Moving House: Where To Start?

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Moving into a new home is a monumental task. There’s so much to pack, so much to organise, and so much to think about, and the whole process can feel completely overwhelming. Knowing where to begin can be challenging, but having access to Northern Beaches storage from EJ Shaw Storage can make the process a little less difficult. The following tips can help you find your feet and get started when it comes to moving house.

Create a plan

The first step to moving house successfully is to create a plan. While it may seem tedious, the more detailed your plan is the easier the process is going to be. Having a written plan of action can help you create an accurate timeline, and it can help you to stick to it. Being able to visually see everything that needs to be done, when it needs to be done by, and what needs to be done before you can start certain tasks can be a lifesaver when moving house.

Gather moving supplies

Before you start the packing process, try and gather all the supplies you’re going to need. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Boxes of different sizes and strengths;
  • Packing tape;
  • Permanent markers;
  • Scissors;
  • Labels; and
  • Bubble wrap or other protective packing material.

Having all these supplies ready beforehand can make the process go a lot smoother.

Plan ahead and start ahead

The earlier you can get started on your packing, the easier the packing process can be. Leaving your packing until a few days before the big move can lead to a disaster. Depending on the time of year, there will be some items you can pack straight away, such as:

  • Christmas decorations;
  • Off-season sports gear; or
  • Your children’s school supplies.

These items can be put into boxes and moved into Northern Beaches storage. You won’t need to think about what to do with them until you’re already settled in your new home.

Don’t forget the essentials

It’s important you pack a bag that’s filled with all your essential items. You don’t want to be riffling through heaps of boxes to try and find your pyjamas or a towel so you can shower. Keep the following items in a seperate bag that you can easily access on moving day:

  • Snacks and a water bottle;
  • A change of clothes for tomorrow;
  • Pyjamas;
  • Toiletries, like your toothbrush, deodorant, and soap;
  • Medications;
  • A bath towel;
  • Shoes; and
  • Your phone and charger.

Moving house can be a difficult task, but the tips mentioned above can make the process a little less challenging. If you’re ready to book your Northern Beaches storage, contact the team of professionals at EJ Shaw Storage today!

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