Hotter months aren’t too far on the horizon. Among longer days and weekends out and about with friends and family, the summer also beckons one other thing – peak home moving season.
The summer is pretty much the only time of the year families can afford to take time off work to make the big move.
And although moving house during warm weather can be nice, if you haven’t planned the process well, you could end up losing your cool. This simple checklist will help keep tempers down when the temperatures rise.
1) Check All Alarms are in Place
Burglar, carbon monoxide, smoke – they all need to be working before you make the move.
If you’re renting a property, your landlord is legally required to have a carbon monoxide alarm installed, but this isn’t the case if you’re buying. Carbon monoxide is odourless and a completely silent killer, so getting an alarm to detect the poisonous gas is essential.
2) Take Meter Readings
Before you so much as flick a switch on the wall and make a cup of coffee, take your meter readings. This will help you to ensure there are no arguments with your utilities providers over how much you’ve used.
3) Get Smart with Packing
Don’t run around your home madly, packing all yellow items into one box. It might sound obvious but make sure all your belongings are packed based on the room they’re going into. Mark your boxes clearly, too, so you’ll know which is destined to end up where.
It’s also worth setting aside a separate box with your essentials in. this way, you won’t have to frantically rifle through all your boxes to locate your toothbrush.
4) Book Your Removals Van
Although cutting back costs and roping in a few friends to help might seem like a good idea, you’d be surprised the difference using a professional removals service can make.
You won’t just gain peace of mind that your beloved belongings won’t arrive in pieces, you’ll also avoid all the heavy lifting you’d have to do otherwise.
5) Arrange for any Interim Storage Space Rental You Might Need
You might have an idea in your head of where everything is going to go, but what you think and what actually fits are two wildly different things.
Play it on the safe side by booking storage space rental in your local area. Not only will it take a weight off your shoulders on moving day, it’ll also give you space to breathe and remove the stress of having to unpack everything in one go.
If you’re moving around Sydney’s North Beach area, Hermes Removals can help. We won’t just help you move your belongings from A to B, we’ll also provide the storage space rental you need. Get in touch today to grab your free quote.