There is only one golden rule : keep it simple!
1. Sort items by room
– Kitchen and bathroom items can all be packed in appropriately labelled boxes. However, bear in mind that removal people cannot be expected to know which “Charlie’s bedroom” is so label up all other boxes with clear geographical location e.g. front room of the house, back bedroom etc.
2. Have a box of everything you need in the first couple of days in your new home
– This means you don’t have to stand weeping in the middle of a sea of boxes wondering where your hair straighteners are. We all have different needs, so in a typical week before you move make a list of the items you use most are (e.g. toothbrush, phone-charger, toilet paper) and pack items to satisfy them. Label this box “Essentials” and ask for it to be left in a specific, easy to reach location (moving it last and leaving it by the front door is a sensible solution).
3. Do you need everything you currently own?
– Of course you don’t, and moving is a good time to cleanse your life of clutter. However, if time is running short then this can always be left if embarking on this task will do more harm than good in terms of your stress levels. If, however, you are just feeling a bit lazy then remember that your unwanted possessions can quickly be turned to cash through yard sales and on-line auction sites…and money tends to be in short supply when you are moving house. If you can make time for this then do!
You will be stressed when you move so if you make it too complicated and lengthy then it will go wrong. Run any ideas past a trusted friend who will point out any flaws.
Remember – you will not be thinking as rationally as you usually would when you are seeking Hanoi houses for rent, so keep it short and keep it simple!
Many people decide to move to be closer to loved ones who are getting older or who they simply miss and want to spend more time with. Parents may get to the stage where they need some physical help from us now and then, or sons and daughters may have children of their own and we want to be close enough to see them grow up.