The Ultimate Moving Bible
There is no denying that our Boss lady Director, Justine Wilson, has developed some serious moving skills by now. Having moved 7 times in the last 8 years, Justine is an absolute pro when it comes to packing those boxes and taking the moving leap!
But of course, she doesn’t want her endless moving knowledge to go to waste. So here we are, giving you Justine’s top tips on moving in the form of her Moving Bible. Grab a cuppa, sit back, and let’s get preaching!
A week in the life of a Vaultster is full of packing, loading, and unpacking, for up to 14 installs a week. Not only does this make Justine’s moving history seem more doable, but it also highlights the expertise each Vaultster has when it comes to bringing your properties full potential to life. Practice makes perfect, right? Here are 6 tips from Justine of how to make moving a breeze
1. Decluttering: If you haven’t looked at it in a year, it’s no longer essential.
No, you really don’t need 6 frying pans. Before your moving day dawns, Justine suggests getting rid of those unnecessary items. If they’re in good shape, why not pop them onto Gumtree, or ask friends and family if they want some free items. Make sure to list them with a pick up only request, to lessen the stress moving toward the big day.
For more on this important step, why not check out Justine’s favourite read on the art of de-cluttering: Marie Kondo’s “The life-changing magic of tidying up.
2. Plan Ahead: Prevent overcrowding and save costs with removalists who charge by the hour.
Pre-planning the furniture in your new home is a very important step that is often overlooked. Not only will this get you excited for your new space, but it will also save the movers double handling items and crowding rooms with furniture. How do you approach this? Do a walk through with the movers before they start unloading. Once you have a plan in your head, why not sketch up a basic floor map and roughly draw the furniture where you want it to go? Once that step is completed, label each piece with the room location. This might sound like overkill, but when it comes to moving you can never be too organised. Trust us, we know!
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3. Label everything: Yes, we mean everything!
This might seem like a no-brainer. Justine’s favourite suggestion when it comes to moving is to label each box with the room it’s going into, and whether the item is essential, or not so urgent.
Moving boxes can be expensive, Justine recommends purchasing recycled boxes to reduce costs. Write on the packing tape and not the boxes material, to give you a opportunity to return them after the move, and even get some return on your investment.
4. Call in the troops! Friends, family, wine. They’re all here to help you through this busy moving time.
It is undeniable that your move will feel less stressful if you enlist your friends and family to help you pack. Make a night out of it! Order that pizza, pour some wine, and get the music pumping to create a fun vibe to work with. Before you know it, the job will be done. And you have shared a few laughs along the way – sounds good to us!
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5. Hire the professionals: The Vaultsters are only a phone call away.
Justine’s Vaultster team are experts in this field of work, highly trained and always looking to have fun along the way. Although you might save costs trying to make the move yourself, you could be putting yourself at risk if you are unsure of how to handle furniture property. This could result in causing damage to the property, or to yourself – two things we don’t want to happen.
Briefing your removalists is a great tip; let us know about stairwells, parking constraints, or road clearway times to create a smoother transition on the day. Justine recommends using grace to assist you with be aware of things that could slow us down.
6. Pack the essentials: We want you to be comfortable.
A final tip from our Boss lady Justine, is to make sure you pack your essentials. Treat the day like an overnight stay and pack a small bag of essential items, including a towel, toiletry bag, phone charger, a change of clothes, and some snacks. Ensure you have plenty of water, and it’s always a nice gesture to ensure your removalists are kept hydrated too. Although you may not get everything you want set up in the one day, knowing you have your essentials set aside will definitely take the pressure off.
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