Some people may find that the excitement of moving into a new build home can be overshadowed by the stress and effort to move your life into a new place. From taking the time to pack everything up efficiently, to deciding what stays with you and what needs to be disposed of, there’s a lot to consider. Thankfully, with a little bit of planning and the right approach, your move to a new build home can be quite streamlined. So, in this article, we’ll offer 5 tips to make your new build move a breeze.

1. Early Planning and Organisation

Start by creating a comprehensive moving checklist several weeks before the move. This list should outline everything from packing the supplies you’ll need to your utility setup dates. Early planning allows you to address potential problems before they arise, such as booking movers or scheduling transport for moving day. It’s also a good time to sort through your belongings and declutter to reduce what you’ll need to take with you. This is useful because it will make the move a little easier and can even help you save a little money on moving costs.

2. Understand Your Space

Before moving into a new build, try to familiarise yourself with the layout and dimensions of your new home. Obtain a floor plan from the developer, and use it to determine the placement of your furniture and appliances. This planning prevents the common pitfall of moving in large items that don’t fit through doorways or in intended spaces. Also, take a look at existing storage solutions in the new build, as this will help guide what storage units and other organisational items you’ll need to buy.

3. Ensure Utilities Are Set Up

One of the perks of moving into a new build is the chance to start afresh with utilities and home services. Ask your developer which utility providers are being used, as these will typically be pre-determined by them for services such as gas, water and electric. You should have welcome letters from your providers on the day you move in. However, you will need to select and arrange your own internet provider. We advise doing this before moving in, to make your transition as smooth as possible. The early setup helps to avoid the inconvenience of living without internet when you first move in.

4. Pack Smart and Label Everything

Efficient packing can do wonders to support a hassle-free move. Invest in quality moving boxes and packing materials to protect your belongings. Label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This level of organisation makes unpacking systematic and prevents the chaos of searching through numerous boxes for essentials. Consider packing a separate ‘open first’ box containing items you’ll need immediately upon arrival, such as toiletries, basic cookware, and bedding.

5. Personalise Your New Home

Personalisation is an important - and fun - part of making your new space feel like home. Bring in a few tasteful houseplants to improve your air quality and breathe new life into your home. Also, try not to rush into buying new furniture or decor until you've lived in the space for a while. This approach allows you to understand your practical needs and aesthetic preferences in the context of the new environment.

Enjoy a Hassle-Free New Build Moving Day With These Tips

Moving into your new build home should be a big celebration, so try not to get too bogged down by the stress of moving. Although it can be quite a big job, with the right approach moving day can be smooth sailing. So, try harnessing these tips to get the most out of your big move and enjoy the first few steps in your new life.

If you’re on the lookout for your dream home, then let our team at Sanctuary help. Take a look at our developments today or get in touch with us if you have any questions.