If you are considering shifting your house for the very first time, you will encounter only of its kind experience till date. To be honest, it is a formidable and fatiguing process but you can overcome the downsides with proper planning and preparation. In this article, I have provided you with the 10 smart hacks to help you conduct a house shifting for the first time. Check out the following pointers:
1. Don’t over-think and over-stress yourself
Shifting your house for the first time does not only change your address but also changes your blood pressure! Don’t let your blood pressure fluctuate unnecessarily. You need to accept the stress factor as a part of the house shifting process. You cannot omit stress caused due to excessive chores and the risks involved in the process. Yet, if you don’t over-think the stress-causing factors, and take things as they come, you will be placid throughout the shifting process. With the right plan and the right execution, you can achieve smooth house shifting.
2. Complete the preparations on time
You need to plan your move 30 to 45 days before the moving day. You will need this time to prepare for your move. There are a lot of things that you need to do during the preparation phase. If you want the preparations to be well organized and without any last-minute rush, you need to prepare a checklist for the same. Mention all the chores by allocating them on particular days that you need to complete within the moving day. Follow the checklist and carry out the preparatory tasks on time for a fuss-free move.
3. Obtain professional assistance
Since this is your first time in house shifting, you do not have any prior experience in the same field. You don’t know how to pack the household belongings or how to load them on the moving vehicle. On the contrary, if you obtain professional assistance, you will be able to get high-end packing and moving services. They use good quality packing materials and they have the apt skills to pack your goods, load them and move them to your new house. They ensure the safe delivery of your goods on time. Therefore, you should always entrust the packers and movers for your house shifting.
4. Be clear about your preferences
When you finalize a moving company for your move, you need to communicate with your moving company several times before the moving day. This will keep them updated about your requirements and preferences. If you want your move your pet, or houseplants, or your motorbike to the new address, you have to be clear about the requirements before the moving day. The moving company cannot arrange for your special needs right on the day of the move. Therefore, be clear about what you want.
5. De-clutter your present house
Since this is your first time in house shifting, you do not have much knowledge about what you need to carry and what to omit. I will tell you the basic thumb rule for it; carry only the essentials. Don’t carry all the things that you will not need in the future. If you discard the inessentials from your present household, you will be able to reduce the size of your move. Fewer goods will ensure lesser moving charges. Again, fewer goods are easier to manage during the move. If you want to sell some of the old stuff from your house to later replace them with their up-to-date versions, you can make some extra money before the move.
6. Store your important things in a bag
Store your jewellery, watches, portable gadgets, and important documents in a separate bag and keep it locked under your custody. Don’t move this bag in the moving truck. Carry it with you as you move to your new house.
7. Make an overnight bag
Make an overnight bag to help you get through the first few days after your house shifting. Pack fresh clothes, undergarments, bed sheets, towels, toiletries, a few cutleries, some snacks, a first aid kit, and some cleaning supplies.
8. Label the boxes
On a moving day, the packers and movers will pack your household belongings inside the packing boxes. But these boxes look the same from the outside and you cannot tell apart from the outside which box contains what. So, to identify the boxes and their contents from the outside, you should label them. You can write the names of the rooms to which these boxes belong. You can also stick masking tapes of different colors on the boxes by allotting each room with a different color. This will help the packers and movers to unload the boxes in the respective rooms.
9. Tackle the utilities
Tackle the utilities like water, electricity, and gas connection by yourself as the packers and movers cannot help you in this particular aspect. If you are moving somewhere nearby, ask your service providers to transfer the utilities to the new address. If you are moving long-distance, ask your packers and movers to discontinue the services in your current location. Call the utility providers of the new address and ask them to provide you with the new connections from the day of your arrival.
10. Take care of your health
You should not forget to take care of your health while carrying out the preparations for the move. House shifting is a stressful and tiring activity. But if you get involved in the process to such an extent that you don’t pay heed to your physical and mental health; you will be doing a huge mistake. Your health comes before anything else in your life. Make sure that you eat a balanced diet on fixed timings, sleep for a minimum of 8 hours a day, exercise, and spent happy moments with your family.
Shifting your house is a complicated process but if you work right and work smart while planning, preparing, and executing the procedure, you will be successful. Follow those mentioned above 10 smart hacks to help you conduct a house shifting for the first time and have a memorable move.