Here's a guest post from Christina Methew with Coral Homes, the article below provides some helpful tips on moving that will help make your move smooth and easy!
Often moving into a new home is perceived as being a bit stressful but we are here to tell you it doesn’t have to be. We have some great advice and tips that will help to make your move as smooth and easy as possible.
By organising your packing in advance, you will be saving a lot of time closer to the move. The best way to organise your packing is to think about anything you won’t need from the time you pack to the time you unpack and taking care of that first. Think of items like books, CD’s, smaller pieces of furniture or accessories - these are a good place to start as you can probably do without them for a bit.
Keep all the essentials you will need from the day you move in grouped together in boxes like towels, linen and toiletries so you can start organising as soon as you move in. This will help you get settled in your new home sooner. Start organising your clothes as early as possible and put aside what you are most likely to wear regularly until you move and pack the rest. You will be surprised how much this helps closer to the move.
There are some really important things to remember when you move into a new home, one of these is notifying certain companies & organisations that need to have your correct address. These include your car insurance/registration provider, bank, electoral roll/voter registration and superannuation/retirement providers.
Another really important thing to organise when you move is your house and contents insurance to make sure you’re covered throughout the whole moving process. Your current policy should end the day after you move out and your new one should begin the day before you move in.
Making sure your internet and utilities are organised early is vital as these providers are often booked a few weeks in advance, particularly internet, so make sure you contact your provider as soon as possible and get this organised. Builders like Coral Homes have a group of highly experienced professionals that are there to assist you throughout the whole building process so if you have any questions or concerns regarding your initial set up.
Last but not least, keys! As soon as you are given the keys to your new home, we suggest you go and get copies so you have a spare set of keys there from day one should you need them.