If you haven’t moved house before as an adult, then it is a brand new experience that you’re about to go through. As exciting as it is to move house, especially if you are moving from a rented property to one you have bought, or from an apartment to a house with a yard, it can also be quite daunting. Having the task of organizing the move and getting everything packed and out of the house by a certain date can be challenging, particularly if you run your own business and are pushed for time.
Here are all the things’ entrepreneurs should know when moving house:
Be prepared for unexpected changes
Like any work project, not everything always goes entirely to plan and this is particularly the case when moving house. Estate agents can sometimes fall behind and preparations on your new house can often be delayed, such as having carpets fitted, if it is a new build. A lot of the time these are all inconveniences that are out of your hands, meaning you just have to sit back and be as patient as possible, (or at least try to be).
Organization is key
When you think about it, when you move you are essentially compacting your house into lots of little boxes and containers which means it is important you know where everything is. Understandably, that can be quite hard when you have twenty cardboard boxes filled to the top with all your belongings.
Here are a few ways you can organize your belongings well:
- Pack room by room to ensure similar items are put in the same box.
- Label your boxes so that you know exactly what is inside without having to open them.
- Pack the smallest items first for convenience.
- When packing your items, make sure you do it in a neat and orderly fashion as this will help you when you unpack.
It’s a process
Just like setting up a successful business, moving to a new house doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of time, patience and organization, something you will be familiar with.
It can be frustrating to feel in limbo when you are almost all packed and ready to move, but your moving date isn’t for another three weeks, particularly when you’re living with the eyesore of stacked brown cardboard boxes.
Remember, just like starting a business, good things take time.
Storage is important
The importance of storage shouldn’t be underestimated when moving house.
On storagearea.com you can find a storage unit to help you keep your possessions safe and all in one place. A storage unit is an ideal option for anyone who needs a place to keep their belongings during the process of moving house.
Remember to re-direct your mail
From bank statements, to doctors’ letters to business invoices – your mail needs to be re-directed to your new house as soon as you move. It would be irritating for the new residents of your old property to keep receiving your mail when you no longer live there.