Preparing to move into a new home probably makes you think of filling up boxes and getting furniture out of the house. But while this isn’t inaccurate, it’s only half the story — you need to think about moving items into your new home as well.
Prepping your new home for the arrival of ‘stuff’ is arguably the most gruelling part of moving. Beyond the physical labour aspect of picking up and shifting boxes, you also need to consider cleaning, repairs and placement.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the requirements of preparing your home for move-in day. Thankfully, this guide provides a helpful step-by-step process to prepare your property for your belongings.
Looking for a team to help you move and place your belongings? We also explain how No Limits Removalists can assist on moving day and beyond.
Now, let’s dive into everything you need to know about preparing your new home for the arrival of your personal belongings.
8 steps to prepare your new home for your personal belongings
Your new home is a blank slate just waiting to be personalised.
Be sure you have all your ducks in a row with these eight steps for a move-in ready house.
1. Clean and declutter
The cleaning and decluttering process applies to two different processes: culling your personal belongings and cleaning the inside of your new house.
Before you even consider packing your first box, consider getting rid of unwanted items first. You may want to sort items into specific separate categories, like goods for donations, consignments or the bin.
Can’t find it in you to get rid of certain items? You can look into long-term storage instead. The pros at No Limit Removalists can help you pack items for secure storage so you don’t need to give up the stuff you love.
Next, consider ways to clean out your new house before moving anything inside. Your new home is probably somewhat clean, but it’s certainly not completely move-in ready — which is why we recommend dusting, sweeping and mopping to get rid of dirt and unwanted grime.
2. Inspect and address repairs
Sellers must inform you of serious damage before buying your new home, but they may not notice everything needing repair or maintenance. That’s one of the reasons why you should inspect your property for damage before moving any personal belongings inside.
Working with professional home removalists can help you quickly identify areas of damage and create a priority list for repairs. For example, if you notice issues with the paint or find unwanted holes in the wall, you can work with professionals to address the issue before moving items into their rightful place.
You may also want to consider utilising a removalist company that offers additional handyman services. Not only can you move your items quickly, safely and stress-free, but you can also address problems in your new home before settling on a layout.
3. Arrange furniture placement
The way your furniture sits in the home can add a lot of character to your space. However, arranging heavy items like beds and dining room tables can take a lot of effort after the moving company has left.
It’s a good idea to plan the placement of your furniture well in advance. You can also work with a home removalist to assist with furniture layout planning based on your preferences and room dimensions.
The team at No Limits Removalists would be happy to handle the heavy lifting on your behalf. Since we can pick up and place furniture during our date of service, you never have to worry about finding an extra pair of hands.
4. Set up essential utilities
You want to be comfortable when your items reach home, so turning on essential utilities should be your first order of business.
First, contact utility companies (if you haven’t already) and request turning on your:
Next, find a home removalist who can coordinate with utility providers and ensure a seamless transition between your old and new home. The pros at No Limits Removalists can help you handle the logistics of utility transfers by delivering your items on a specific date and time.
5. Install necessary safety measures
Did your new home come with everything you need to protect yourself and your belongings? If you don’t see any smoke detectors or carbon monoxide alarms in your house, you may need to contact a professional to install these tools immediately.
The right home removalist can indirectly help with the installation of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and security systems. Experienced movers like No Limits Removalists have an extensive network of vetted professionals, which means they can recommend professionals in Australia’s biggest cities to help with your installation process.
6. Prepare storage solutions
If you choose to keep some of your items in temporary storage, you need to determine an organisation system to keep tabs on your personal belongings.
You may want to:
- Clean belongings before committing them to storage.
- Pack themed items in specific containers or bags.
- Separate items into ‘long-term’ and ‘short-term storage’.
A home removalist can provide warehousing and storage solutions at any stage of your moving process. At No Limits Removalists, we can wrap up your belongings, pack them in state-of-the-art storage containers and secure them in airtight compounds with 24/7 security monitoring.
7. Clean and prepare appliances
Whether you’re moving personal appliances or getting them conveyed during purchase, you need to know the right way to clean them so they’re ready for your next chapter of life.
This process largely depends on the type of appliance in question:
- Refrigerators need to be scrubbed out and aerated before use.
- Dishwashers may need a hot vinegar cycle to purify moving parts.
- Ovens may need a cleaning cycle plus dish soap and baking soda.
- Washers and dryers may need a ‘throwaway’ cycle to prevent mould spots from affecting your clothes.
Remember: No Limits Removalists is always available to help transport appliances during a move.
8. Make your home feel welcoming
You’ve decluttered, scrubbed, patched and installed all the essentials in your new home. All that’s left is to add personal touches with decorations, ornaments and other homey items.
Home removalists from No Limits Removalists can help you effortlessly transport decorative items from one location to the next. Whether you’re gearing up for a major move or prepping for a local relocation, our team of trained professionals can help.
Contact No Limits Removalists for a fast and efficient move
Preparing a new home for the arrival of your belongings is certainly no easy task. However, following the steps above can help you streamline the process and reduce unnecessary stress.
If you’re looking for an effective house to home removalist to support your upcoming transition, don’t hesitate to contact the pros at No Limits Removalists. We’re passionate about helping customers move on their own terms, providing the muscle, means and transportation needed to make their house a home.
Experience the convenience of No Limits Removalists during your next local, interstate or commercial move. Contact our team today to speak with a professional and get a complimentary estimate for our work.