Make the Move Interstate Easy with These 5 Tips
You know the saying: New year, new you. January often brings changes -whether they’re small lifestyle adjustments or big shifts, like moving interstate. If you’re in the middle of planning a relocation, take a step back for a moment and go through these tips.
A big move doesn’t have to be stressful and disorganised. Save all your energy for managing the emotions that come with leaving your home for another. Here are five things to make your move easier.
Get moving on these tips
- First, de-clutter
Group your stuff into ‘things you’ll take’ and ‘things you’ll leave.’ Don’t go packing all the items you’re not even sure you’ll use. This is a great opportunity to throw out, give away or donate things you haven’t used in months. The less you have, the less you need to move.
- Scope out your new suburb
Before you move, do some research on your new area. Use Google Maps to ‘pin’ the nearest post office, supermarket, petrol station and gym. This saves you having to look for them when you’re busy trying to unpack and settle in. All you need to know now is the basics- you can take your time to thoroughly explore the area once you’re all settled in.
- Set up the new utilities (and cancel the old)
List all the utility contracts you have, including electricity, water, internet and data, and contact each provider. Talk to them about how you can move their services over to your new property. If you’re not happy with them, use this time to research other companies.
- Keep the essentials close by
Make sure you have a bag on hand with all the essentials you’ll need in the first day or two (as well as the important items like passports, birth certificates, and photos).
- Plan (actionable) ways to stay in touch
Moving interstate uproots you. It can feel like you’re somewhere in between old and new. Make a plan to invest time each week into phone calls/emails with loved ones, as well as schedule trips ‘home’ every few months, if possible. This will help you stay connected with both the people and place you’re from.
We help people move from Adelaide to Melbourne, and vice versa. Use our guys to take care of the big stuff, and avoid the hassle of trying to do it all yourself. Moving house is one thing but going interstate, well, that takes a little bit more planning. Let us be there for you.
Ask us for a quote… so you can focus on staying excited about the new experiences, not stressed about the move itself.