After the period of looking for the perfect house and having found the ideal space to live in, it’s time to make the move!
We know that this process can turn into a nice mess, so we created this post to help you with a list of steps to make moving house something organized and controlled, that will make everything flow more smoothly.
Get inspired by these tips, write them down in your diary or your notebook; it’s time to put on some comfortable clothes, a good playlist to play, and start organizing the move!
1- Moving house is a great opportunity to clean the drawers
Before you start packing everything you have at home, how about starting by analyzing what you’ve been keeping, realizing what’s really important?
Moving house is a great opportunity to clean drawers and closets. When doing this, set aside a large garbage bag and a bag or boxes. Direct your belongings, separating them into three groups: those that remain, those that will go to waste, and those that can be donated.
It is common that, over the years, objects, stationery items, accessories, and clothes that are not used accumulate, so they only serve to occupy the useful space of the house.
Bring into your new home what’s important to you and your family, clothes that are worn, objects of affection, and important items.
Take advantage of this moment of renewal to get rid of the unnecessary and start a new stage, in an organized and simple way.
2- What you will need to start the change
Now that you know what you’re really going to bring into the new house, it’s time to sort out the materials needed to pack-objects and box belongings, so you’re all set to begin this process without any hitches.
For this you will need:
- Reusable boxes of cardboard, wood, or plastic;
- thick adhesive tape;
- Newspaper or sheets of paper;
- Hydrographic pen.
The boxes have a very important role in moving, after all, this is where the belongings will be transported, so it is essential that they are in good condition and are sufficiently resistant, depending on what goes inside them.
Some moving house transport companies have a box loan service, which is very useful, but if this is not the case, there are several ways to get suitable boxes.
Cardboard boxes can be obtained from supermarkets, for example, at no cost.
On the other hand, the rigid plastic ones, ideal for transporting dishes and fragile objects, can be bought at building material stores, or borrowed from a friend who has gone through the process recently.
3- Sectorization: synonymous with the organization in change
When packing belongings, objects, clothes, etc., organization, sectorization and signage are essential. With boxes organized by theme, easily marked, an organization in the new house is extremely easier.
Because it is a large volume of objects, belongings and boxes, it can be easy to get lost and, after the move, take a long time to find the items you need. That’s why packing in an organized way is so important.
To start with, pack by the environment, for example, the children’s bedroom, your bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen. You can even use a pen color for each environment when naming the boxes. This way, it will be very easy to see which box will go to which place.
In addition to dividing the boxes by room in the house, place, as far as possible, one or two types of elements per box, for example toys, toys and books. Whenever possible, combining items that are related.
4- Start packing the change
The step of packing the belongings is, without a doubt, the most time-consuming and laborious. So, start doing this a few weeks before moving day, calmly and with the organization.
Start this process with those things that are used less in everyday life, such as bed linen from the opposite season, heavy coats, books and less used dishes.
Pack increasingly, from what the family uses less to what is used most.
5- What to leave handy for use for the period of moving house
Something that can often happen when moving house is – both on moving day in the old house, or when you arrive at the new house – you get lost among so many boxes and realize too late that there is no plate or glass available for immediate use.
To avoid this inconvenience, prepare a box with the items you will need during moving day and as soon as you arrive in the new house.
In this box, put some cutlery, plates, glasses, napkins, bed linen, pillows, towels and hygiene items, this will make life much easier for the whole family, who, after a busy day, will want to take a good shower and sleep comfortably.
Prepare the house for the change
Have you received the keys to the new apartment? Prepare her to receive the change! The more you can get ahead of the basic needs of a home, the smoother the transition and start in the new home will be.
6- Basic items to have with you on moving day
This is the ideal time to make sure that the house has functioning energy, water, and gas system; otherwise, request the connection.
Take advantage of this instance also to transfer the accounts to your name and avoid future conflicts.
A good tip for this step is also to request the installation of your preferred internet network. This way, you guarantee Wi-Fi in your new home even before you move or in the first few days of living in your new place.
7- Cleaning the new house
Take the opportunity to do a thorough cleaning before moving. With an empty house, it’s much easier to do this first cleaning.
So, in addition to leaving the house shining for the change, you will begin to become familiar with the surroundings of the new house.
As we know that the move takes dirt to the largest places in the house, where the boxes and furniture will be deposited, be careful in the previous cleaning in environments such as the bathroom and kitchen, as these are spaces that you will use even on the first day in the new house, and having them sanitized at this time is very beneficial.
8- Transport for moving house
The transport company is an important decision for the move, as it will be responsible for ensuring that your belongings are transported properly and arrive at the new house in perfect condition.
For this, in addition to asking for recommendations from friends and family who have gone through the same process recently, get to know different companies, ask for quotes and analyze carefully.
For added security, make sure the carrier has insurance before closing the deal.
Before booking with the carrier, contact the condominium and make sure that the day you have in mind to move will be possible for the building. Thus, avoiding possible conflicts, the condominium can prepare to receive the move, and the process tends to be simpler for both parties.
The great day has come!
Everything was properly organized, the big day arrived: moving to a new house.
Follow and guide the shipping company through the process, such as in the placement of furniture and placement of boxes, this will greatly help the later work of unpacking and organizing the new home.
This is a memorable day, wear comfortable clothes and keep it simple. At the end of the day, the feeling of being installed in your new home is so captivating that you will have forgotten the previous process and will be ready to set up your new home.