5 Things People Forget When Moving
Moving to a new home often means you have a lot on your mind and an ever-growing to-do list. There are many important things to think about when you move to your new home. Besides having to plan your move, you also have to pack up your entire life into boxes in a short amount of time. Trying to juggle life responsibilities while keeping on top of your move can be difficult.
It’s easy to overlook something important. At Optimove, we help to make your move stress-free and relaxed while giving you peace of mind.
Here are 5 things people forget when moving to ensure it doesn’t happen to you.
1. Update Your Address
One of the most important parts of moving is also the number one thing that people forget. It doesn’t take long to do, so it is usually put off to focus on other planning and packing activities. But it’s crucial to ensure you don’t miss any important mail.
Be sure to update the following when you move:
- Bank accounts
- Credit card accounts
- Utility bills
- Mobile phone
- Subscriptions – newspapers, magazines, meals etc
Australia Post makes it easy to redirect mail anywhere between 1 to 12 months for any other accounts you may have forgotten to update.
2. Pack a box of essentials
Packing an essentials box is an essential part of moving. It’s something you shouldn’t forget and should plan for. On your first night in your new home, it’s the key to being comfortable. You can have all the items you need in one place, without having to search through hundreds of boxes.
You should include things you will need in the first few days at your new home in the box of essential items. They include toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, plastic cutlery, and entertainment devices such as an iPad. Also, be sure to include any important documents, valuable, and sentimental items.
Each family member should have their own essentials box (or a bag), which includes medications, toiletries, and a couple of days of clothes.
3. Don’t Forget To Plan For Your Pets
Moving is usually stressful for everyone in the family. But don’t forget about your pets. They often feel stressed too during the move. You’ll need to have a plan for moving day so they are taken care of and can make the transition easy to their new home.
Ideally, it may be best to have a friend or family member pet sit during moving day. Your furry friend needs to be in a familiar situation where they feel comfortable with so much change happening.
4. Make Meal Plans
It is easy to forget about planning meals during the moving day. Just remember that your fridge is going to be empty and your pantry all packed up. So make sure to plan for your meals. Prepare moving day meals the night before, or prepare to order takeaway from your favourite restaurant. Planning your meals for the first few days you arrive at your new home is also recommended, as things can be pretty busy as you unpack and settle in.
5. Protect Your Home During The Move
Without taking precautions, it’s only inevitable that when moving boxes and furniture in and out of your home, that damage may occur.
By using a professional removalists company, it helps to reduce this risk. At Optimove, we use floor runners throughout the high-volume traffic areas in your home to protect the floors.
Our removalists also cover corners, doors, and staircases, to keep these high-risk spots protected from any damage. You can count on us to ensure both your new and old home remain damage-free.