Your first move is something you never forget. It’s like having your first kiss, owning your first car and going on your first holiday independently. If this is your first time moving, you’re probably feeling excited, nervous, and possibly a little flustered. After all, it’s something you’ve never done before and it’s important to get it done right. Don’t stress if you’re moving for the first time and you don’t know where to start. In this post, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about preparing for your first move.
Make a list
It all starts with a list. Think about why you’re moving. Is it for study? For a job? For a partner? For more independence? The reason you’re moving will influence what you need to take. For example, if you’re moving for a job in a different city, you might need to take more stuff than if you were moving across the street from your parents’ house… and even if you are moving across the street from them, don’t expect to be using their washing machine three times a week!
Buy things that you need
If it’s your first time moving, you probably don’t have everything that you need to live independently, in a share-house or with a partner. Discuss with your future housemate/s about what you’re all going to bring, or make a list of the essentials if you’re moving out by yourself. This could include appliances, furniture, washer and dryer, etc. If you’re trying to save a buck, have a look on online second-hand marketplaces! There are often some great deals on there.
Get rid of what you don’t need
A key tip for moving for the first time is to get rid of things you don’t necessarily need. Don’t worry: we’re not about to go on some minimalist rant about how happiness is achieved through sleeping on a mattress on the floor and not having a TV… we’re not psychos. But there might be a few things that you don’t need to bring, like your wardrobe if your new place has built-in robes.
Hire a mover who understands your needs
What’s the biggest tip we can give you? Hire a fantastic moving company who are patient, informative and helpful for people making their very first move. There’s nothing worse than having no idea how to organise a move, and having nobody to guide you through it. At New Zealand Movers, they live for helping newbies on their moving journey!
New Zealand Movers pride themselves on offering expert help and competitive prices for first-time movers. They’ll get your stuff from A to B reliably and affordably, giving you a great start for your new, independent life! Get in touch with the friendly team at New Zealand Movers today.