Have you just found a new home and are struggling with the move? Chances are, you are not alone. A study from Budget Direct found that 79% of Australians find moving to be a stressful experience.
We understand not everyone can afford professional movers or are able to use a moving company, therefore, the moving process can be extremely stressful and time-consuming. From connecting your utilities to lining up the perfect tunes, many things need to be organized for your moving day.
Luckily, MyConnect, a utility connection service with a library of resources and experience helping countless families on their moving journey, are here to help make your next move seamless.
Scroll through to find our top five moving tips.
5. Have the right equipment.
We aren’t just talking about moving boxes, bubble wrap for your breakables, or your standard packing supplies, we mean ensuring that you have the correct tools for a successful day, starting with the perfect set of wheels.
Deciding on the perfect moving truck can be a tough and expensive decision, especially with the large array of websites and rental services available. We recommend that you always hire a truck with a lift for those heavy items, especially when you are required to travel a long distance. Having access to a lift streamlines getting your furniture on its way to its new home and saves you from the sprains and strains of intensive lifting.
Dont know where to get a truck?
MyConnect’s partnership with Europcar gives you a 10% discount across their range. If Europcar isn’t the right fit for you, there are also free online services that will compare some of Australia’s leading rental providers to help you find the best option at your ideal price point.
4. Downsize, Downsize, Downsize.
We have all been inspired by Marie Kondo and The Home Edit to organize our homes. Moving out is the perfect time to act on this and start to disassemble some of your built-up clutter. As you sort through your items, remember to organise them into three piles: Keep, sell, and donate.
Ensuring that you declutter before moving day makes the process a whole lot easier. Now, you have reduced the amount you have to pack and unpack, and saved time finding places for all your things when you arrive at your new house.
Remember, if it doesn’t spark joy let it go!
Pro Packing Tips
We understand that packing up some of these items can be tough. If you don’t want to donate something that you love or a piece of furniture that just won’t fit, you can always gift it to a family member, so you know it is in safe hands. A great way to get rid of larger furniture items!
3. Listen to our Spotify playlist
For many movers, it is so easy to get stuck on the practical side of moving house. However, it is equally important to have fun, maintain your stress levels, and enjoy your day.
A new study has found that music is more effective at increasing productivity than coffee and is a proven method of stress reduction. Luckily, we have put together a curated Spotify playlist to keep everyone cool, calm, and collected. (Watch out for fragile items as you bust a move)
2. Use a Moving Checklist (or DIY your own)
A moving checklist and packing list helps to keep your move as easy and organised as possible.
MyConnect’s moving checklist outlines a four-week process, from collecting cardboard boxes to ensuring you have your toiletries, linens, hangers, and a change of clothes organized for your first night. We recommend utilising the empty space to personalise the checklist or leave notes throughout different stages of the moving process.
Our moving checklist is available on our website or by clicking ‘Moving checklist’ below.
1. Get MyConnect’d
This has got to be one of our best moving hacks. We don’t mean to toot our own horn, but we know the last thing you want to worry about is the hassle of utility connection.
In one call, MyConnect can organise the connection of your gas, internet, electricity, pay tv, water, and more. Meaning that you don’t need to worry about having a hot shower or the lights turning on the very first night in your new home.
Simply, give us a call on 1300 854 478 or click ‘Get connected’ below to be one step closer to a stress-free move