For most people, moving into a new home is a joyful event, as it goes hand in hand with big expectations, hopes and dreams. But before the new space becomes a home, the move needs to be accomplished first. However, the many tasks associated with moving house do tend to cause considerable stress for many of us. Our checklist will help you to manage this task successfully and shows what you need to pay attention to before, during and after the move.
The move does not begin with packing boxes: Many things need to be considered beforehand in the planning phase. Thus, careful preparation is absolutely essential.
✓ Determine a date for the move: First of all, you need to determine a moving date. In case of doubt, plan in a little more time for the move so that you do not come under pressure.
✓ Request leave: Remember to request leave from your employer in good time. Keep in mind that you will probably be busy in your new home not only on the day of the move itself, but also on the days before and after.
✓ Hire moving helpers: Inform yourself beforehand which moving companies offer the best conditions. If your old home still requires maintenance work such as wallpapering or small repairs, hire professionals in good time.
✓ Pack moving boxes: Don’t start packing on the day of the move, but several days before. Our essential house moving tips will show you how to pack your household contents systematically in a structured way.
✓ Sort out everything you no longer need: A move is the ideal opportunity to weed out all the clutter you no longer need. So, rigorously comb out everything you don’t want to take with you to your new home. True to the motto: Do more with less.
The big day has arrived. Even if you are well prepared for this day, it is safe to assume that not everything will go according to plan. For that reason:
✓ Stay calm: Avoid stress getting the better of you and go about your move calmly. This will also reduce the risk of accidents.
✓ Note the loading order: Think about which moving boxes you will need first in your new home and load them last.
✓ Ensure you have something to eat and drink: Offer your helpers coffee, cool drinks and something to eat. This will boost everyone’s morale and motivation.
✓ Take meter readings: Don’t forget to note down the meter readings in your old property.
✓ Conduct a final inspection: Before leaving your old property for good, it is recommendable to conduct a final inspection of all the rooms to see if there are any damages or if you have left anything behind.
We wish you a stress-free move and a good start in your new home.