1. Finalise dates in advance
It’s crucial to make sure the date of your move is locked in with all relevant parties – and that includes your removals company. It’s a good idea to confirm the dates, times and plan with them in the run-up to moving day, to make sure everyone is on the same page.
2. Get an accurate quote
Moving house comes with enough unexpected expenses already, so don’t let the cost of removals become another source of stress. Choose a company that offers accurate, bespoke quotes based on your unique circumstances. That way you’ll know upfront what the move will cost, avoiding any nasty surprises on the day or afterwards.
3. Make a plan for parking and access
Discuss parking and access requirements – at both the old property and the new – with your removals team in advance. Find out if any special permits are required, and confirm who will organise these.
4. Declutter in advance – or use storage
Clutter causes stress, and having a good clear out will not only reduce the volume of items to move, but help you take stock of what you have. But if getting rid of belongings is too daunting, or you’re not certain how much you’ll be able to fit in the new house, choose an expert removals company that also offers storage. That way, you’ll be able to keep excess items out of sight and out of mind until you’re ready to deal with them.
5. Book a packing service
The thought of packing up your entire house prior to moving is enough to put most people in a cold sweat. But you don’t have to. By booking a packing service, you can relax knowing that not only will the job be taken care of, but that your belongings will be professionally packed and packaged so they stay safe throughout the process.
6. Think strategically when it comes to packing
Even if you take advantage of your removals company’s packing services, it pays to have a strategy to make sure everything ends up in the right place at the other end. Label boxes clearly with both their contents, and the room they should go to, using terms that will make sense to your removals team. After all, they don’t know exactly what each room will be used for in your new house.
7. Pack an ‘essentials’ box
The last thing you will want to do when you arrive at your new home is rummage through endless boxes just to make a cup of tea, replace a lightbulb or go to bed. So pack a box with your moving day essentials, such as overnight things, simple crockery, kettle, bedding, chargers and basic cleaning materials.
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