After you have created a detailed moving checklist, taken an
inventory of your belongings, and planned out every detail of your
relocation, what's left for you to do? Take a moment to check out
the following moving tips to make sure you haven't overlooked any
important details for your relocation.
Five best tips for moving house
- Stay organised. Staying organised can't
be emphasised enough when it comes to important moving tips for
There is no amount of planning that can prepare you for unexpected
issues that arise on your moving day, but you can prepare for a
comfortable move by packing and organising your belongings in
Also, by taking an inventory of all possessions, scheduling your
moving truck two weeks prior to your move and planning where your
furniture will go in your new home.
- Gather packing supplies far in advance.
There's nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute for boxes,
bubble wrap, and packing tape to pack up the last of your
One of the most important moving tips to remember, is to gather
new or used boxes, bubble wrap or butcher paper, packing tape, and
a permanent marker 4 to 6 weeks prior to relocation.
- Label all boxes clearly. Make sure that
all boxes are labelled clearly with their contents. You can take it
a step further by using colour coding to organise where boxes will
go in your new home.
As an example, label all boxes in red for the kitchen, blue for
bedrooms, and green for bathrooms. This will make it easy and
efficient for movers to unload your belongings. So the quicker that
your movers work, the chances are you will have to pay less in
total moving expenses.
- Have extra cash on hand. It is wise to
have extra cash on hand in case some type of minor emergency
This could include for example plumbing issues in your new home,
movers having to charge more than what was originally estimated, or
having to stay in a hotel overnight while traveling.
Be prepared by keeping extra cash with you throughout your house
- Don't forget to plan for the first night in your
new home. One of the most essential moving tips is to plan
for the first night that you'll spend in your new home.
The odds are that you will spend all day and evening moving and
unpacking, yet you definitely won't be settled in completely by the
time you're ready to hit the hay.
Set aside a box or suitcase to hold everything you will need for
the first 24 hours of your move and label it clearly. This can
include utensils for cooking, toiletries, a change of clothing and
bedding so that you can sleep comfortably.