Moving can be a big operation, even when you use a company such as Eastern Suburbs Removals. As with anything that is of a grander scale, there are some things you should make sure you’ve prepared before the big day. You can avoid last-minute panic, mistakes and any other concerns that may arise out of being ill-prepared by sticking to the five following essential tips:

(1) Spread out the workload

Whatever you do, don’t leave packing to the last minute. Not only will this be unpleasant, it’s probably going to cause some untoward stress. You can, however, avoid this with some simple organisation a few weeks in advance. Aim to fill a certain number of boxes per day, until the day you move out. Depending on how much work you can handle, you can make this period as long, or as short, as you’d like. By doing this, you’ll know exactly how much you have to pack each day and won’t be left scrambling in the last 24 hours.

(2) Organise your utilities

Although simple, this pointer is sometimes forgotten and can cause a hassle that’s otherwise easily avoided. Once you’re certain of the move-out date, get in contact with your utility companies and let them know. There’s nothing worse than moving into a beautiful new home without water or power.

(3) Know your new area

Moving anywhere new can be particularly daunting. Especially when you don’t know many people and have to re-establish your routine. Before moving, if possible, get to know your new area, including where the shops are, the essential services, the hospital. By doing this, not only will it make you feel that little bit more comfortable, but that morning you inevitably run out of milk, you’ll know exactly where to go.

(4) Think about the level of assistance needed by Eastern Suburbs Removals

Depending on how busy you are, you might not even have time to pack for yourself. This is okay, we can do it for you. We can pack and unpack if so desired, making it easier for you and giving you that extra bit of choice and flexibility with your removal plans.

(5) Ensure you’re ready to say goodbye

Change is never easy; that’s why it’s often so beneficial. However, there are a few steps you can take to make moving out that little bit easier for all involved. One such method is envisaging yourself in your new location and thinking about what it is you’re looking forward to. This will ensure you don’t get too hung up on what you’re leaving behind but rather focused on what’s ahead. That way, saying goodbye, although still bittersweet, will be a positive, rather than negative experience.