Preparing to move house is a daunting task. There are so many jobs to do that it is easy to get overwhelmed with it all. Having a furniture removals company helping out is always a big bonus, and so at least you can sleep easy knowing that all the heavy lifting will be done by professionals. However, the lead up to the big move is equally important and you should provide yourself with plenty of time to organise as much as possible, to make the process a lot smoother and less stressful.
Clean the House
Before you move into your new house try to make time to give it a deep clean. When there's no furniture lying around you'll be able to get into every nook and cranny with ease, without wasting time and energy moving boxes and furniture out of the way. When you do this, open as many windows as you can to air out the building and remove chemicals released from your cleaning products, and dust particles from dusting. Even though you may want to clean again after the move, at least you'll be able to just quickly run over surfaces, which will be a blessing, especially after the task of unpacking.
Organise Your Boxes
Before you move, try to organise your boxes sensibly. It may seem like a good idea to just throw everything from the kitchen into one box and be done with it, but realistically you need to think about what you'll be using before and after the move, and what will most likely stay packed. Kitchen essentials like the kettle, cooking utensils and mugs will no doubt be used multiple times a day. Try to give these their own box and then you'll be able to unpack and use them straight away in your new home; essential if you plan on taking plenty of brew breaks and using the local takeaway on the first few nights and struggle using chopsticks!
Sort the Post and Bills
Long before you move you should organise for all of your post to be redirected. You'll have enough to worry about without having to chase important letters and parcels. It's simple to do and just requires a small fee starting from around $24 and proof of identity. You should also sort out the bills in your new home so that you aren't being lumbered with backdated charges a few months down the line. Sort all of your energy supply bills and council tax, as well as finding out when the council collects the recycling and rubbish.