Good methods to keep organised when moving house
Once the initial excitement of a new home has worn off, you are often left with the daunting realisation of the task at hand. Moving home may seem like an impossible task but there are many tried and tested ways of making the process run smooth. By following the below tips and tricks you’ll be able to cut out as much stress as possible!
The Right Van
Whilst moving your belongings yourself may seem like the cheapest and easiest option it can quite quickly turn into a much bigger job than you first thought. Unless you have experience and knowledge of moving your belongings in a van, you will struggle throughout the day. Removal professionals will not only know what van size to use but they have years of experience and knowledge of how to safely and efficiently pack your belongings. They also know the quickest and safest method of transporting everything out of your home, whether it is downstairs, through tight spaces etc. Professional removal services will ensure that the job is completed on time and without any damages to your belongings.
Pack the Essentials
During the moving process, there is often the temptation to get everything packed away- from clothes to toiletries and other daily used items. This is why it is advisable for you pack a bag full of the essentials you use on a daily basis such as clothes, underwear, toothbrush, chargers, toilet roll etc. This will ensure you have everything you need to function the next day without having to rifle through every box!
Don’t leave it to the last minute!
We can often underestimate how long it will take to pack everything when moving to a new house so to ensure you give yourself enough time to safely and efficiently pack everything you should begin 6-8 weeks before the move. This may seem like a lot of time but if you want to properly organise everything you will need as much time as you can get.
Once you start to pack up your house you may realise how much clutter you have lying around as well as unwanted furniture. Whilst there is the temptation to throw it all out or take a trip to the rubbish tip, you may want to consider donating your unwanted items. Charities will happily take any old clothes, toys, books, electronics and even furniture. Plus, you don’t have to leave your home, you can arrange for it to be collected by the charity of your choice online!
Talk to your movers
Keeping your movers informed on what you want is key! If you have heavy or high value items you need moving its important to fill them in on every detail. They will need to be aware of any restrictions when removing large items such as stairs, elevators or narrow passages. They will work to accommodate your needs and use specialised equipment to move your belongings.