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Moving homes? our top 8 tips for a smooth transition

1st Mar '17 • By Emily Ayers

Moving can be daunting, especially when there is a lot to move in a short time. To help you with this process, here are our top 8 tips for a smooth transition.

Moving can be daunting, especially when there is a lot to move in a short time. To help you with this process, here are our top 8 tips for a smooth transition.

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#1 Hire the Right People
A significant part of relocating is the actual moving of your things to your new house which is why, before anything else, you should choose the best in the business. We recommend getting 3 quotes from local removalist companies and check their prices as well as reviews. The better the feedback, the more the chances of you having a smooth transition! 

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#2 Consider All Expenses
When moving, there is a good chance that your expenses might go off track, especially when you haven’t made a budget. Setting a budget and accounting for all possible expenses can help you keep track of the total expenditure of the transition and even guide you as to where you can save money.  

#3 Be Methodical
Don’t rush! Plan everything beforehand. We recommend sorting your items first and then pack them into boxes. Take your time, and pack items you won't need first. Tip: moving is also one of the best times to get ready of all that stuff you really don’t need.

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#4 Checklist
This is probably the best thing you can do for your possessions. One always forgets the small things when moving. It’s a good idea to make a list of your boxes on the day of the move so that you do not forget anything during the transition. This is where labeling boxes (e.g. kitchen, bathroom, laundry) comes in handy.

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#5 A Box for Papers
Get a separate box for all things paper. You can even have them organised by type. This way not only will you be able to tag everything, but you will also be able to unpack and sort the documents with ease at your new place.

#6 Visualize Your New Place
Go to your new place and visualize where you would want your things to be placed. This is an excellent way to ensure a smooth transition. Rather than having everything boxed in the hall, prep beforehand and you can begin to unpack as soon as you get your things get off the mover’s van.

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#7 Stay Hydrated
On moving day, be sure to have the essentials such as water bottles and a few snacks handy. You need to stay active throughout the transition which is why it is absolutely necessary for you to keep your body hydrated and energized.

#8 Enjoy the Change
Above everything else, make sure you enjoy the transition. Moving to a new place is huge for you and your partner/family. It is always best to look forward to your new adventure. Yes, the moving can be a little stressful at times but the payoff is well worth it. You will hardly remember the hardships you went through during your transition. What you will remember and keep with you is a sense of achievement and a job well done.

The prices above are just a guide and subject to the time the article was made, if you want an accurate and up to date price, get up to 3 quotes from local removalists.

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