Buyers Guide Buyers Guide - Page 24

05 Buying

Pre-move On the day

Throw away , recycle or donate all your unwanted items in advance . You ’ ll be amazed at how much easier it will be to pack ( and unpack ) when you ’ re not taking all that junk with you .
Book the removalists and boxes in advance . Once this is done , you have a schedule to work towards and your move is imminent .
Make a note of all the mail you get and gradually change your address with all your received mail .
Clear your schedule for at least a couple of days . If you are moving mid-week , book days off work .
Pack and label your boxes by room . Resist the temptation to pack similar items together from different rooms .
Have plenty of stationery equipment - you can never have enough tape , scissors and black markers for moving .
Finish packing your boxes before the removalists arrive .
Have plenty of water and snacks throughout the day . Staying hydrated and energised is essential on moving day . It ’ s also a good idea to keep some cash handy for unexpected items like taxis and pizza .
Pack a box or suitcase of items you ’ ll need for the first night . You don ’ t want to be trawling through your boxes looking for your PJs and toothbrush .

Post-move

Organise the collection of used boxes , either back to the box company or to be recycled .
Book the cleaner for the day after moving , rather than on the day to give yourself more time to clear everything out .
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