Keys to a Successful Move

A successful move is possible, especially if you plan accordingly and pay attention to organization, measurements and a few other things...
Keys to a Successful Move

Last update: 13 February, 2021

If you’re about to move house and all you can think about is the chaos involved in transporting all your things from one place to another, you definitely need to read about our keys to a successful move.

You’ll see that with a little organization and a lot of patience, everything will go smoothly. And as a bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to rid yourself of the things you no longer want in your life.

You can move successfully

Showing off your new home with all its energy and happiness is an achievable goal. To manage this, just follow our step by step guide, which includes the best tips for organization and decoration. This way you can face this new challenge knowing that everything’s under control.

It’s said that moving house is one of the most stressful events in life; in addition to the logistics and organization involved, your emotions also go through a lot of upheaval. According to psychologist Marcelo Ceberio,  The house is an important touchstone in life. In childhood, it cares for us, gives us affection, and protects us. And during adulthood, it affirms us and gives us security, it ties us to a place and gives us stability”.

So pay attention to these tips. If you follow them you’ll see that, although you can’t avoid the hard work, anxiety and tension can be kept to a minimum.

How to plan a successful move

A girl moving house.

Taking measurements – one of the keys to a successful move

Don’t just guess your measurements. Be rigorous and take proper measurements of each area before beginning the move. Check that the fridge fits into the gap available, that the sofa doesn’t rub against the door, and that the curtains you’ve had made are the right size.

And if you’re moving to an apartment don’t forget to take measurements of the common areas of the building: the corridors, the entrance door, the width of the stairs, the elevator, etc. This is the best way to ensure that there are no problems on D-day.

Take care of details

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. In other words, take care of all those little details you want to fix before you start unpacking and setting up your furniture. If there’s a small scratch on the floor you want to restore, do it.

Everybody knows that laziness can easily take over after the initial enthusiasm fades; once you put all the furnishings in place, you’ll probably forget about those small improvements you had in mind and they’ll stay like that forever.

Movers unpacking their van.

Don’t put off the planning

You should be prudent and pack at least a week before you move; otherwise, stress can build up. Leave the day before the move free for final adjustments and any unforeseen events that may arise. If you’re hiring movers, you’ll be able to give them precise instructions if you’re clear-headed and unhurried.

On the other hand, remember that you don’t have to have the house ready in a week. Take it easy. In fact, it’s much easier to plan the layout of the furnishings, the style, the lighting, and colors once you’re in your new home. Try putting your ideas down on paper and once you’re moved in you can see if they work in practice.

An inventory is a must for a successful move

Mark each box with a number and make a list of everything in that box. This is the only way to avoid losing things along the way and is one of the keys to a successful move. When you need something, you’ll know where to find it.

Also, when you arrive at your new home, make a note of everything that’s in poor condition, or that needs repairing. This is essential if it’s a rental property.

With some practical organizational tips and a little foresight, you can carry out that successful move you’ve always dreamed of. Try not to rush or improvise.