susieq wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:10 am
The one piece of advice that I got given years ago and which I've followed with every move since is to have a separate box packed with kettle, tea bags/coffee, milk, mugs and biscuits. Then make sure its the last thing you take out of the old house and the first thing you take into the new one !
Plus I found it essential to label each box with it's contents and which room it is to go into. Makes it much easier for anyone who is helping you with the move, especially if you also label the door if each room - I.e. bedroom / sitting room etc. Saves them having to keep asking you !
And don't try and unpack/arrange everything in one go - take your time; moving house is tiring work.
Good Luck with the move when it happens
Some splendid ideas here. And for the benefit of anyone planning a move, may I add a little?
When we last moved, the last thing on the van (possibly even after the box of light refreshment requisites) was the fridge-freezer. It was therefore first off and into the new house, and plugged in straight away. Hence there was no need to empty and defrost it. This of course only works for local moves.
As well as labelling boxes, also label furniture with its intended room. Before the move, we took measurements of the new house and produced scale drawings of the rooms and where the furniture would be placed. The removal firm greatly appreciated this; it made their job easier and they liked the feeling that they were setting up our new home rather than just moving things.
Yes, don't expect to pack everything at once; it takes a few days. We usually start with the bedrooms; get the beds made up; you'll be tired at the end of the day. Then the kitchen, though we make good use of take-away meals if there is any delay in getting it established.