The Ultimate Guide to Moving: How to Prepare (2022)

Dec / 30 / 2021

Congratulations on your new home or the new home you just purchased from Devtraco Plus home. We all love a fresh start and you must be eager to move in. Now is the time to think about how to get all the stuff in your old home to the new one without the backbreaking work and headache that will leave you completely drained. Take a deep breath, drink some tea and let us guide you as to how to move successfully.

Prep And Plan the Move

The first thing you should do before anything else is to prepare for your move by making a detailed plan that will ensure the smooth running of your move. Taking this action will ease any stress and allow you to get through the next few weeks without too much frustration.

  1. Demarcate The Room

Start by imagining your new home. You may also want to take out the floor plan to see how each room will be configured so that you can place your belongings accordingly. You can mark specific furniture or appliances on your floor plan. If you and the movers know exactly where all your possessions should go, it will make the process easier.

  1. Decluttering and Selecting

Most people, who move to a new home, want the setting to be completely different from where they used to be. After all, it is a NEW home. If your old home was a clutter factory, why not simplify things in this new one; As you pack your stuff into boxes, discard all the unnecessary objects that somehow found a spot in your home. Old ornaments that are not of sentimental value can be replaced with new modern ornaments that give your home a homey yet modern look.

  1. Avoid Distractions

Whether you're packing up by yourself, with family or movers, no matter who is moving your stuff, make sure they aren’t distracted by a frisky dog or an overexcited child. Having a child or dog running around while you move furniture can be dangerous for them as well as restrictive for the movers. If you are packing up your belongings, you may want to consider locking up your dog for the day and having someone watch your child, who is away from the house.

  1. Start Packing Early!

Unless it’s a short notice move, you usually have about a month or two to prepare before you move. Don't wait until the last minute. You can make a list of what to pack each week if you have a lot of belongings, so that when moving day comes, you have an itemized list of everything you need. Sort and label all your boxes before moving out so you'll have an organized stack of boxes.

  1. Fitting and Installations

If you are moving from a rented home, while packing up, take note of the things that need fixing and get them fixed as you are packing up. This prevents piling up of things to fix before the new tenants move in as well as a long to-do list when you’re ready to move. Fixing things beforehand means you can conveniently move out of your old home without any qualms with your landlord or getting bashed by the new tenant.

  1. Cleaning

Finally, make sure you have cleaning detergents on hand for when the movers leave. The movers will have moved everything up and down, so there might be some debris after the last minute packing and the up and down movement of the movers. Let a cleaning crew come in after the movers are gone if you can afford them. Otherwise, gather a few friends or family members and start cleaning. If you adhered to the previous instructions and repaired damages and packed up prior to moving day, you shouldn't have a huge mess to clean up.

  1. Bonus Tips.

If you’re moving into apartments like The Niiyo or townhomes like that of the Acasia, you might have to arrange with the security guards of the building or the complex to assure you that your moving trucks can move in and out without any hassle. They might also have to make parking spaces and alert the other tenants that their parking may be inconvenienced for a few hours while the moving trucks are around.

To sum it up, these tips should make your move less stressful and have you ever ready to move into your new home and make new memories.

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