Organized moving tips

Do you have to move house and feel overwhelmed? Moving house takes a lot of time and effort, but remember that moving house should be a source of joy and excitement, not stress.

When it comes to moving house, there is a long list of chores to consider, such as dismantling and assembling furniture and packing all the belongings. Don’t get overwhelmed, we explain how to organise a move to another home step by step.

The key to success is good planning. Whether you want to take care of everything yourself or you prefer to hire a company specializing in removals, the first step is to plan in detail all the aspects involved in moving house.

You should know how many removal boxes you need, how much the move is going to cost and how you are going to handle the transportation of your belongings.

It is important to take into account the space you have in your new home. If it is bigger than the old house, if it has more rooms and their distribution. Gilmar Off Plan’s exclusive properties have large spaces in which where to place your belongings and furniture will not be a concern.

Steps on how to organise a move to another house

Mujer prepara las cajas de la mudanza

It’s time to get everything ready to move. It’s time to get organised. To do this, you have to count all the things you are going to move and clear out the unusable things. New house, new life, so take the opportunity to get rid of everything you no longer use.

Prepare the material you will need for packing: moving boxes, bubble wrap, adhesive tape, wrapping paper, scissors, stickers and markers.

Take an inventory

An inventory is the best way to control and keep track of all your belongings. Don’t just pack for the sake of it. Whether you hire a removal company or do it yourself, the important thing is to dedicate time to packing, make a list of what is going to be transported and where it will be stored.

Once you get to your new home, you’ll be grateful.

Space planning

One way to organise the collection is to plan it by room. You can choose a different colour for the labels on the boxes in each room (red for the living room, yellow for the kitchen). This way it will be easier to place each box in its new room.

Be careful with fragile pieces and those with a high sentimental value. Here the use of bubble wrap is essential. Whether or not you hire a removal company to carry out the removal, it is advisable to transport the items of high economic or sentimental value yourself.

Choose your moving boxes wisely

Cajas de mudanza apiladas

Although you can use different containers for packing, use sturdy cardboard boxes of similar sizes so that you can stack them easily. Remember to identify them with the colour of the room to which the stored items belong. Fill them so that they do not exceed 20 kilos to make them easier to transport.

For larger items such as pillows, cushions or duvets, you can use large bags or store them in the empty drawers of furniture such as chests of drawers. If you have to transport rugs, it is important to roll them up so that they do not lose their shape. Never fold them.

The same applies to mattresses. Make sure they are not deformed when moving them from one home to another. The best option is to transport them in spacious vehicles in which their safety is guaranteed.

It is always a good idea to be able to enter your new home beforehand to see where to place the furniture and other belongings. If you are looking for space, Gilmar Off Plan’s exclusive homes are your option.

Things to consider when moving house

If you have decided to hire a removal company, ask for several quotes to compare prices. This way you can choose the option that suits you best.
It is also important to find out if you need to apply for a licence.

In some localities a permit is required to reserve space for the removal lorries to park or to place a crane if you are moving to a high floor and the furniture cannot be carried up the stairs or in the lift.

You must not forget such essential elements as registering the water, electricity and gas supplies. It usually takes a few days for this to become feasible, so contact the companies a few weeks before the move is due to take place.

Now you know all the steps to follow so that organising a move to another home doesn’t cause you any extra headaches and stress. But, do you already have the right home? At Gilmar Off Plan we have a wide range of exclusive properties so that all you have to worry about is enjoying the home of your dreams. Contact us!

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