Shifting to a new place is a bittersweet task that isn’t just emotionally taxing, but is also physically draining. Due to all the planning and organizing, days leading up to the move often seem more stressful than the actual moving day. Working individuals may be especially susceptible to the task since they have a double load. However, some tasks need to be checked off your list a week before to ensure you are well-prepared for the move.
This article mentions those five items that reduce the monumental stress of shifting. From finding storage to getting the place fumigated everything that needs to be prepared a week in advance is covered.
Rent a storage facility
Space or lack thereof might be a problem in the new place. The change in the layout will almost always force you to get rid of personal belongings, whether the house is bigger or smaller. Some people may not be ready to part with their personal stuff. Therefore, the best way to go about keeping your things yet gaining space in the house is by renting a storage facility.
Self-storage facilities don’t cost as much as you might think. They are a great way to safely store your belongings without compromising on space. Simply opt for a unit that suits your needs and pay the monthly amount for as long as you need it. It is a great option for people who have items of sentimental value and don’t want to let them go. Things that don’t particularly have a place in the house but still hold a special place in our hearts deserve to be stored safely.
Deeply clean the place
Moving into a dirty, cluttered home is not only disturbing but also unhealthy. A clean and shiny new living place is something we all desire. So, if you don't want to get your hands filthy by scrubbing the dirt yourself, you can always call professional help to do the job for you. Some cleaning services also offer a hand in moving your boxes and furniture besides deep cleaning.
You can also ask a couple of friends and family members to help you with the cleaning. Extra pair of hands is always a good idea, and bribing them with a box of pizza and images of hot hunks with six-packs will do the job. Once the furniture is set, it's going to be incredibly difficult to get a good scrub, especially in the hidden corners of the house. So make sure the place is thoroughly cleaned before you bring in the furniture.
Install new services
Call your internet/cable/phone provider a week before moving to arrange services in your new place. You don’t want to come in and find yourself incommunicado because you didn’t get proper internet facilities before you moved in.
Also, it is a good idea to settle the bills from your existing house rather than putting them off until the last minute. It will also help you determine what kind of budget you're working with.
Get in touch with your service providers a week in advance to schedule an inspection. Their services depend on their schedule, so it is always better to book an appointment ahead of time. Even if they come a week after, you would be fine because you prepared beforehand.
Get a quote from the moving company
A week may be slightly short notice for a moving company so we think that you should give it a fortnight at best. These companies are often booked in advance, so you may want to get to them as soon as possible. You do not want to be caught off guard since overstaying your welcome can result in serious problems with your landlord, especially if they’re uncooperative.
The movers are often a great help, especially if you work full time. Leave someone to monitor them during the day, and they will have the whole house packed by the time you get home. Shipping stuff to the new house is also additional stress off of your shoulders. You can also rest assured, knowing that they won’t break anything. Most moving companies guarantee that.
Get the place fumigated
There is a high possibility that the previous owners may have left behind bedbugs, cockroaches, and termite infestations. Getting the house fumigated is one of the most important things you can do before moving in.
You may want to consider fumigation solutions, especially if your new home is close to nature. Snakes and other dangerous creatures are known to sneak in near woods and open fields. Therefore, it's not just creepy crawlies that you are getting rid of; it is all the deadly pests that are a potential threat to your family.
Leaving the house while the fumigation is taking place is a precautionary measure that everyone must adhere to. The substances used are extremely toxic and can have adverse health effects. Getting pest control services a week before will allow it the time to settle in and get rid of unwanted reptilia without you having to be around.
There we have things that you may want to consider a week before moving in. Like we said earlier, moving is extremely stressful. However, these tips could go a long way in helping make for a smooth move before you finally touch down in the new house.
With that, we hope you enjoy the new place and make some new memories. Good luck!