Moving Into Your New Home Stress-free Hacks
Having a new place is a milestone one should remember as joyful. It is, after all, a new chapter in your life as you make memories in your new home. Moving, however, is an ordeal to overcome. It can bring about stress besides the physical fatigue you can get from moving boxes here and there. Here are some moving into your new home stress-free hacks to help you along the way:
Hire Professional Cleaners
Most properties whether newly purchased or a rental need some serious cleaning before moving in. Cleaning an empty house can be daunting when you have a massive space to clean for yourself and you do not have time in your hands to do it. Make sure you hire professional cleaners who specialize in final house cleans. You can find that they do thorough jobs than you would if you are running out of time before moving-in schedule. It will also open up your time to do something else important and leave the cleaning to the professionals.
Label Boxes or Colour Code Them
When packing your belongings and getting ready to move into your new home, keep in mind efficiency above everything else. Make sure to be organized by packing by rooms/home areas. That means that the items in the box should all belong to one room/home area. Once you filled up the boxes, label or color code these boxes to accordingly. This will make it easier for you or the movers to place the boxes or bags in the rooms where they are supposed to go. This will help you
If moving around heavy boxes, and large furniture is too much for you, get some help from family and friends to help you with the move. But if you are relocating to a new area and with no family and friends close by, the best that you can do is to hire movers. Hiring professionals not only take the weight off your physical shoulders, but it also allows you more time to get some important things done while they do all the manual labor for you.
Leave the Kids at Your Parents
Make sure you’ve thought about what young children and pets will do on the day. It can be handy to ask a friend or family member to help out so you can focus on organizing the move, and the people doing the moving. That way you will have peace of mind when you know that your little children and family pet are safe from the hauling of boxes, and pieces of furniture around.
Pack Tools For Unpacking
One of the first things you need to pack when moving house is an unpacking box. This box should contain keys, any tools you might need to open boxes or construct furniture, labeled ziplock bags with screws from furniture you dismantled in the move, scissors, screwdrivers, masking tape, dust cloths, and glue. Having these items all in the same box will save you time and your sanity when setting up your new home.
Pack Cleaning Supplies
If you have not cleaned the property or have someone do it for you prior to moving in, you might want to pack some cleaning supplies when you move in. This will make it more efficient for you to clean as you go, and make each room you unpack and work with liveable.
Bring A First-Night
Just as important as the unpacking box, the first night box is essential to a successful move. It should contain a change of clothing, basic toiletries, toilet paper, pajamas, towels, bed linen and any other essentials you may require. It makes such a big difference to the comfort of your first night in your new home so you aren’t frantically searching through boxes at midnight trying to find your toothbrush.
Don’t Forget The Morning-After Bag
A morning-after bag is one that you pack your food for the morning after you move in. This will save you time looking for a place to buy food at or struggle to find food delivery service that caters to your area. This will also help keep you and your family stress-free the morning after knowing that you are all well-fed before moving on with the day unpacking your belongings.
Lisa Marie is a founding member and blogger of Filipino Homes. She is a digital marketing professional who works online from home. She is the travel writer, and digital creative behind Pinay Travelista and the homemaker, and housewife-in-training behind Life & Some Sorts.