Must-Know Tips for Moving House

Posted September 1, 2020 by in Lifestyle
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As the world begins to open up again after the COVID-19 pandemic, many more people are choosing to work from home or work remotely for the foreseeable future. If you’re one of them, you are now in a big movement of people who have ‘location independence’.

Having location independence means, you guessed it, you can now live anywhere because your work will be going with you. So, where do you want to live?

Moving House

Millions of Americans are waking up to a new dawn of work and life, and so far, house and real estate prices are holding firm. Now is one of the best times to think about moving house and we’ve got four must-know tips that are sure to help you in the planning phase:

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Declutter Your Clutter

Moving house is the perfect opportunity to declutter your life! It’s amazing how much ‘stuff’ we accumulate over the years, and it’s not until we look at boxing up our possessions or look into storage options that it becomes apparent how MUCH stuff we have!

Take it one step at a time and start with the things you don’t need or use very often, like ornaments and photographs.

Don’t Delay Packing

As with the decluttering, packing early is vital, too. You want your home to be as empty as possible when potential buyers come around to look, so pack up your possessions early and put them in storage.

Companies like MI-BOX Calgary are great for this because they do portable storage boxes! Simply pack your things on your drive, have your container stored and then delivered to your new property without having to pay extra removals fees to put your possessions in and out of storage!

Label Everything

Label, label, label… and did we mention labels? All joking aside, proper labeling of your things is really important because it will speed up the process when you get to your new home.

It’s also worth using a color-coded system. Whether that’s blue for bathroom and khaki for kitchen — or whatever you decide to go with — everyone will know where things go based on the box’s color. This really does help to improve the speed of unpacking once you get to your new home.

Be Mindful of Your Pets

Every year thousands of pets go missing because they weren’t properly looked after. Pets need to be kept safe before, during, and after your move so don’t neglect to plan for them.

For cats, dogs, and small furries, it may be worth putting them in boarding facilities for a night or two to ensure they are fully safe and out of harm’s way.

If you have exotic pets like snakes, tropical fish, or slightly stranger pets like tarantulas, it’s worth making sure everyone knows about them. Many people have fears of pets like snakes and tarantulas, and you wouldn’t want their box to be dropped if someone picks it up by mistake and gets a shock!