Buying a new home is an incredibly exciting experience, so much possibility, so many plans and whatever your reasons are for buying somewhere new, you will no doubt be overwhelmed by the whole situation. I moved last year into my first big house and it was one of the happiest times of my life, having spent years looking at Grand Home reviews and seeing how the ‘other half ‘ lived, I was finally able to get my dream home.
I want to talk a little bit today about your moving day if you are heading into a new house, I researched quite a bit about how to ensure my moving day went smoothly and as a result it was almost effortless, almost. I thought I’d share with you some of the things that we did which made our moving day go so well.
Colors, Colors, Colors
When packing up your boxes form each room, make sure that you color code the box for whichever room that you are packing up. It sounds simple but it makes such a difference when it comes to unpacking your stuff. Avoid having kitchen boxes in the bathroom and visa-versa by grabbing some colored pens, and marking each box with where it should be heading to in the new house.
Call in Reinforcements
We used a moving company to transport our belongings from the old house to the new one but we were also lucky enough to be able to rely on some friends and family to help us out too. If you are able to then I’d advise you to start making calls to action as soon as you have your moving day, this will allow those who want to help enough time to schedule you in. If people are coming to help you then you’ll have to treat them right, prepare or buy some drinks and snack for your team to keep them happy and full of energy during the move.
When the new house that you are moving into is still just a shell, this is the perfect time to move in all of your big items. Fridges, freezers, sofas and beds should all be moved in first, there is nothing worse than trying to cram in your kitchen appliances in amongst a sea of boxes. You will usually have your keys for the new place a good few days before moving day so take this opportunity to get the big stuff in.
However long you think that it may take to get all of you stuff in, double it, you can guarantee that there will be snags and small problems along the way that will make the whole process more time consuming The best thing to do is to get started as early as possible. We got up at 530, had a quick bite to eat and got started when we moved and even then we still didn’t finish until gone 6. Get up early and get started as soon as you can to ensure that you manage it all within a day.