Moving house and planning go hand in hand. In order to have a
successful move, it's critical to create a moving house plan in
advance that you can stick to on moving day.
By the time that your relocation is finished, you will be thankful
that you had the foresight to plan for both large and small details
in your move.
So where do you begin? Here are some important tips to use to
create a thorough plan for an organised moving house
- Pack your belongings: To minimise stress
when moving house, begin packing as soon as you know you are
moving. If you're packing several months in advance, you can pack
up belongings or rooms that you no longer use.
Make sure to save your most used items for last and plan to pack
your entire home two weeks prior to moving day. Pack and organise
all boxes with clear labels and colour codes to make it easy for
movers to load and transport your belongings.
Plan your floor plan: If you manage to
obtain a floor plan of your new home, or have already seen it, take
the time to plan where all belongings and furniture will go when
This will prevent you from being completely disorganised when
movers unload your boxes and furniture into your new home. If you
have a clear floor plan diagram of where all furniture will go, you
won't have to worry about rearranging your house yourself, after
the movers have finished.
Schedule rubbish removal: One critical
factor many people overlook when moving house is scheduling rubbish
removal directly after relocation.
Contact your local council and enquire about hard waste
removal pickup times in the area. Or alternatively, you can either
borrow or hire a trailer to transport the rubbish, or arrange for a
skip bin to be delivered for the waste to be disposed
As you pack and load your belongings into the moving truck, you
may be surprised at how much rubbish can accumulate in trash bags
or from old, broken pieces of furniture that you no longer
- Transfer your utilities: Contact your
utility service provider and inform them of your move-in date. Try
calling at least two weeks prior to relocating, to ensure that
electricity and gas will be turned on in time.
Creating a detailed moving house plan goes a long way. Take a
few moments to consider your moving day from start to finish. Is
there any small detail you are overlooking that could possibly
To give you one final example, if you are hiring a moving truck
for DIY moving, have you planned where the truck will be dropped
off after your relocation? Contact the hire company you are renting
the truck from, to request to drop it off at an outlet near your
Top moving tip
Stay organised on moving day by having all necessary paperwork
on hand in a binder or envelope. This includes payment for
removalists, your driver's license if hiring a moving truck and
keys to move into your new home. Staying organised will save you
time and money on moving day.