Five mistakes to avoid on moving day
They say moving house is one of the most stressful experiences we can have in our lives, but it should be noted there are ways to cut down on that stress. If you plan to move in the coming year, it can be a good idea to plan ahead, and to do all you can to avoid pressure situations. Here are five of them.
Label your boxes
It’s somewhat surprising to us that not everyone does this. On the day of the move, it can become totally chaotic when all you can see is a sea of boxes in front of you. If you label each box, listing details of what’s inside and, crucially, which room it needs to be placed in, the whole process will be smoother, more efficient and far more effortless.
The proper packing materials can help
Instead of asking a few friends if they have some old boxes you can commandeer for a few days, either buy or borrow the correct removals boxes from a specialist company. They don’t cost a fortune, and they can make a huge difference on the day. Equally, invest in some strong packaging tape and, if necessary, wrap your china, pottery and other breakables properly.
Remember what you’ll need first
Most of the things you pack won’t be necessary upon arrival, but some undoubtedly will. Make sure you know where the kettle and tea cups are, for example, and where some food might be should you or the family (or your pets!) start to feel hungry. Long before the moving day comes around, you should perhaps start making a list of what might be needed.
Have all the right keys close at hand
There are few things in life more frustrating than searching for keys when you have a lot to do, and this is even more relevant when you’re moving house. Keep the front door to your new property handy, and any other keys that might be needed, such as those for the garage, the shed and other doors around the house itself. It always pays to be organised.
Tell those who need to know about the move
When you need to move home, you need to tell so many different people and organisations, and this little task can be easily forgotten when the pressure is on. Again, make a list in advance of those who should be told, and start to tell them in the days ahead of moving day. Whether you’re moving to property in Walton-on-Thames or anywhere else, being organised is of paramount importance.
James Neave the Estate Agents are based in Surrey, and we sell a great many houses in Walton-on-Thames and the surrounding area. Call 01932 221 331 for more information.