Regardless of how good you’re at moving, this is still a stressful and arduous task. Even if you weren’t expected to endure physical and mental hardships that are conditioned by the move-related tasks, you would still have to undergo an emotional transition of swapping your old home for a new one. When emotions get heated, your vision and judgment get blurry, which is something you have to keep in mind at all times. So, in order to avoid stressing yourself too much and forgetting about something important, here is a brief advice-filled checklist that will help make your life so much easier.
Prepare bathroom and kitchen at your target destination
The first thing you need to understand is that moving is a complex and arduous matter, which means that you can’t do it all at once. However, your life can get significantly easier if you first move your bathroom and your kitchen. Think about it, a bedroom and a living room can wait but if you feel the need to grab a snack, go to the bathroom or wash something during the move, you might find yourself in an odd spot if these two rooms aren’t fully prepared.
Take the photos of both places
Aside from sentimental reasons of keeping a memento of your previous apartment, there is a practical reason why you need to take photos of every place as soon as you move in. You see, some landlords might try to cheat you out of your deposit and it’s always smart to have an evidence that you are right.
Therefore, you need to take the photos of the place you’re leaving (so that you can compare them with previously taken images) and take pictures of the place you’re moving to, in order to use them in the future. By showing them some of these images, you can further increase the chance that everything will be placed in its proper spot. In order not to damage anything in the move, it’s best to leave this to professional interstate removalists.
Do the same with your electronic devices
While, nowadays, it is easy to find online instructions on how to connect your electrical devices, with the help of your smartphone, it might be for the best to take a simpler (more traditional) approach to this problem. For instance, you can simply stand behind your TV and take a photo of it, so that you know how to reconnect the wires in a proper order. Sure, in the era of phone data internet this may seem like a simple time-saver, yet, every bit helps.
Rubber bands to keep the doors open
During the move, you’ll be forced to move in and out of the home, which can pose an issue with self-locking doors. Luckily, all you have to do in order to avoid this problem is string a rubber band around both doorknobs while wrapping it in the middle. In this way, you can effortlessly keep the doors from locking and gain substantially on your average move-in speed.
Think about the insurance
Finally, when it comes to the issue of insurance, this is something you want to have taken care of since day one. First of all, you need to get the insurance for all the valuables that you fear might get misplaced or damaged in the move. Second, you need to think about the insurance of your future home (provided you’re not moving into a rental property). Here, you need to research location-specific conditions and natural disaster hazards. In other words, you need a policy that is adequate for that area and that particular property value.
On average, we’re much more nomadic than our ancestors, which means that an average person is bound to change several homes in their lifetime. With this in mind, it’s becoming more than clear that becoming good at moving isn’t a skill to be underestimated. After all, positive practices acquired during your first move might come in handy during every subsequent one. Therefore, learning several moving tips that can and will make your life easier is something that you owe to yourself.