Are you looking to move house in the coming months? Here are some top tips to help you prepare for the move.
Tip 1: Donate To Charity
As we begin disassembling furniture and begin decluttering our homes ready for the big move we all find clothes at the back of the wardrobe or under the bed we don’t even remember buying. Why take these clothes to your new home filling up the removal van when they will once again be stored away wasting space.
If you have clothes you know you won’t wear, then save time and space by donating your clothing to a local charity.
Tip 2: Prepare Ahead
Make a list of the things you have to do. Get plenty of packing material, including bubble wrap and boxes and begin packing in advance, this will help you to calculate how much packing material you need without looking hectically for more on moving day.
If you have small children, or pets, organising care will make sure you aren’t worried for anyone’s safety and lets you concentrate fully on the job at hand.
Notify gas, electric, broadband and water companies in advance along with your employer and schools.
Tip 3: Essentials Box
When your entire home is boxed up it can be a very stressful time trying to remember what is in which box. Make sure you give yourself a box of essentials, some items to include are kettle, tea bags, snacks, toilet roll, cleaning products etc. Leave this box till last to load onto your removal van so once you arrive at your new home, you can then stay refreshed while unloading the van.
Tip 4: Leave it the Professionals
Once you’ve decluttered your personal belongings and have a rough idea of how much you’ll be taking, now you should book your home removal company.
Moving by yourself is of course an option however it does increase the likelyhood of valuables and appliances getting damaged. Leaving it to a professional saves valuable stress and additional time.
The removal company will have many years’ experience of carefully packing, handling and loading delicate and heavy items so they arrive safely at your new house.