House moves are exciting, nerve-wracking, but also filled with stress – with so many things you have to think about and remember, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the entire process. And if you’re not looking to hire furniture removalists like Furniture Removals in Dublin– home to the top movers can provide – then you might be thinking about a DIY house move.
That’s why we’ve prepared this ultimate guide to a stress-free DIY house move. Enjoy!
Make A Checklist
You will want to start with a checklist. Now there’s the question of, “What exactly do I include on the checklist?” That’s a question only you can answer. Ideally, you will want to start preparing the checklist 2-3 weeks before your “move” day. This will give you more than enough time to go over every room, remember every special item that might need more consideration, and write down every little thing you can’t forget.
Get All Your Supplies First
You can’t underestimate the importance of having the right supplies, right when you need them. Leaving your supplies last-minute can leave you empty-handed if the stores are out of bubble wrap, tape, or boxes, and what would you do then?
Make sure you hire Man With A Van weeks before you intend to pack yourself.
Throw Away More Than You Pack
You might think that you need to pack everything in your house, but this is rarely (if ever) the case. The truth is that every home is filled with junk that you don’t really need, and the last thing you want to do is start your first day in your new home by filling it with unnecessary, old garbage.
Pack Room By Room
Now that you’ve thrown away the garbage, let’s get started packing. You might think that the easiest method is to have every member of your family pack their rooms individually, but that can leave you with a bit of a mess. You need a single person who is aware of everything that’s been packed, and which boxes those items have been packed in. Its better to take help from Man With A Van so as to shift house in a hassle free manner.
Label And Photograph Everything
Make a chart of every item that that Furniture Removals Dublin have packed, and label exactly where those items have been boxed. For extra visual evidence, photograph the insides of every box before you shut them up.
Load The Heaviest Objects First
You might be tempted to start loading the lightest boxes – simply because you’ve spent an entire day packing and you’re not in the mood to throw out your back. Unfortunately, it is highly recommended that you start with the heaviest objects first.
Keep The Necessities By Your Side
Phones, laptops, books, and even toiletries – you do not want to bury these items underneath piles of lamps and plates and a mountain of other household items. Essentially, keep the items that you find yourself using every day in a backpack by your side.