It’s easy to get overwhelmed with countless boxes, endless clutter, and a demanding to-do list. Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t need to be. Whether you’re moving in with a loved one or relocating for work, a little bit of preparation can go a long way.
We’ve put together 10 tips and tricks to make your next move simple and stress-free.
Organise a removals company
A removals company can remove the burden of dealing with heavy items and organising transport from one location to another. Do your research and compare costs to determine the best removals company for you. Remember to also secure your appointment in advance to avoid last minute delays on the day.
Make a detailed to-do list
Create a comprehensive to-do list that covers all aspects of the move. While it may seem like overkill at the beginning, it will make sure that no task is forgotten. As an added bonus, you’ll get a motivational boost whenever you tick off an item!
Declutter early on
You’ll be surprised by how much clutter is in the home. Make sure that you give the decluttering process enough time to thoughtfully consider what you would like to keep, store, donate and discard.
Create a packing plan
Packing up a home can be a daunting task. Break up the home into manageable sections and slowly work your way from one room to another. This task can get overwhelming, so stick to the plan and focus on the task in front of you.
Finalise the paperwork
Store all of your important paperwork in a designated place, including passports, wills and insurance documents. Also, make sure that you have your house deeds in order so that you don’t have any surprises on moving day.
Settle all utilities
With all of your attention on packing, the utility bill can slip off of the priority list. Make sure that you settle all utility bills, and take a photograph of the meter before the move.
Block out time to clean
End your stay on a positive note by leaving your home in a decent condition. Make sure that you allocate time to clean the home, or hire someone to help, so that the new homeowners arrive in a spotless space.
Pack a moving day survival kit
Even with preparation, moving day will be busy. Pack a kit with a few essentials to streamline the experience. Set aside a few toiletries, phone chargers, bottles of water and snacks so that you don’t have to scrummage for necessities after a long day of moving.
Secure a self storage unit
A self storage unit is the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you need a small unit to store items after decluttering, or a larger unit to hold furniture while downsizing, there’s a self storage unit to meet your needs. If your circumstances change, you can also upsize or downsize your unit without paying a cent.
Enjoy the process
Moving to a new home introduces an exciting new chapter. Once you’ve ironed out all the kinks, make sure that you enjoy the process and soak up every moment.
We offer conveniently located self storage units in Manchester Central, Middleton, and Hale & Wilmslow. Our flexible lease agreements allow you to rent a unit for as little as two weeks or as long as you need. If you’re planning a move to the broader Manchester area, then we’re here to help! Get a quote for your unit today.