Moving to a new house is often very exciting, it signifies new opportunities and a fresh start however, it can also be a stressful process. At M.A Prime Removals we're committed to making your move as easy as possible. Have a read through our top moving tips for before and during your house move!
MAKE A LIST
Starting your planning and preparing early is key when moving houses. It may seem like there is a lot to do but, making a checklist of everything, whilst taking into account the timeline will reduce the stress. Here are some examples;
Notify well in advance - e.g. Make utility companies, DVLA, HMRC and Post office aware of your move
Book Removal company in advance
Take inventory of everything you have to move
Begin packing well in advance
SAY GOODBYE TO UNUSED STUFF
When packing, you should consider the items that you no longer need. Have a purge of clothes, furniture and all other items that won't make the cut to your new life in your new home. You can make arrangement to donate these items to charity, make use of eBay to sell the items or hold a garage sale.
GET STURDY, UNIFORM PACKING SUPPLIES
The packing process is extremely important, so it is recommended you plan this well in advance. This includes selecting the packing materials you will need such as; boxes of different sizes, tape and bubble wrap. The trickiest part is estimating the correct amount materials you'll need so don't underestimate the amount of items you own.
Labelling and separating items is essential for both packing and unpacking. It will help to differentiate between essential items needed first, heavy and fragile items so they can be loaded and treated accordingly.
Pack heavy items in small boxes to avoid making the boxes too heavy especially if using cardboard boxes as they will break.
If you are disassembling any furniture make sure they are packed together with all the screws and tools to reassemble them.