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How to prepare for moving home – The basics
There’s a lot to plan and organise before moving day arrives.
Moving to a new house is an exciting event – and with a little planning, you can make it a less stressful affair – both for yourself, and your family.
In this article, we run through our top tips for preparing and organising everything needed so that the day of your move runs smoothly.
Tip #1 – Sort through your belongings
If you’ve been in your present home for a number of years, it’s possible you’ve accumulated a large amount of possessions. Thinking to the future, your move will be made far easier from the start if you have fewer items to move!
So, starting from a few weeks before moving day, begin sorting through everything in your current home – with a view to throwing out anything you don’t need or want anymore.
Now’s the time to dig out items from all those storage areas around the house you may have forgotten about. Under the stairs, the cupboard in the spare room… even the garden shed might have some things to sort through which have no business even being there!
You don’t have to throw those items straight in the bin either. Think about whether you might be able to donate them to charity, pass to a friend to keep using, or whether anything can be sold through a site like eBay for a little cash.