Change of house means starting a stage, brand new furniture, meeting new neighbours … Everything is perfect until we start making boxes. To start a new life with the right foot, we have prepared for you the decalogue of the perfect move. Welcome!
Here at Adelaide Furniture Removals we have a clear idea of what to do and what not to do when you move to a new house or, in case of a business, to a new office.
- Get ready!
The removals are the ideal opportunity to cleanse and get rid of all those things that you do not use or do not need. If you are the one who prefers to save, but in your new home does not even enter a pin, you can rent a storage room. In this time, you will come great to keep the chairs on the beach, the umbrella, even summer clothes. Once you get used to it, you cannot live without it.
Then, review. Check that you can use the elevator to move furniture (there are communities that have it forbidden); park your car at the door of your house, so that the “D-day” you change for the van; unplug the fridge the night before.
- Survival kit
Think about the day after, or even at night, if you do not want to sleep on a mattress without sheets and dressed. Bedding, towels, pajamas and a bathing bag are some of the things you cannot miss. The next morning, you need to start with strength, rested … And clean!
- Do they do it to me or do it?
It depends on several factors, but especially on your budget and the assistants you can count on. A move for a house of about 70-80 m2 costs about 500-600 dollars (25 m3), as long as you do not need to hire a crane to raise the furniture by the facade (about 160 dollars), whether or not there is an elevator, you can park in the door, etc. Keep in mind the subject of the franchise (between 90-200 dollars), because in case of problems, it is the part that you must pay for.
- I eat it, I stew it
If you do it to yourself (yes, with the help of family and friends willing to sacrifice a Saturday or Sunday), you will have to rent a van. For you to enter everything without problem, you must have a capacity of about 18m3. Its price ranges between $ 100-150 for one day. Halfway between one option and another, you have the possibility of renting only the transfer of the belongings (about $ 400), although with it you do not avoid making boxes and dismantling furniture.
- Moment “make boxes”
To have everything ready, you need to start about three weeks before the move-in day. You can start by collecting the boxes of merchants in the area and if you need more, buy them from the moving companies (from $ 2). To keep living those weeks with some normality, start packing everything you do not need for your day to day: books, clothes from the previous season … And a tip: Even if the box is large (or very large) do not load it to the top because you will not be able to move it.
- How to package an entire house?
Follow an order. Save each room separately and mark each box with the name of the room to which it corresponds. Do not forget to take inventory. And if you do not want anything to break along the way, get yourself a roll of bubble paper or old sheets, to wrap the most sensitive objects.
- Time to disassemble the furniture
First of all, do not lose any piece. Put the screws and small pieces of each in plastic bags, specifying the furniture in question. And if things get complicated, make a sketch. Thus, it will be easier to mount it again.
- Van moment
Make good use of space. First load the most bulky furniture, then the heaviest boxes, so that they secure the furniture, and the lighter ones over the others or the furniture. Go filling with the loose pieces and secure with ropes, so that nothing falls. A tip: wear comfortable and loose clothing, which allows you freedom of movement and do not carry very heavy things, if you do not want to see your body suffer. Better, more trips with less weight.
- The “new house” moment
Finally, you arrive at your new home, although there is so much bulk that you do not know where to start. Quiet! Breathe and start. First, assemble the furniture, then undo the boxes, try to double them at the same time so they occupy less space, and finally, plug in the fridge (remember that at least 24 hours must pass for this step).
- The “place” moment
For the thing to go and do not spend days and days with the house upside down, start by placing the things in the kitchen and bathroom (by removing a significant number of boxes, you are encouraged). Afterwards, the rooms and ends with the living room, which is, normally, the room where there is more to place. Now is the best time to organize the library by authors or genres.
The day after you move
- Get up early so you can take advantage of the day. Take a shower, put on comfortable clothes (do not stay in your pajamas) and eat a simple but nutritious breakfast that will keep you full for several hours.
- Start in the room that is most used, or that is most urgent to unpack. It can be the kitchen, or if you work from home, maybe the office is the room you need to install first. Open all the boxes or bags marked with # 1 (following the system we talked about before), or those that you know contain the most necessary things.
- Go putting everything in place as you get out of boxes and bags and go taking boxes and empty bags from the room as soon as you empty them.
- As soon as you finish with the most urgent in that room, resist the desire to continue with the other boxes. Rather move to the other rooms and go doing the same with the most urgent boxes and bags.
- Mainly, do not try to unpack everything in a single day. Do not forget to eat at your hours, stop once in a while to drink water, rest your legs, etc.
Consider hiring a removal company like Adelaide Furniture Removals, since problems and back damage can be much more costly in the long term, than using the services of relocation professionals.