◉ Plan and Organize: Create a moving checklist and timeline to stay organized. Start planning well in advance, including tasks like notifying utility companies, updating your address, and scheduling movers or renting a moving truck.
◉ Declutter: Take the opportunity to declutter your belongings before packing. Donate or sell items you no longer need or use. This will save you time and effort during packing and unpacking and reduce the number of items you have to transport.
◉ Pack a Bits Box: Prepare a bits box for sofa feet, bed parts, screws and any essential item you will need immediately to your new house.
◉ Pack Strategically: Pack one room at a time, starting with the least-used areas. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. Keep essential items and documents separately for easy access upon arrival.
◉ Take Care of Valuables: Keep valuable and sentimental items with you, rather than packing them with the rest of your belongings. Jewellery, important documents, and valuable electronics should be carried separately for safekeeping.
◉ Notify Important Parties: Inform your bank, insurance providers, employers, and other relevant parties about your change of address. Forward your mail or set up mail redirection with your local postal service to ensure you receive important correspondence.
◉ Take Photos: Before disassembling furniture or electronics, take photos to remember the setup and connections. This will make reassembly easier in your new house.