Here are some tips for moving home without the stress

There are two types of home relocation: a chaotic, stressful move with family arguments and broken items to boot or an organised, easy home relocation that lets you move house with your nerves still intact.

To make sure that you don’t need to stress when you’re moving home, we’ve put together a list of easy tips from our years of experience in the transportation and logistics business.              

Here are some things you can do to make your move efficient and stress-free.                  

Make a moving schedule

It’s always easier to do big things in small steps.

A schedule or timetable with your moving date as the end goal and a list of tasks to complete in the months and weeks leading up to it can help you plan, pack and relocate with ease.

Pre-planning your home relocation also means that you’ll realise ahead of time if any aspect of your move (like packing or storing your belongings) will require the services of a professional moving company.

Only take what you need to your new home

Moving into a new house or apartment can be a great fresh start. You don’t want to ruin it by filling your new home with clutter.

  • Moving is a good opportunity to sort through your belongings and identify items that you either don’t use or would rather be without.

By only taking what you need and enjoy using, you’ll have less to pack and worry about. Also, you can look forward to buying new items to give your next home a fresh, inspired look.

Box like a pro – or let a pro do it for you

When you pack your household items it’s a good idea to allocate a box to each room. You may need more than one depending on the size of your home and whether or not you are a hoarder!

  • Colour coding your boxes is a great way to keep track of what items belong in each room when you arrive at your new home. You’ll also want to create an inventory for the box and tape one copy of this to the outside of the box while keeping another copy in a folder for easy reference.

If you’re pressed for time or would rather leave packing up your home to the professionals, a moving service like the one we offer at Key Moves may be ideal for you.

Choosing a reputable moving company to facilitate your move is always the best option but be sure that you have an “open me first” box with all the things you can’t survive without for the first night in your new home. Include things such as personal items, toiletries, sheets, chargers, snacks and even toilet paper.

Update your personal details

When you change your address, you’ll need to inform your bank, mobile phone provider, insurance company and any business that delivers items to your home as soon as possible.

  • Updating your info will help you avoid headaches like bills and bank statements being sent to the wrong address or deliveries turning up at your old home when you’ve paid for them already.
  • It’s best to plan ahead and start making a list of all the companies that you deal with and inform them of your change of address as soon as you know the details.

Choose a reputable moving company

The prospect of having a successful and easy home relocation is far greater when you work with experienced professionals. Key Moves has been providing quality logistics and relocation services to clients throughout South Africa since 2004.

To experience our commitment to top level service, get your free moving quote on our website today today.

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