Moving can go one of two ways: really easy and stress-free, or chaotic and stress heavy. Moving is something you want to make easier for yourself – it’s already a difficult time, having to uproot your whole life and plant yourself somewhere else. So how do we make moving easier for ourselves? There are a few tricks of the trade which expert movers live by. In this post, we’ll run through a few ways to make moving easier and who to call when you need to move.
Seems pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people make the crucial mistake of trying to move without the help of professional movers. Talking to an expert moving company is the first thing you should do when planning a move. This will allow you to work out how much stuff you have, what kind of transport you need, how many removalists and how long it’ll take. Movers do this job every day, so they’re a lot more experienced than you and have the process down pat.
Get rid of stuff you don’t need
Purging is an incredibly rewarding experience. Pile up all the stuff that would only weigh you down if you were to move it with you. Then, start selling it on online marketplaces, donating it to charity or giving it away to your friends. We’re sure that you’ll find some stuff in your storage room which you’ll be glad to sell on the internet for some extra cash or give away to someone who could use it.
Plan, plan, plan
You know the old saying: by failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail. That’s why planning is such a big part of making your move a whole lot easier. Write down a list of all the tasks you need to do and order them chronologically. Do this on your phone so you don’t lose the list. This list should include what to pack and when, but also other tasks like changing your address, booking time off work and informing utility companies.
Keep your movers informed
The best way to make sure your movers know exactly how to help you is to keep them informed every step of the way. Yes, they’re experts in the field – but they’re not mind readers. Communicate with them regularly and let them know of any changes to the plan or whether the plan is staying exactly the same.
So, yes, it may seem super difficult at first. But once you’re in the hands of a professional moving team who help people like you move houses every day, the weight on your shoulders is drastically lightened. The Moving Company are one of New Zealand’s most popular moving and packing teams. They can help you move to wherever you’re going – whether it’s somewhere in Auckland or somewhere in Alaska. Get in touch with The Moving Company today and grab a quote for your move.