One of the worst things about moving home is the packing. After all, it can be a nightmare to ensure everything has been put away properly. And then once you move to your new humble abode, it can be a challenge to find everything. In fact, some people never find some of their items for weeks. But it doesn’t have to be a nightmare when it comes to moving home. Here is some advice to ensure you don’t lose any of your belongings when you move home.
Create a List as You Are Packing
As you are packing your humble abode, you should keep a notepad and pen with you. That way, you can write a list of everything you are putting in each box. Then when you undo the boxes when they arrive at your new home, you can tick off the items. That way, you can tell if anything is missing and you need to hunt it down in a different box. If your child is old enough, they could always write the list as you pack. That way, they will feel more involved with the process and will get excited to move. And if you don’t want to do it by hand, there are lots of apps around which have been designed to make packing easier.
Keep Essential Items with You During the Move
The first night you are in your new house can be a challenge if you don’t have the essentials. After all, your kid might not be able to sleep without their favorite teddy bear. And you and your husband will need at least a kettle to enjoy a hot drink in the morning. Therefore, it’s worth putting some valuable items in your car to take with you. That way, you won’t have to spend an hour hunting them down when you will be busy trying to sort out the property!
Hire a Professional to Help You Move
If you decide to move everything yourself, it’s easy for things to get misplaced. For example, you might forget to put some essentials in the van. And then it’s easy for items to get broken while you are transferring them to your new property. To ensure you don’t lose any of your belongings, you should consider hiring professional movers. They will put the boxes safely in the van and then in the right areas of the new home. You can look online to find moving companies in the area. Just make sure they have valid insurance, so if your items do break on the way, you can claim for them!
Make Sure You Put Labels on Each Box
While boxes are a great idea for your stuff, you need to still ensure they are labeled correctly. Otherwise, you will be left clueless when you are trying to unpack. Therefore, get some permanent markers and write clearly what room the box should be placed in. Or you might want to think of colors for each room and then use highlighters to mark a color on each box. It will make it so much easier to unpack, and you will be able to find your items quickly!
And once you have done your unpacking, here are some other things you should be doing in your new home.