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Enjoyable in moving at the new home

There are a few things that most people tend to leave until the last minute that should really be done well in advance of moving house. well, here the tips to help you more for moving :

  1. Connect your internet

This needs to be booked in at least three weeks before you move. Internet service providers are often booked weeks in advance so you need to do this as soon as possible. Living in a new house without internet can be very frustrating and inconvenient so save yourself the stress and book in early.

  1. Connect your energy

When you move house, you need to disconnect the energy in the previous tenants’ name and reconnect it in your own name. The process is very simple, you just call your energy provider, give them your address, your preferred connection dates, contact numbers and identification and concession details if applicable. It’s important to this just before you move so the previous tenants won’t be charged for your energy usage and vice versa.

  1. Have a plan for children & pets

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 organising the move.

  1. Update friends & family with your new contact information

Although it’s important to make sure you officially change your address with relevant businesses it’s also important to update your friends and relatives. Send around a text message or email notifying people of your new address and phone number so the important people in your life can contact you when you start living at your new residence.

Read more: 5 tip to take the stress out of moving house

  1. Change your address

It’s best to do this as early possible, so you don’t have to rely on the new tenants of your old home to forward your mail. Notify the post office immediately of your new address and then contact businesses and government bodies individually and promptly to make sure your mail is going to the correct place. Don’t forget to…

  • update magazine or box-style subscriptions
  • contact your car insurance and registration provider to change your address
  • update your details on the electoral roll
  • let your bank know you’ve moved
  • update your details with all superannuation funds
  1. Pack an un-packing box

One of the first things you need to pack when moving house is an unpacking box. This box should contain allen keys, any tools you might need to construct furniture, labelled 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.

  1. Organise house & contents insurance

When you move house it’s important to contact your insurance provider to make sure you’re covered for the duration of the move. Your current home insurance policy should cease the day after you’ve moved out and your next insurance policy should start the day before you move. That way you’re totally covered on the day of the move when you technically aren’t living anywhere. 

  1. Have the new house professionally cleaned

Theoretically speaking, most properties will be given a professional clean before the previous owners or tenants move out, but sometimes a house will be empty for an extended period of time which means it will need another clean before you move in. Make sure you hire professional cleaners who specialise in final house cleans and have them steam the carpets and do a thorough job on the bathrooms and kitchen.

 

How To Make Your New Place Like Your Home Before

what are the ways to make your new house like home? Whether you have your own new house or rental, whether this is your first house or apartment or not, these few simple tips will assist you in turning your new place into a more comfortable area that feels more like a home.

How To Make Your Place Feel Like Home

Take out all your favourite things: sheets, clothes, dining set, etc. and use them!

Start with the unpacking. Yes, it is important to open up first the essentials’ box, lay the bed, prepare some kitchen cutlery, plates and dishes, unpack the clothes as well. But try to find time as soon as you can to open up the boxes with photos and pictures in frames. Decorating your home with something that you know and enjoy will make you feel more comfortable with the place. Look for where to position pictures, paintings and mirrors. If you have a favourite table cloth, take it out; if you have a favourite dining set, water glass, belt, whatever – take it out and use it. Prepare from your luggage the things you enjoy the most and surround yourself with them. Got a favourite book? Then perhaps reading a bit before going to bed can also make you feel better, even if it is just a page or two. In other words, try to focus on the things you enjoy and the things that feel good in your home and among the things you usually do when you’re in your home. Making your house feel like home will be an easier task with much quicker results if you make an effort to concentrate more on the things that you enjoy from the household goods you’re moved, and the positive aspects of your new home. It may sound like a simple thing to do or you may be thinking it won’t do any work, but you’ve got nothing to lose if you try.

Next, once you’ve unpacked most of your home belongings, look for ways to make your house or flat more comfortable by adding some decoration to it. It could be little butterflies on your curtains, flower stickers on the kitchen cupboards, beautiful figurines on the shelves, etc. – just look for things that are colourful and/ or pretty and that you like, and think of where to position them in your new place.

At the same time, try to plan some activities to do for the whole family. If you stick together in this new experience of trying to make your new place feel a bit more like a home, you will be able to support each other and make the transition easier for everyone. May be you can sit together and discuss how to decorate each room, what colour new curtains to put in the kitchen, and what other new things to buy for your home and for the different rooms. Here are some simple ideas:

Take a pet for your new home. Get flowers, too. This will bring more coziness to your home.

