Congratulations on your new home purchase! Finding a home, let alone packing to move, may be quite stressful. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to save money on your move, as well as some tried-and-true advice for what to do once you show up at your new place.
It may appear that all of the planning went into the move’s setup, but that’s not the case. Long-distance moving, whether you chose a top-tier moving company like Auckland movers or a less expensive service, may be difficult on its own, let alone relocating into a new home. This is less of an issue if you’re moving nearby. Use this checklist to make sure you’re prepared for both the moving and the moving-in processes.
- Do a Walkthrough
If you have the opportunity, stroll through your new home while it is still empty before moving in. If the property was staged when you first saw it, viewing it as a blank slate allows you to envision how your personal possessions would fit in. Bring a measuring tape to plan even more precisely where items like home furnishings will go; knowing where things belong now will save you time later when emptying the moving van.
- Take Safety Provisions for Pets and Children
You’ll need to take extra precautions if you’re moving with young children or pets to guarantee their safety in new surroundings. Keep a watch out for temporary moving-specific risks in addition to the usual suspects like plugs, sharp corners, open windows and doors.
Make sure cutters and box scissors are out of reach, that boxes containing hazardous goods (cleaning products, glassware, etc.) are kept in a separate area, and that packing materials aren’t mistaken for toys. If you need help, feel free to get in touch with an Auckland moving company!
- Create an Unpacking Plan
It’s enticing to dig right in, but if you tackle the boxes at random, you’ll end up with dishes but no cutlery, shirts but no pants, and a brush but no shampoo at the end of the day.
Labelling your packages ahead of time is important, but so is deciding what should be prioritized after you get at your new home. Unless you’re alright with takeout and would rather have your TV set up first, you might require kitchen goods until you need to fill out the family room. Plan ahead of time what you’ll need and then unload in that order. An Auckland moving company will always recommend you follow this order.
- Set up Utilities and Connectivity
You don’t want to pass your first day in your new home in the dark, so make sure your utilities (power, heating, gas, and water) are all set up and ready to go before you move in. You’ll also need to consider Wi-Fi, phone service, and cable.
Some Auckland movers move service from one area to another (depending on how far you’re moving), but you may need to cancel one location completely before beginning over at another.