In order to keep the work load light and not have everything to do at the last minute, order boxes and other supplies in advance. It doesn’t matter if you have boxes laid out all over the house. Place them around, and the items that you are not going to need now, start packing them, so that you can get ahead. As the boxes are filled, be sure to mark the tops or sides with the room name and a brief description of the items inside. By keeping all the same room items together, you will have a much easier time when unpacking in your new home. If you mix and match from several rooms, there are too many steps involved in arranging your possessions at the other end of the trip.
Any tasks that can be done online at home, use this feature to save yourself time and the wear and tear on your body. You already have enough anxiety from arranging your move, that you do not need to add other issues to the mix. The post office has an online feature, for example, to change your mailing address and forward mail to the new home. You might even be able to make your appointments for utilities online, too.
If you have pets, think about how they are going to get to the new home, and where they will stay if there is a delay when moving in. Purchase the proper pet carriers, and make sure pets are safe before, during and after the move. They are going to be confused and even scared, so maybe put them into a room with their food, water and toys while the truck is being packed. While you are traveling to the new home, if it is a significant distance away, be sure to have fresh water available for your pets. And, if you are not sure how to move your animals, then make an appointment with the vet to determine the best method.
Your children will most likely be frightened, as well. They will be making new friends and attending a different school with new teachers. Discuss the move in advance and have them participate in the packing. Let them help with their own belongings, so that they have a sense of ownership in the move. Gradually, they should become accustomed to the idea. Reassure them that they will not be left behind, and that their pets will not be forgotten.
They need to understand that the whole family is moving. One of the chores that you will need to add to your to-do list is when to notify the school that the children are leaving, and to make arrangements with the school to send the children’s records to the new school. Also, contact the new school to introduce yourself, and pave the way for when you all arrive.
Finally, I admit that I am making a move seem rather simplistic. In truth, it is trying on the nerves, but it will go a lot more smoothly if you know how to organize moving to your new home. If all this sounds too complicated, you can always hire a professional Umzug Wien company and have them organize the move. The most efficient way to do that is to write everything down, prepare in advance, think ahead, and stay calm even in the face of negativity.