. Remember that there's no need to be settled by the evening you moving in set a realistic unpacking schedule and give yourself a break.