If you’re moving house or have plans to move house in 2019, then here’s 5 Top Tips from a Dad to help you get it done properly.
As some of you may know, I’m somewhat of a professional when it comes to moving house. We’ve moved house 6 times in the last 7 years! I know, we’re crazy. Moving house so many times has given me some seriously good knowledge on how to get it done dad style.
So here’s my 5 Top Tips For Dads Moving House…
TIP ONE – Always carry more than you physically can
You’ve packed up the house, each room is filled with boxes and bags and all that’s left to do is carry it all out to the 2-door Punto you’re using rather than hiring a proper removal van. Don’t carry just one or two boxes, make sure you load up your arms with as many as you and then ask someone to put an extra one on top. You’ll get done much quicker.
TIP TWO – Don’t put all furniture nuts and bolts together neatly in bags
For a start, where’s the fun in being able to locate everything you need once you arrive at the new house and rebuilding bunk beds? Secondly, it’s just cheating. You need to throw them in sandwich bags and trust yourself to remember which set of bolts go with what wardrobe. It’s like brain training and enhancing your DIY skills all at once.
TIP THREE – Make sure you STUB, BANG, CUT or even BREAK a finger or toe
If you’re being sensible and hiring professional removal services you’ll probably get away without an obligatory trip to A&E with a broken toe. However if you’re moving house like I did SIX TIMES, the risk is much higher but all part of the house moving fun… Kinda. If you’re wondering how to succeed at this tip, then make sure you’re following TIP ONE above.
TIP FOUR – ALWAYS remember to smile at your wife when she says ‘Oh you haven’t managed to put all the boxes into their designated rooms at the new house’
Probably the most difficult one to follow from experience. You’ve carried 74 boxes in only 2 trips to the car, broken your pinky and lost a whole bag of nuts and bolts and by the time you get to the new house you’re supposed to have neatly set all 74 boxes in their designated areas. Smile.
TIP FIVE – Learn to love Allen and his f-in keys!
You’re going to be spending a lot of time looking for Allen, asking around for his bigger and sometimes smaller brothers and using them hours at a time. Learn to love him.
There you have it, if you want to move house like a dad then follow these helpful tips. If you want to move house properly, click the links within this post for some much better advice from the professionals.
I’d love to hear your house moving stories in the comments…
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