Moving can be really torturous, especially in a busy city like Melbourne. From making infinitely many trips to real estate agency to arranging transport and labor for carrying your stuff, shifting from one house to another is a stressful process which drains you of all physical and mental energy. We understand your misery. But, do not worry. With these tips, we try to help you in making your moving-out process stress free.
1. Start Packing Early
No matter how obvious this tip sounds, it’s the only thing that people commonly forget to follow and end up in a chaotic situation. No matter how organized you think you are, there will always be much more work than you estimate. In order to avoid sleepless nights, start packing a few weeks earlier so that you have enough time on hand for the jobs that un-invitingly pop up towards the end.
2. Divide Things in Groups and Use Tags
There exist things of various kinds and types in house that need packing. Do not hoard all things together in boxes because it will make unpacking tougher than the packing. Divide things in groups of clothes, crockery, books, stationary, decorative items, furniture etc. and devote certain number of boxes for each group. Make sure you label the box correctly before sealing it. You can go a step further and organize things according to their material (for example, keep glass objects separate from other things) so that special care can be taken of boxes with brittle items.
3. Make a to-do List
A to-do list has many more advantages than simply reminding you of what still needs to be done. With a list of every pending task in front of you, it becomes easier to prioritize tasks and divide the work. This way, you can figure out which task needs more time and you must start doing it now, for example, cleaning and which task can wait till the end. Furthermore, the rewarding pleasure you get while ticking a task done on the list motivates you to get other work done too. Remember to add deadlines too to each task. A to-do list is a bible for a disorganized person like myself.
4. Start Cleaning before Anything Else
Talking about cleaning, make sure you start the cleaning job before anything else. The reason being, cleaning is a tiresome job that consumes a lot of time and effort. You might like to avail offers provided by end of lease cleaning Melbourne professionals, who take all the cleaning responsibility on themselves and let you focus on other jobs that outsiders cannot do.
5. Get Rid of unnecessary Stuff (through a garage sale maybe?)
Moving to a new house is another step ahead in life. Do not carry things with you that hold little significance or that you deem “might be” important sometime in future. The more things you choose to shift, the most costly it would be. Sell out what is not needed and get rid of items that can be easily replaced.
Finally, do not compromise on your meal or sleep during the moving-out period. Stay organized and ask your loved one to share a hand. Rest shall be easy.