Moving house can be an exciting yet daunting task. One of the most common questions that arise during this process is, “How long does it take to move house?” The answer depends on various factors, including the size of your home, the number of belongings you have, available help and the efficiency of your moving plan.
Where possible, allow a minimum of 6 to 10 weeks to prepare, pack, move and settle in to your new home with some of the different stages involved in moving house shared below together with some tips on how to streamline the process!
Planning and organisation
Efficient planning and organisation are the keys to a smooth move. Start by creating a comprehensive checklist of all the tasks you need to accomplish before, during, and after the move. This will help you stay on track and ensure that no important details are overlooked. Take into consideration factors such as packing, hiring movers, notifying utility providers, and arranging for a storage solution. Many removalists have moving checklists to further assist, like this one from Peter Sadler Removals.
Sorting and Decluttering
Before packing your belongings, take the opportunity to declutter your home. Sorting through your possessions will not only reduce the amount you need to pack and move but also help you create a fresh start in your new space. Separate items into categories such as keep, donate, sell, or discard. For items you wish to keep but don’t currently have space for, consider utilising the services of Roomia Self Storage. With our 24/7 access, you don’t have to be without your items whilst your prepare for your move.
Packing is often the most time-consuming part of the moving process. Start packing non-essential items well in advance, and leave essentials for the last minute. Begin with rooms or areas that are used less frequently. Use sturdy boxes, labelling them clearly to ensure easy identification during unpacking. Roomia Self Storage offers a range of packing supplies and moving boxes to help streamline this process.
Hiring Professional Movers
If you decide to hire professional movers, research and book them well in advance to secure your preferred moving date. Professional movers have the experience and expertise to handle your belongings safely and efficiently, saving you time and effort. Inform them about any specific requirements or fragile items that need special attention.
How Roomia can help you!
Roomia Self Storage offers an invaluable solution during the moving process. If you need temporary storage for items that won’t fit in your new home or wish to store furniture and belongings until you’re fully settled, Roomia provides secure and flexible storage options.
Unpacking and Settling In:
Once you’ve arrived at your new home, start unpacking systematically, beginning with essential items and gradually moving to less important ones. Refer to your labelled boxes for easy identification. Consider enlisting the help of friends or family members to expedite the process. Roomia Self Storage can be a useful resource during this stage as well, as you can gradually retrieve stored items as you find a suitable place for them in your new home, reducing the clutter around you as you unpack and set up your new home.
Moving house can be a time-consuming process, but with careful planning, organisation, and the assistance of Roomia Self Storage, you can streamline the entire journey. Remember to start early, declutter, pack efficiently, and consider utilising professional movers and storage solutions when needed. By taking these steps, you can minimise stress, save time, and transition smoothly into your new home.
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