People often think that moving out of their home to another location is the biggest hassle ever, what with all the packing and arrangements that have to be made. But when they go through the move they realise that moving into a new home is almost as bad as moving out of the old one.
One of the reasons for this is that there is no time limit. When moving out you set a day and have to work towards getting everything done by then. But once you have moved in you tend to relax and put off unpacking – and that means you live in a mess for weeks, not knowing where vital belongings got to and tripping over half-unpacked boxes. Here are 3 ways to make moving in easier
The best way to label moving boxes
Label the boxes with numbers or letters, then write the exact contents of each into a writing pad or exercise book. Or you can just write something like, “Contents of laundry cupboard” or whatever. It is best not to describe in detail what is in each box on the carton itself. For a start, it’s hard to see when the cartons are stored together, and it becomes easier for potential burglars to pick out which ones to steal.
Keeping essentials together by room
Another way to make unpacking easier is to write the room on each box and get your professional home removalists to take the boxes into the rooms they belong to. That way, everything you need will at least be in the right room and your back will not ache so much when you don’t have to drag boxes around.
Roll up the bedding
Moving day will be easier if you roll the bedding up so that you can simply unroll it all onto each bed when you arrive. Do it like this: –
- Untuck all the bedding
- Lift each side up to the centre of the bed, overlapping each side somewhat to create a shorter roll
- Starting at the foot of the bed, roll the whole lot up, with the mattress protector now on the outside of the roll.
- Before you roll the last bit up, insert the pillow and PJs
- Complete the roll and tie it off with a belt or string at each end.
Now you’ll only have to lay the roll at the head of each bed, unroll it and tuck the edges in. Tired children – and their parents – can fall into bed without any fuss.
Note: if you have smaller children that sleep with a favourite toy, insert it into the pillowcase so it does not get lost.