Close
map here
All Regions
All Regions
Wellington
All Districts
All Suburbs
All
Sale
Lease
Property Type
All Property Types
Property Type 1
Property Type 2
Property Type 3
Price Min
Price Min
$0
$25,000
$50,000
$100,000
$150,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000
$600,000
$700,000
$800,000
$900,000
$1M
$1.2M
$1.4M
$1.6M
$1.8M
$2M
$2.5M
$3.5M
$5M
$7.5M
$10M
Price Max
Price Max
$0
$25,000
$50,000
$100,000
$150,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
$500,000
$600,000
$700,000
$800,000
$900,000
$1M
$1.2M
$1.4M
$1.6M
$1.8M
$2M
$2.5M
$3.5M
$5M
$7.5M
$10M
$10M +
Bed
Bed
1 Bed
2 Beds
3 Beds
4 Beds
5 Beds
6 Beds
Bath
Bath
1 Bath
2 Baths
3 Baths
4 Baths
5 Baths
6 Baths
Car
Car
1 Car
2 Cars
3 Cars
4 Cars
5 Cars
6 Cars
Floor M² Min
Floor M² Min
0m²
50m²
100m²
150m²
200m²
250m²
300m²
350m²
400m²
500m²
750m²
1,000m²
2,000m²
5,000m²
7,500m²
10,000m²
Floor M² Max
Floor M² Max
0m²
50m²
100m²
150m²
200m²
250m²
300m²
350m²
400m²
500m²
750m²
1,000m²
2,000m²
5,000m²
7,500m²
10,000m²
10,000m² +
Land Min
Land Min
0m²
100m²
200m²
300m²
500m²
750m²
1,000m²
2,000m²
5,000m²
Land Max
Land Max
0m²
100m²
200m²
300m²
500m²
750m²
1,000m²
2,000m²
5,000m²
5,000m² +
Price Method
Price Method
Auctions
Tenders
Open Homes
MAP VIEW CLOSE MAP
REFRESH MAP
ADVANCE
SEARCH
Save Search
Save as Alert
Clear Search
ENTRY SEARCH

Summer Moving Tips

Source: www.realtor.com
11 December 2012

How to prepare for a seamless transition.

If you're moving this summer, the busiest season for moving, you know how daunting it can be. But if you create a blueprint for your move, the transition from house to house will go more smoothly.
Here are a few things you can do to prepare for a seamless transition.

1. Full serve, partial serve or a do-it-yourself move. Can you do it alone or should you hire a licensed moving company for a full-service or partial-service move? This is one of the first and often most difficult questions soon-to-be moving households face. The answer depends on your lifestyle, household size, budget and amount of time you have to get everything accomplished. Get written quotes from at least three licensed moving companies so you know you’re getting the best deal based on your specific moving needs. Moving yourself or doing a partial-service move? Packing calculators can make it easier to estimate the amount of boxes and packing materials needed.

2. Plan to unpack BEFORE you pack. Take photos of each room in the new home before you arrive with furniture, plants, appliances and family in tow. Write down on a clip board where each item should go in your next home before packing, and carry it with you on moving day. List out the major items that need to be assembled first. As you place each item in its new room, cross it off the list and you will be one step closer to enjoying your new home.

3. Be strategic about packing. If you have more than a month to ‘pick up and move’, start early. Whether it’s one room, one cabinet or a drawer at a time, weed through what may be years of accumulation. As you’re going through your belongings, divide everything into these helpful categories: donate to charity, give to a friend, recycle, trash, pack now, or keep handy until moving day. You’ll be surprised at how much you can donate, recycle or give to friends. And, you’ll not be overwhelmed with the task at hand three days before you move.

4. Moving is NOT child’s play. Plan ahead. Consider daycare on moving day, or get help from a friend or family member. Provide lunch or some other appropriate thank you gesture if you do call in a favor. If that’s not an option, prioritize setting up safe places for your children to play in the new home on moving day so they’re not underfoot. This will help everyone remain happy and calm on moving day.

5. Don’t fight with Fido. Sometimes we forget that all the packing and constant in-and-out of visitors is stressful for animals. Consider checking your pet into a daycare facility, or setting up a time for a friend to take them or check them into petday care. Don’t let your four-legged best friends get lost in the shuffle and remember to make day-of moving arrangements.

6. Keep track of small parts. Some items need to be broken down into pieces when moving, but do you know what to do with the small screws and washers that you end up with? Rather than tape them to the furniture, which can result in losing them, put everything in a bag that is clearly marked and sealed. Keep all of the separate bags together in one box on moving day and personally take it with you to your new home.

7. Take pictures of electronic hook-ups. Hooking up TVs, DVRs, home theater systems and computers can be challenging. Before unplugging any wires for the move, take a photo of the connections, print them out and label them in detail. This will create fewer headaches when setting up technology in the new home. Keep track of all loose wires using bags or boxes that are clearly labeled, and personally carry these easy-to-lose items on moving day.

8. Packing cleaning products and toxins. Products such as detergents, pesticides and paint are heavy and unwieldy to pack. Dispose of as many as possible before the move in an eco-friendly way. Call your city’s waste disposal department for guidance on proper disposal. For items that must be transported, pack them in a small box within a larger box for protection against leaks. Don’t overstuff boxes with these items! Consider marking these boxes in a different color, and seal them extra tight. Keep them separate from the rest of the boxes, particularly if you have kids and pets.

9. Consider getting full value insurance protection. If using a professional mover, it may cost a few dollars extra, but it provides peace of mind and eliminates later annoyances. Investing in full value protection means any lost or damaged articles will be repaired or replaced, or a cash settlement will be made.