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Top tips for a smooth moving day

By Kevin Kelly

Congrats – you've just bought a house in Bunbury! But now you've filled out all the paperwork, there's even more you have to organise – how are you going to move all your belongings? It can be stressful packing up and moving place, but luckily, there are a few hacks to make the big day go as smoothly as possible:

1) It's all about the planning

From packing your valuables away safely to sorting out gas and electricity for the new place, when you move house it feels like there's a million little things to take care of. That's why it's worth starting to plan as early as possible. Write a list of all the tasks you need to do, including all the furniture that's coming with you, and then you can slowly tick away as you complete each item.

When it comes to the actual moving day itself, it's a good idea to write down a timetable of when movers and utilities people are due to arrive, what time you'll be going and when deliveries are going to get there. 

You might also want to consider letting the neighbours know you're moving, so that you can work out where to park any big moving trucks to cause the least disruption.

2) Get your friends involved

While you'll want to hire a highly rated moving company to help get your furniture and belongings across to your new house, it's a good idea to get your friends involved with the smaller tasks.

For example, if possible it's best to have someone at both houses for the whole day. With people coming and going all the time, it's easy for things to go missing or even get stolen, and having someone at both properties will help to stop this happening, as well as keep everything organised if there are any hold-ups.

Likewise, you should leave any pets you own at a friend's house. They can often find it stressful with all the to-ing and fro-ing, and you don't want to accidentally trip over a cat and drop your carefully packed boxes. 

3) Choose your movers wisely

When you hire a moving company, you're trusting them with your most prized possessions. So you want to be sure they're up to standard. If you know any friends or family who've moved recently, ask them what company they used, and make sure you look at reviews to ensure you're hiring the best. 

For more information about buying or selling in Bunbury, contact the Ray White team today.

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