Articles - New Homes

Seven top tips for moving into your new home

30th March 2017

Your new home is finally ready and you’ve just been handed the keys. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to move everything in. This can be one of the most exciting times in your life… but also one of the most stressful. Fortunately, those with the know-how are here to lend a helping hand.

“It’s a good idea to pack the items you will need to help you set up all the furniture and appliances in your new home.”



Gather the most important items

First things first. Gather the most important items that you will need to use immediately. Think of items like the toaster, kettle, tea and coffee, phone chargers, laptops, school supplies, pet stuff, medications, bathroom necessities, and snacks. It’s always handy to have some tools, spare light globes and garbage bags for immediate maintenance or cleaning up. Place these items into one box where you can get to them quickly and easily.   

Pack essential furniture and appliances

It is a good idea to pack the items you will need to help set up your furniture and appliances. Things like remote controls, legs for beds and couches, shelving supports, and any assembly instructions. This will save you time and energy when it’s time to set up.

Get help

Hiring professionals to help you pack can save you heaps of time and stress. They know what they’re doing and should be able to work efficiently. If possible, avoid booking a removalist for the weekend because it can be very pricey. Check out options for different week days and times to find the best deal.

Measure twice, move once. Or something like that. Measure your new home, look for trouble spots and make sure you can get your furniture in.

Check the fit

Before moving everything to the new property, it’s a good idea to measure the entrance, doorways and hallways, and all large furniture to make sure you can get them inside. It is also important to work out challenging areas  like stairs, hallway corners and tight spaces and find the best way to approach them. 

Find a parking spot

You want to get all furniture, appliances, and boxes into your home in the most efficient way possible. So, when moving into a built up area make sure there will be room to park the moving van. Make sure the van will be parked in an authorised spot, not blocking anyone else's driveway, the road, or obstructing traffic.

Be alert

As the home owner, make sure that you are present and ready to oversee the action on moving day. Removalists will do their best to follow the plan you have set in place, but it is important you are available to keep them on track and clear up any confusion about where to place the furniture. This will save you the time and effort of moving big items around when the big strong moving men have gone.

Enjoy your new home

Moving can be stressful, but it’s all worthwhile when you finally sit down in your new home and start to enjoy it. Once you feel settled in, introduce yourself to your new neighbours and start creating new relationships and memories.

Hopefully these tips will make the move feel like an easy task. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy the process and your new home!