Do you want to pack and move your large furniture fast and fuss-free? Want to get rid of the stress that comes with moving heavy items?
If yes, these moving tips can help you have a smoother and more manageable time during the ever-so stressful moving process.
Read through these great tips!
Ease the move with a removalist
Moving down the block is hard enough. What more if it’s moving across big cities with a load of furniture behind you?
Save yourself the stress from lugging around big furniture by hiring professional removalists from sites like Muval. By delegating physically demanding tasks to removalists, you’ll be in a clearer headspace to focus on administrative duties like calling and cancelling utilities. These services could be real timesavers, and depending on the removalist service, you could lessen the chances for damages to ruin your furniture as well.
Start small when you declutter
Your home has piles of junk accumulated throughout the years. While some of these belongings might have some sentimental value, oftentimes, it’s best to let it go.
Weeks before the upcoming moving day, categorise your items in one of these types: to toss, to keep, to sell, or to donate. This’ll lighten your workload and make the move feel a lot less hectic and much more organised. Once you have that settled, set each categorised pile into a labelled box and send them off to their respective destinations. The fewer items you have before the move, the more at peace you’ll be when moving the essentials.
Measure the size of the furniture
Large items like couches and tables can be hard to squeeze into small door frames. Set some time aside to measure the length, width, and height of your furniture against the door frame of your new home. This’ll give you a clear expectation of what might or might not fit during the move. This’ll also help you make better decisions much earlier compared to if you found out suddenly on your new home’s doorstep instead.
If you can disassemble your furniture and reassemble it back, that can help a tonne in the process. Alternatively, calling a professional removalist to do the hard work for you is also ideal if you don’t want to stress over moving your tables, fridges, and chairs.
Make a checklist of items to bring
It’s important to create a moving checklist with a strict timeline as early as possible, around two weeks to two months. This’ll give you a clear outline on what to do, what to bring, and other essential duties you shouldn’t forget. Write all these tasks down on an accessible notebook or type it on a to-do list app (or good ‘old fashioned notepad) on your smartphone or laptop.
Your checklist is personalised to you and your needs. It can include duties like informing your landlord and reviewing your lease agreement, up to the nitty-gritty of figuring out what to move in your child’s room and what’s best to bring or leave behind.
Leave behind the old, damaged, and obsolete furniture
You’re starting your new life! Not all furniture should make the cut. If you’ve lived in your past home for years to decades, chances are your sofas have been well-worn and aren’t in pristine conditions anymore. While it may be nice to save a buck and bring it along, consider the stress you’d be under by transporting another large piece of furniture in your new home.
Instead of bringing these old furniture, consider leaving them behind and buying yourself a brand new one nearby. If you have removalists helping you out, you can even ask them if they can extend this type of service for you.
Pack an hour a day before the move
Don’t cram the packing process. If you still have to load your sofas and tables into moving crates and boxes by the same week, you may be cutting it a bit too close for comfort. You might overwhelm yourself with the stress, and lack the clear thoughts to prepare you for other parts of the move.
An hour a day for days leading up to the move is an ideal time span. With that frame, you wouldn’t be tasked to squeeze packing duties in just a few days, but instead, work towards moving your belongings in tiny, incremental steps.
Repurpose household items to pack
Do you have large suitcases and laundry hampers laying around?
Those large furniture pieces can work phenomenally well as temporary storage containers for you to move your smaller items like clothes and shoes. You won’t have to worry about running out of boxes anymore, since these storage devices will have enough space for you to move. Instead of bringing these items as empty vessels, practice resourcefulness to free up room for the bigger items instead. It’s a win win!
One tip. Consider vacuum sealing and packing the inside these storage containers to put fragile items at less risk.