5 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Posted: 2015-02-25

So you have built a new D.R. Gordon Building Home and you are almost ready to move in!

It’s all wonderful and exciting until you start to think about how much you have to organise!

I have just recently moved house and I have to say it is one of the most unpleasant things to do in life. As exciting as the new home bit is, you still have to endure the packing and moving part 1st. I’ve found 5 moving tips that will make your life so much easier;

Stay organised

Staying organised can't be emphasised enough when it comes to important moving tips for relocating.

There is no amount of planning that can prepare you for unexpected issues that arise on your moving day, but you can prepare for a comfortable move by packing and organising your belongings in advance.

Also, scheduling your moving truck two weeks prior to your move and planning where your furniture will go in your new home. Bribing family members with promises of food and beer to help on the day is also very handy.

Gather packing supplies far in advance

There's nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute for boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape to pack up the last of your belongings.

One of the most important moving tips to remember, is to gather new or used boxes, bubble wrap or butcher paper, packing tape, and a permanent marker weeks before your moving date. I also used the 1,000,000 grocery bags I had in the bottom of my pantry to wrap breakables and use as padding. Worked a treat!

Label boxes

Don’t forget to label the boxes as you pack. Nothing worse than trying to find that one item and having to open 20 boxes to get there. Also comes in handy when dropping the boxes off at the new premises, into the correct rooms to limit the need to shift them all over again.

Prepare for the 1st night in the home

The 1st night in your new home you will be tired beyond belief. You will be sore in places you can’t imagine and delirious with hunger and fatigue. Keep a few items handy with you for a simple dinner or better still get familiar with your local pub and shout yourself a counter meal (that’s what we did!). Don’t forget you don’t need to set up everything at once. The odds are that you will spend all day and evening moving and unpacking, yet you definitely won't be settled in completely by the time you're ready to hit the hay. Get the essentials set up like your bed and bathroom essentials for a hot shower and work through the rest room by room in the next coming days.

Have a therapist handy!

AKA Friend or Family to help with the move or at least be a support buddies when you have minor stress outs along the way. Never underestimate the power of a good hug!


Obviously the plus side is you moving into your beautiful new home, so when you are in the thick of the clutter and chaos remember to take a few deep breaths and slow down.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates

Good luck!!



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