There are many steps that you can take in the run-up to your house move to make the big day run smoother. Preparing to move house can be very daunting, which is why so many people do leave important tasks to the last minute then regret doing so. Let’s take a quick look at some of the best things you can do to prepare your home for the removal team right now...
Inventories and decluttering
It’s a very wise step to create an inventory before you move. This will help you decide what you want to keep and what you want to dispose of.
The list that you create can also double-up as a packing list. Try to only move what you need, especially if you are moving to a smaller property. This can help you keep transportation costs down, reduce preparation time, help you cut down on clutter in your new home and make it easier to instruct the removals team.
Pack an essentials box
Make sure you pack an essentials box full of items that you will need quick access to. This box can include things like electric kettle, teabags, coffee, milk, sugar, medication, games for kids, toiletries, kitchen utensils etc. Sit down and think about all the things you are going to need quick access to and then create a single box with these items in. We know this sounds like common sense but it’s amazing how many people don’t do it! It’s also a good idea to take this box in the vehicle you will be travelling in instead of adding it to the removal van.
Make sure boxes are clearly marked
It’s also very sensible to make sure each box is clearly marked with information about its contents and the room that it is heading for. Any boxes that contain fragile items should be marked accordingly.
Finally, remember to protect your home from accidental damage and feel free to contact the removals team before the big day if you do have any vital queries.
For more advice about your moving day, please do not hesitate to get in touch.