Welcome to the second part of my tips for moving. If you haven’t read part one you can read it here.
Moving can be stressful, but I hope these tips will make your experience a little less stressful. Here are my next 5 tips:
1. Redirect your post. During the moving process you’ll be focused on other things so you’ll probably forget to change your address on something/s – your bank, ASOS, magazine subscription and anything else you’re signed up to. If you’re from the UK you can redirect your mail through Royal Mail 3 months before your moving date and have it redirected for 3 months to a year afterwards.
2. Run down your fridge and freezer. You won’t want to move the contents of your fridge to your new home – unless your new home isn’t too far away. But if you’re moving an hour+ from your current home you’ll definitely want to try and eat what’s left. It’s not like you want to use boxes unnecessarily or have to make sure you unpack food that can go off straight away after arriving at your new home.
3. Prep a bag for the next few days (after the move). Like I said in part 1 it’s great to pack a box of essentials – kettle, tea/coffee, snacks etc, but it’s also a great idea to have some clothes and cosmetics in a box or hand luggage bag to last for a few days after your move. I doubt you want to be in a position where you can’t find anything and end up wearing the clothes day after day. Of if you’re like me, you would prefer to unpack other things before your clothes, so having a few things set aside is a great idea.
4. LISTS LISTS LISTS LISTS. I love a good ‘ol list, especially to do lists or reminders. When moving lists can be your best friend, from helping you to remember to do things before your moving date comes around, or helping you remember what’s in some or all of your boxes.
5. Move anything breakable / valuable in your own car. Of course I don’t mean everything that’s breakable, unless you have a very large car. For me I packed up my glass pumpkins (I have a Fall decor obsession okay, no need to judge), some kitchen appliances and some other things.
Got any of your own moving tips?
Have you seen my other moving posts?