Every day, people choose to move house. You could be moving to find a house big enough to accommodate your growing family, or, you could be relocating to a new city to take on a new career. Whatever the reason for moving, it is important to take the time to carefully plan for your move months ahead of time. Moving to a new home is an exciting, yet stressful time in your life. Sometimes when you arrive to your new home, things don’t always work out as planned.
Below, we have listed 5 considerations to think about when moving house, and how to better prepare for them should problems arise.
Your Furniture is too Large:
You’re most likely planning to take all of your current furniture to the new home, but what happens when you find out that your furniture will not fit into your new house? Do you like the furniture enough to pay to store it until you have a space where the furniture will fit? Or are you happy to sell or donate it? You should measure up the new house beforehand and ensure you’ve thoroughly thought about where everything will go.
You will always need more packing supplies than what you originally planned for. When preparing to move, nothing is worse than using every last box you have only to look around the room and see half of your belongings are still not packed. If planned ahead of time, many businesses have large boxes that they receive shipments in that they throw away every day. Many companies will gladly hold the boxes for you to pick up. Make sure you let friends and family know that you are looking for boxes too. If you are really in a pinch though, many office supply stores have a healthy, albeit expensive, supply of boxes that can be used for moving. Remember to always have materials to cushion breakable items like glass.
When packing your items, Movers Singapore recommend an “open first” essentials box which will include everything you’re going to need for the first night (if you don’t have enough time to unpack everything). This should include toilet paper, hand soap, and some kitchen items to get your house up and running. Moving is exhausting, and when you get into your new home you don’t want to waste time searching for things you need just to get started. Make sure your essential box is clearly marked, and if possible, have the box be the last thing the movers load onto the truck so it is the first thing that comes off. This will make your move the most comfortable it can be once you arrive in your new home.
The Old Owners:
Unless you’re buying a newly built house, you should take into consideration the previous owners of the house. You need to arrange a moving schedule with them and know exactly when they’ll be leaving, so that you can arrive to an empty house. Ensure you have asked them any questions you have about the house, for example the insulation, how to operate the heating, how to work the alarm system etc. This will help you out significantly.
The weather is something you absolutely cannot control. But, you are able to prepare for bad weather. If it looks like you may be battling the elements on your moving day, make sure either yourself or the moving company has the correct materials to get you moved. Make sure there is a way to protect new carpeting and floors from muddy feet. It may be necessary to put down some sheets of thin plywood to protect grassy paths from heavy use with dollies and foot traffic. Also, be sure to have plenty of thick blankets to put over the top of wooden furniture that could get damaged in the rain. Check the weather ahead of time and make sure you are prepared for the worst.
While moving is an exciting time, it can also be very stressful. There are several moving pieces that must fit together and sometimes not everything lines up correctly. Being prepared for these situations can make the move much more smooth and stress free. If you are aware of what could go wrong ahead of time, you will be in a better position to handle any problems should they arise.