The excitement of my big move - my 'new chapter' and 'new beginning' - wore off at about 1am, while I was packing the last of my belongings, hungry and struggling to keep my eyes open. Who would have thought moving would take so much time?
I moved out of my little 12th storey apartment last year and made the ultimate rookie error – I underestimated how much effort it would take to get a few belongings out of that tiny space.
After all - I only had one bed, an average size wardrobe, a couple of kitchen appliances and some books to pack.
When it came to moving day, I quickly realised it was going to be a lengthy process, requiring a whole lot of muscle (that I don’t have) and a heap of cardio to boot. I made about a dozen trips down the elevator before finally evacuating the building in the middle of the night. Talk about a workout. I was exhausted. My little arms hurt.
And then there was the 'cleaning and moving into the new home' part. I completely forgot to factor in the time it would take to unpack, clean and settle into my new place.
I just wasn’t organised.
So, to save you from making the same mistakes, we thought it would be helpful to share these YouTube videos for some great moving out tips.
From advice on driving a massive van (attempt with caution), to packing an overnight bag – these videos will save you time and help you move home like a boss.