After the thrill of finding that perfect place to live and the hassle of filling out all the paperwork comes the dread and realisation of what it all means…moving day! What should be a happy and exciting time can quickly switch to a stressful experience if things start to take a turn for the worse. Not running on time and poor organisation can lead to a miserable day which is why we have put together this handy little guide on what you should be thinking about when you come to moving home.
Using A Removal Company
One of the first things people often ask when they decide to move home is, “Should I use a removal company?” The answer, if you are looking for a less stressful time, would be a resounding “Yes!”
Reputable companies like Hadley and Ottaway removals can really provide invaluable experience and take the hassle out of loading and unloading a vehicle, moving boxes and furniture around, and providing general tips and advice. Having a removal company will save you plenty of time and keep you free to think about all the other things you need to do.
Plan In Advance
Planning in advance is essential to making sure that your moving day goes as smoothly as it can and it starts with packing boxes. Once you have filled a box make sure that you label it on the side and top with the room it is going in and the contents, this means that when you arrive at your new destination you can unload your boxes to the right room and not have to keep reshuffling.
It’s also worth using freezer bags to store all the screws and fixings for any furniture that you have dismantled. Securely attach it to relevant item with tape, then when it comes to re-building you will have everything that you need.
Tips For When You Arrive
Getting to your new property and throwing everything in can seem tempting, but there are a few things you might want to consider before you start.
- Check all the fixtures and fittings that were included in the sale are still there – this is the perfect opportunity as the house is nice and empty
- Take metre readings – you don’t want to be charged for any gas, electric or water you didn’t use
- Cover any hardwood floors with flat packed cardboard boxes – this will prevent any scratching occurring while you are putting things in their new place
- Use dust sheets to protect carpets – if it’s a wet day then you don’t want to dirt being traipsed through your house
- Have some spare light bulbs – there is nothing worse than getting to your new house and finding that you can’t see what you are doing so make sure you carry a few spare bulbs
- Bring the furniture in first – this means you won’t be putting boxes in the way of the bigger items and have to move them
Once you have done all of that then you are ready to begin moving everything into the right room – see we told you labelling those boxes would pay off!
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