Moving house can be stressful, but there are ways to reduce the stress by being organised which makes the process run a little more smoothly. Leaving everything until the last minute is not the best idea, there are many tasks that you can get done well in advance to take some of the pressure off as moving day approaches.
Your Perth removalist will make things a lot easier, but you’ll still have a lot to deal with in the days leading up to your move, and even for a few weeks after moving. So, getting as many tasks done as early as possible will not only reduce how much you have to do closer to the date, but also significantly reduce your stress levels.
Removalists in Perth WA can get busy, so you’ll want to book in advance to be sure you get your preferred day and time. The earlier you book the more chance you have of moving on the day that you prefer.
Connect/Disconnect Energy Suppliers
This is one task which can be done well in advance, and it’s a very simple one. Most energy suppliers allow you to do this on their website. If not, it’s as simple as calling your energy provider and letting them know the dates you’d like to disconnect your current home and reconnect your new home.
Connecting the Internet
This process can take a long time for many internet providers, and delays often happen. Make sure to start the process at least two to three weeks before you move. If you rely on your internet connection for work or study it’s important to have a smooth transition.
It may be beneficial to purchase a mobile internet device to have on hand if there’s a delay in connecting the internet to your new house. However, be aware that these devices are more expensive than a normal internet connection, so this will add another cost to your moving budget.
It’s amazing how many address changes you need to do when you move. Starting a list at least a month or so in advance is helpful as the list seems to grow over time. Many businesses allow you to change your address online and select the date that the change will begin. This is very handy as you can do this well in advance before things get busy.
It’s also advisable to sign up for mail forwarding with Australia Post. It’s definitely worth the cost. After you have moved into your new house you will start receiving forwarded mail from places you completely forgot about. Some address changes that you may want to add to your list are:
• Car registration and licence
• Electoral roll
• Mobile phone provider
A Moving Kit
It’s a lifesaver to have a moving kit ready. Using a small to medium plastic tub with a lid is perfect. Use it to store everything that you will need to access while moving. This should contain scissors, pens, notepads, phone chargers, any notes or paper work from services being connected, contact information for your professional moving service and any other important items that you will need quick access to while moving.
Also, on moving day make sure to place all allen keys, screws and other tools needed for constructing furniture in labelled zip lock bags in this box. Pop in a bottle of water and some snacks as well.
Don’t forget to organise your contents insurance before you move. If you’re moving some items in before the big day, be sure to start the contents insurance from the day you start moving items in. If you’re staying with your current insurer, they often allow a two-week overlap so that you’re covered for both houses for this period. This is handy if you would like to move some of the smaller items in early to reduce the load on moving day.
Moving house doesn’t have to be overly stressful. There are many things you can do to prepare in advance. By doing as much as possible as early as possible, it will make moving day much easier and you can feel a little more relaxed that the day will go smoothly.