Home Moving Tips
Never underestimate the amount of physical and mental organization it takes to move the contents of your home to a new one. Packing boxes is one thing, but lugging them in and out of vans and up and down stairs is another, and can be extremely exhausting, especially if you’re on a tight deadline to vacate the property. If you’ve a sizeable amount to shift, or lots of valuable items, such as antique furniture or fragile pieces, it’s best to choose a removal company to take the burden off your shoulders, so you can concentrate on organizing the rest of your move.
The quotation process can take a couple of weeks and finding an available date might take another couple of weeks, so give yourself enough time to choose a removal company. Remember, many removal companies are booked up weeks in advance, so it pays to start looking for a removal company well before your completion date is due. If you can, provide your removal company with details of your new property’s access points and layout, so they are aware of what to expect when they get there. For example, how many flights of stairs are there, will furniture fit through the doors, and are there any alternative access routes?
An “essentials” box is always good to have with you in your car on the day of the relocation with the following: Kettle, coffee, sugar, long life milk, mugs, spoons, medications, snack food, can opener, soap, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, cleaning products, a plug, a torch, a cheque book, clean sheets and towels for use that night, remote controls, phones and chargers and some clothing as though you’re heading away for the weekend.