So, you’re moving to a new place and you need some tips. Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article is going to be a lot more helpful than those mind-numbing pointless wikiHow posts. You ask for a cake recipe and they end up explaining how to milk a cow. What’s that about? Anyway, enough bagging wikiHow, let’s get to the point. There are lots of things to consider when planning a move, but we’ll keep it short with our top six tips.
1) Sit down with a professional
Talking to an expert moving company is the first thing you should do when planning a move. With their help, you’ll work out how much stuff you have, what kind of transport you need, how many removalists and how long it’s going to take. Movers have done this a thousand times before, so they’ve got the moving process down to a T.
Unless you’re a major hoarder, this is one of the most satisfying things to do when planning a move: purge. Just saying the word sends shivers down our spines. Get rid of all that items you don’t need. All of it. Skis that haven’t been used in 10 years? Chuck ‘em on Facebook Marketplace. Soda Stream you received as a Christmas present and never used? Chuck it on TradeMe.
3) Put aside your essentials
Some things won’t be going in the moving van. Toiletries, technology, jewellery and your kids are all things that you’ll most likely take on board with you. Write a list of all these things to make sure you grab them all before the removalists set to work. And don’t let your kids ride in the truck, no matter how much they plead.
4) Be efficient
When packing away your clothes, put them in suitcases and other receptacles rather than garbage bags. You can also use pots to carry smaller stuff like utensils. You’re just creating more stuff to carry rather than using the most efficient way possible. There are heaps of other little ways that you can be as efficient as possible, so just think about the task before you act on it.
5) Book ahead
You don’t want to get to three days before moving day and realise you forgot to book in with the moving team. Make sure you book well in advance. This will ensure that you get your preferred moving team rather than some dodgy chaps without any Google reviews. It’ll also mean you won’t have to pay through the nose for ‘emergency moving’.
The last step, and one of the most important, is to not panic. You’re not the first person who’s moved to a new place before. The job will get done and there’s no need to stress.
So, if you’re planning to move, do yourself a favour and use professional movers like NZ Van Lines. They do it every day and they’re experts in the field. For a stress-free and affordable moving service, contact the team at NZ Van Lines 0800 362 236 and grab a quote today.