Moving into a new home can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There is so much to do and remember that you might not know where to start or what order to tackle the tasks in. This checklist will help make this process easier for you by reminding you of everything that needs doing!
1. Packing Your Clothes
When packing your clothes, start with the items you use on a daily basis and work your way down to clothing that you don’t wear as often. You will need plenty of outfits in case some get dirty or lost during the house move. See some tips here:
-Pack light clothes in plastic bags first to save on space
-Wash any stains you can before packing them away (this will save time and money!)
-Pick out a few outfits for each day after moving in to be on the safe side. This way you will always have something clean to wear no matter what happens during or after the move.
2. Pack your Kitchen Supplies Last
Pack your kitchen supplies last, as you will need them the most at this point. Use plenty of packing space and try to consolidate items into one box where possible:
-Use a container or zip lock bag for liquids that could leak – including cooking oil, honey and vinegar.
-Place knives in their own protective boxes so they don’t pose a hazard to the rest of your things.
-Pack sharp items in the bottom and bulky items on top – try to keep them away from food.
-When packing cups, ensure they are tightly packed so that any liquid can’t leak out during transit.
3. Choose a reputable moving company
A reputable removals company will help guide you through the process of moving. They’ll also ensure your items are packed, transported and unpacked as safely as possible – making sure they’re not damaged in transit or left out on a street corner somewhere!
4. Gather up important documents and certificates (birth certificate, passports, etc.)
It is crucial that any important documents and certificates are gathered up before you move; this should include birth certificates, passports, car ownership documentation (or any other important paperwork).
As well as getting the physical document copies from your bank or utility companies. This will help to speed up life once you’re in your new home.
5. Notifying Government Bodies
Gather up all the contact information for government bodies and companies that you need to notify about your address change. This will include banks, utility providers, schools or employers.
Very important! You’ll want to update these organisations with your new details so they can continue sending mail and other communications at the correct address.
6. Get rid of unnecessary belongings that are cluttering up space
If you find items hard to part with, try going through them one by one and ask yourself if you use them often or really love the item.
If not, then get rid of that item!
This will give you a fresh start in life at your new address. And now everything is nicely organised without all those unnecessary items cluttering up space.
Add any other items such as unused furniture, old clothes or unused kitchen equipment to a self-storage unit for safekeeping.
If you have a lot of items that you want to get rid of then contact a local charity and give them what they need. This will also help others in less fortunate situations!
The moving checklist should be a part of the home-buying process, but it has also been incorporated into our lives as we move homes more often. A successful relocation requires planning and preparation to ensure your belongings are safe from damage or theft.
To make this task easier for you, we have created an easy-to-follow list that includes all of the necessary tasks involved in relocating house. This is just one example of how self storage can help with your next big life change!
If you need any assistance completing this moving checklist or storing some items while you’re on the go, get in touch with us today for secure self storage in Manchester. We look forward to hearing from you.