Tip 1 - Choose a removals firm early
It can be difficult to set a date for your move depending on the time of year. People move more often on weekends, bank holidays, and holidays. This allows them to have more time. It is better to plan ahead than to be surprised by the number of options available to you. However, it is crucial to hire professionals when choosing a removals company. Your items' value will be affected by the company you choose. Do your research to avoid damage and additional charges.
Tip 2: Make a list
It can sometimes seem overwhelming to have so many things to do before you move. Your moving plan can be put on hold, but life is busy.
You can avoid stress by creating a list of everything you need and then creating a timeline. It may take months to complete your offer, even if it was accepted. It doesn't mean you have to wait until the move is complete before you can start planning.
Tip 3: Declutter in advance
Clearing out unwanted or unneeded items before you move can save you time, stress, money, and effort.
Donating, recycling or tossing out items that you don't need can help reduce the amount of items you have. Reduce the amount of stuff that you own and save money.
Moving is an easy way to save money. Once you move into your new home, you don't have to pay for transportation of items you won't use.
Tip 4: Make a packing checklist and get started as soon as possible
It is more difficult to pack than you may think. It is crucial to start packing as soon as you can. After you have cleared everything out, you can begin packing the rooms you use the most.
You should always have your packing materials on hand!
It is possible to make your life simpler by packing up your rooms and using them for storage.
It is easy to list the contents of boxes by labelling them with a simple term like 'kitchen stuff'. This might not work when you need to prioritize unpacking.
Label the box with the space you want it in, and then mark the contents of the boxes. You'll be thankful that you didn’t have to open 15 boxes labelled "kitchen" in order to find the one with plates.
Do not overpack your boxes. While it is tempting to stuff your boxes full, don't overpack them. Your box could break apart and cause injury to others who are carrying it, as well as damage to your stuff.
Tip 5 - Be aware of what cannot be moved
Certain items are not allowed to go with removal teams. These items include hazardous material, plants with soil, paint containers, and chemicals. Do not feel like everything has to go. Donate pots of paint to charities often.
You can remove the majority of the soil from your plants, then place it in a container and transport it to your car.
Both you and your removals crew must be safe. This includes the weight of your boxes as well as the items you are moving. Before packing garden equipment, make sure it is properly cleaned and packed. It is essential that large garden equipment like lawnmowers or petrol-powered tools be completely empty and cleaned before you can transport them. Before packing knives, wrap them carefully and note the contents.
If you're not sure what you can transport, ask your removals staff. They may be able offer an additional service to help you package more difficult items.
Tip 6: Dealing with Paperwork
Keep important documents like passports, house deeds, insurance papers and wills in one place or file. This makes it easier to locate them. It is important to keep them somewhere that you will not lose.
It might be worth considering creating electronic copies important documents. You can scan them and save them to a USB flash drive or cloud storage such as Dropbox.
To ensure that you receive your mail, you might want to set up the Royal Mail’s Redirection Services. This will forward your mail to your new address from your old address. This allows you to review your memberships, providers, etc. and to update your address as necessary without worrying about missing important mail.
Tip 7: Organise utilities
It's easy to forget to take final meters readings. It will make your life so much easier. You can also take photos with your smartphone to ensure you don't lose any important notes. Register ahead with new broadband providers and include electric, water, and gas.
If you don't want to live with your provider in your new home, it's worth calling them.
This will enable you to keep track of any final bills you may have.
Make sure to update your ID, such as your driving licence, and add yourself to the electoral register for the new property.
Tip 8: Take your time cleaning
You can reduce your stress levels by allowing some time between the moment you get your keys and when you move out of your old house. Before you move in, make sure to inspect the new house and clean it.
To avoid getting them mixed up, make sure to keep your cleaning supplies separate before you move.
Before you move in, it is important to clean your house. This will prevent unpleasant surprises. As you assess the property, you can create a checklist.
If you are able to access your home at least a few days in advance, it is possible to arrange delivery. The space can be used to order white goods, measure for flooring, blinds, and other items.
Tip 9: Pack a moving day survival kit
You should always have a backup plan. You will need to have essential items like toiletries and phones chargers. Water bottles, snacks, hot beverages, and water are essential to get through the day.
To get to bed quickly, it is important to have all of the supplies you need.
Tip 10: Slow down
It is a big deal. We understand that you want to get as far as possible. It can be exhausting. Be realistic about the amount of work you can do. You won't be able pack your entire home in the time required.
Your moving day survival kit should always be on hand. Keep cold drinks on hand. You will need to have coffee, tea, and snacks to get you through the day. Stop! Stopping for lunch or dinner will ensure that you don't become bored.
It will take you some time to pack everything up and get your home looking the way that you want. Relax and unwind. Take a break from the office and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. You don't need to pack everything!
You can rest assured that your bed will be waiting for you once you move in.