  1. Put more decoration on the walls, especially if they are plain colour.
  2. You can get a pet – a cat, dog, turtle, etc. – it is all up to you.
  3. Repurpose wooden crates from the move – you can place them on the wall and use them as shelves in the attic or the basement.
  4. You can light some candles in the evening – natural light brings natural comfort.
  5. Find things for the corners to put – it could be a sculpture, a flower or just a vase.
  6. Place lights in the garden that you could turn on at night, or they could be with small photovoltaic panels and there will be no need for cables to run through electricity. Even simpler.
  7. Put a hammock or a swing in the yard. Or both.
  8. You can also put together an alcove or an arbour.
  9. Go out around your neighbourhood and see what you can find in the shops that you will like for your home. Improvise and keep your mind open to new ideas and things.
  10. Make a diary. Take a small notebook and every evening as you go to bed write down the things you enjoyed that happened through the day – it could be some great idea that occurred to you, a meal you had, getting somebody’s help in the unpacking process, an invitation for a new job interview, etc. Moving isn’t easy and as you try to focus on what you’ve managed to do just for a few minutes before going to bed, you will feel better.

How to Easy Move

 

1 Get organized early
Avoid leaving anything until the last minute. Unless you have to pack up and leave in a hurry, chances are you have between 30 and 60 days to make a plan and ensure that moving day runs smoothly. Create a countdown list and itemize everythingyou need to accomplish week by week.

2 Figure out your move strategy

How are you going to get from point A to point B on moving day? For shorter moves, you’ll either need to assemble some very nice friends with trucks or consider renting a truck for the day. If you have a big family to move or you’ll be moving a long distance, you’ll want to price out moving companies.

3 Keep your movers in the loop

Boxes are one thing, but when you get to the big, heavy stuff, it’s important to let your movers know what to expect. “Communicate with your moving company and explain all the requirements and expectations prior to booking,” advises Andrew Ludzeneks, founder and current president of iMove Canada Ltd. “Your mover has to be aware of all those minor details in order to estimate your total move time and cost, and have proper equipment available.” That includes informing the company about any overweight items (i.e. a piano or fridge), access restrictions (small elevator, walk-up only, narrow driveway) and whether you’ll need help with disassembly or assembly of furniture.

4 Pick the right transportation
If you’re moving a short distance, you may be able to get away with making more than one trip. But if you don’t have that luxury, you’ll need to make sure you have the right size of truck to cart your belongings in one go. “Choosing the right size is particularly important when moving farther away, as making several trips could be a problem,” says Andrew, who recommends using the following guidelines when determining the size of your truck:

•    In general, the contents of bachelor and one-bedroom apartments will fit in a 16′ cube truck available at your local rental company.
•    Two to three fully furnished bedrooms will require a 24′-26′ truck to ensure your move is completed in one load.
•    The contents of most houses can be moved in the same 24′ truck with one or two trips.

5 Seize the opportunity to purge
Moving is a great chance to organize your belongings and get rid of items you no longer use. If the time of year permits, hold a yard sale. Or, take the time to sort and donate gently worn clothing to Goodwill, put furniture up for sale on a site like craigslist.org, recycle old magazines and catalogues and shred old documents.

6 Put together a packing kit
If more than one person is packing, stay organized by establishing a system. Have blank inventory sheets prepared so one person can tackle each area or room. Arm each packer with a pen, black marker, and packing materials, like newspaper, a packing tape dispenser and boxes.

7 Green your move
Moving day can generate a great deal of waste like cardboard, bubble wrap and newspaper. For items you’ll be storing even once you’ve moved in, opt for the reusable plastic bins you can purchase at stores like Home Depot or Solutions. These can be labeled to go directly into closets until you’re ready to deal with the contents. You can avoid cardboard for the rest of your belongings, too, by renting plastic bins from a company like Blue Bins Unlimited. You might also consider using older linens to wrap breakables.

8 Reuse boxes

You may still need a few cardboard boxes to round out your moving kit. A few weeks before you start packing, grab a few each time you visit the grocery store. Keep in mind that smaller boxes are easier to carry when facing stairs and narrow pathways, says Andrew.

9 Take inventory

This is especially necessary if you’re hiring a moving company. Having a record of your household items is useful if something goes missing. Consider keeping a spreadsheet of the contents of each box. Then, assign each box a number and all you have to do is write that number on each side (maybe with the appropriate room listed, as well).

10 Label everything!
Label all sides of the box (avoid the top). Whoever is carrying in your boxes might not make sure all labels are facing one way for your easy retrieval. Try labeling each side in marker so you can easily find what you need in a stack.

11 Find out your condo rules
Moving into a condo isn’t as easy as pulling up to the front door and loading your boxes onto an elevator. Be sure to check the moving policy before scheduling your moving day. For example, some condos don’t allow move-ins on Sunday. According to Andrew, you may need to book a service elevator and a time frame for moving in. “On most occasions, your condo will ask for a security deposit in order to book a service elevator. That can range from $100 to $500 depending on your condo rules.”

12 Pack in things you need to pack
You need to take your luggage with you. Why not use it as a box? The same goes for dresser drawers. You may need to remove them for transport, but if you don’t have too far to go, they can be helpful for light items. “For delicate apparel that you don’t want to fold, using a portable wardrobe box is the way to go,” recommends Andrew.