Your Complete Moving Guide Calendar
Whether you’re migrating to another country or moving across the street, a successful move requires organisation and planning. In order to ensure a smooth and hassle free operation, it’s important to think about any potential problems that may arise and solve them as quickly as possible. From dealing with removalists and purchasing insurance through to packing and cleaning, we’ve developed a moving guide calendar to help you organise every aspect of your move.
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Two Months to Go
With two months to go, there’s a lot you can do to prepare yourself for a big move. Even if you’re not ready to start packing at this stage, you should be starting to get rid of unwanted possessions and clearing out your backyard. It’s also a good idea to lock in a removalist company at this stage and purchase moving insurance. Depending on your situation, it may be advisable to give notice for rented accommodation and apply for leave so that you can be there to help on moving day.
One Month to Go
It’s important to develop a working plan during this stage to ensure that everything flows smoothly as your moving date gets closer. With just one month to go, you should definitely start collecting boxes and other packing equipment. You can also start to pack non-essential items during this stage, clear up your house, and notify relevant organisations of your coming change of address. It may also be a good idea to organise specialised transportation services for any items not covered by your removal company, including trailers, caravans, boats, and family pets.
Two Weeks to Go
With just two weeks to go, you’re probably starting to feel the pressure. Packing should be well and truly under way during this stage, and details should be confirmed with your removalists. If you’ve made the decision to use a professional packing service, they should be locked in by now. This is also the time to start thinking about the little things, such as taking library books back, investigating council moving regulations, and making sure you’ve got enough bubble wrap to protect your favourite belongings. Cleaning services should also be set up by now, as should handyman services or anything else you need to get your old and new house up to scratch.
One Week to Go
With just one week to go until you move, it’s easy to start stressing out. Have you cancelled all of your services? Have you created a floor plan of your new home to make sure your furniture is going to fit? Is your computer backed up and your car in good working order? It’s important to finish packing at this stage to avoid unwanted stress the night before you move. While you will need to leave some items until the last minute, try to do as much as you can as early as possible. It’s also important to create an essentials box, which should be packed last, opened first, and contain everything you need to survive while your other belongings are being unpacked.
Aghh, it’s tomorrow, are you ready? If you’ve followed this moving guide calendar from the beginning, you should be able to avoid most of the last minute rush. The day before moving should be dedicated to finishing your packing, defrosting your freezer, cleaning your fridge, and draining liquid from appliances such as washing machines and irons. It’s also important to charge mobile phones, store chargers in a safe place, write down important numbers, and check that your new home is clean and ready to go.
It’s Moving Day!!!
After months of planning, packing, and trying not to stress, moving day has finally arrived. Ideally, you should take the day off work so you can give the removalists a detailed tour of your home, clean and clear access points, and verify the destination address. Fragile and high profile boxes should be carefully marked, keys should be available, and utilities should be turned off.
While you should always use the services of a professional removal company who care about you and your belongings anyway, you may want to carry extra valuable items and sensitive documents yourself. Once your house is secure and all relevant details have been given to the removalists, it’s time to step back, take a deep breath, and think about how you’re going to enjoy your new home.
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