Moving Out? Here Are 5 Tips to Make It Easier

Planning to move out of the family home for the first time? Whether you’re heading off to university or have secured a long-term place of your own, the process of moving out for the first time can seem incredibly daunting. If you’re a little scared about the whole thing, don’t worry – you’re not alone!

Often, though, the things we’re afraid of are never quite as bad as they seem. It’s the same story with moving out: as frightening as it might be at first, if you’re organised and methodical, you’ll be just fine. And once you’re settled in, it won’t be long before you get to enjoy all the benefits of independent living. You’ll be able to make the place your own, for starters.

We’ve put together a list of five top tips to help make moving out that much easier. Stick to the advice detailed below and you should be settling into your new place in no time.

Only move what you need to

This applies to any house move: there’s no point moving items that you’re not going to want or use. So, before you book a removal company or start packing, have a clearout and get rid of anything you no longer want or need. It’ll make the whole process of moving house so much easier.

Plan your moving day

It’s never too early to start planning your moving day. Once you’ve secured your home, start looking into your options and getting quotes. This will help you budget and give you an idea of what to expect when moving day rolls around. As soon as you have a date, you’ll then be able to get in touch with your chosen company to get the removal service booked.

Make a to-do list

It’s worth making a comprehensive to-do list of essential tasks to do before and after you move in – things like setting up utility bills, buying essential appliances and utensils and setting up mail forwarding, for instance.

Label everything

When you’re packing, be methodical. Place similar items in boxes together and label each one so you know exactly what’s inside. It helps to write a room on each box too, so you (or your removal team) will know where to put it in your new home.

Move items in gradually

Moving day is stressful in part due to the sheer volume of items that need to be transported. There’s a lot to keep track of, and it’s easy for items to get forgotten about – especially if you’re moving everything yourself. To make life easier, consider using our storage units in Peterborough to keep certain items temporarily, allowing you to move your belongings into your new home gradually.