1. Hire a Professional Removal Company: Why create more work for yourself? Hiring a removal company is an absolute must. You could argue that you can save money if you just hire a van, recruit your friends and crack on with the move yourself but you’d be surprised what professional movers can do for you. And you won’t be saving yourself a penny when your buddy drops your Grandma’s fine china on the patio or when you smash the edges of your furniture on the door frame are you now?
2. Pack as Early as Possible: Newsflash – Packing takes time. Once the moving date is confirmed, get started. The obvious thing to do is begin with the items that you don’t regularly use or with rooms that you don’t frequent. The spare bedroom, the garage or attic are usually great places to start. It’ll be box city before you know it but that’s when the excitement kicks in.
3. Declutter your Belongings: Moving is no picnic for the hoarders among us. You know who you are. There’s no point in moving things you don’t need and packing for a big move is the perfect excuse to declutter. It’s time to be brutal, be cut-throat. If you haven’t used it in two years, get shot of it. You’ll be glad of it come moving day and believe us, the removal guys will be glad that they don’t need to shift your lava lamp, inflatable chair and broken down computers.
4. Use Quality Materials: This is no holiday so, unless you possess supernatural powers, a car and a suitcase will not do. You are going to need boxes... And lots of them. There are a plethora of different boxes you can get from removal companies along with the correct packing materials. You will also need packing tape, bubble wrap, zip tie bags, labels and marker pens.
5. Label Properly: It is wise to clearly label the boxes so you know what’s inside them. The consensus is to write on the box what items are inside and which room they have come from or are going into. If you don’t want to write a short novella on the boxes you could consider using coloured stickers/labels to help categorise rooms.
6. Pack a Survival Box: Pack the things you are going to need first in a clear plastic tub. Trust us, this is a life saver and you can thank us later. This will be your moving house survival box. This can include a box cutter, paper towels, bin bags, cutlery, the kettle and some mugs as well as tea, coffee, milk, sugar (you’ll be parched when you get there). Oh and one more thing… Don’t forget toilet paper.
7. Create an Inventory: This is one for the super-organised. Creating an inventory helps you keep an eye on all your belongings to make sure nothing is lost. Although laborious, it is a great way to be absolutely on top of things. Your removal company can create an inventory for you if they have been hired to pack your belongings so this is also worth considering.
8. Visit your New Area: Don’t be a stranger. You have chosen this place for your new home – Use any free weekends you have in the run up to the move to get acquainted with your new area. Check out the pub or the local shops. You might even make a few friends in the neighbours – You’re going to be thankful of that come the summer and the subsequent barbeque season.
9. Take Photos: Photograph the wires at the back of your television or any other electronic sets ups. This is a great way to keep track of what’s what, especially if you are notoriously scatterbrained when it comes to technology. You can also take photos of any wall displays, ornament placement, or shelving setups in your current home that you are fond of and wish to recreate in your new pad.
10. Update your Address: Another tip from Captain Obvious is one that a surprising amount of people forget about… Change your address. It is a good idea to start this with companies or organisations like the bank, the doctor’s surgery and dentist 2 weeks before you move. You can also divert any mail going to your old address with the Royal Mail for a small fee.
11. Keep Cupboard Doors Open: Keep cupboard and cabinet doors open so you can see that you have everything or if you have left anything inside.
12. Cheaply Fill Nail Holes: Got any nail holes in the walls? A clever tip is to fill them is with a bar of soap. Just rub the bar over the hole working the soap in – You can paint over the covered hole and it will look good as new. The same can be done with toothpaste – who knew
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