Moving house can be a stressful and exciting experience all at once. It can be a chance to start fresh and create a new home for your family, but it can also be a daunting task to uproot your life and relocate. Whether you’re moving across the country or around the corner, there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to making a move successful. With the right planning, however, you can make the move smoother and enjoy the start of this new chapter in your life.
Organisation is key during the lead-up to your house move and when you’re prepared, moving day will be much less stressful. There are a few things we would recommend all homeowners do to prevent common problems on moving day and our expert removal team have put together some useful and practical advice.
Always label your cardboard boxes
One simple task that will make a huge difference on moving day is labelling your cardboard boxes. Once you have packed and sealed a box, write on the outside what it contains and which room it belongs to. This will help to ensure a removal firm puts your boxes in the right place in your new home, making unpacking much easier. It will also enable you to unpack the most important boxes first, helping you to settle into your new home quicker.
Pack an essentials box
Whenever you’re moving home, it’s useful to put together an essentials box. This box should contain the things you’re likely to need on the morning of your move and the first night in your new home. Packing an essentials box will prevent the unnecessary stress of having to rummage through boxes for the things you need on moving day. We would also advise you to pack a cool box with some drinks and snacks to keep everyone energised on moving day. This is particularly useful if your new home is a long drive away.
Have some spare packing materials
Even if you have carefully packed all of your belongings in advance of moving day, we would highly recommend that you have some space packing materials. There is a chance that you will need to re-tape a box or add some more bubble wrap to a fragile item, for example, when loading things onto the removal van. Having some spare packing materials to hand can prevent last-minute trips to the shop on moving day.
An added tip is to create a designated area for packing materials. Ensure that after the packing tape or scissors have been used, they’re returned to this area. You will save a lot of time searching for these essentials when you know exactly where they are.
Measure your furniture in advance
Ideally, you should dismantle as much of your furniture as possible before moving day to make loading the removal van easier. However, we know that not everything can be broken down into smaller pieces. If you have furniture that can’t be disassembled, make sure you measure it before moving day. You can then use these measurements to help you plan the best route out of your home, reducing the likelihood of problems on the day of your move.
If you do dismantle your furniture, make sure you take a picture before doing so. Having pictures to refer to can help to make reassembly much easier if you’re not sure where different parts are meant to go. Don’t forget to put all the small parts and essential screws into a bag too.
Create a to-do list
There will be several distractions on moving day that can result in you forgetting to do something important before you hand over your keys. To make moving day easier, write a to-do list and ensure you’re checking off each task during the day. You can then have peace of mind knowing that nothing has been overlooked and you won’t have the hassle of trying to sort out any problems after the move.
Searching for local removal companies?
Hopefully, these tips will make moving day easier and they can help you to avoid many of the common issues our removal team sees when helping homeowners with their move. If you’re searching for a local removal company that provides a range of house removal services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Moving Home Made Easy.
We provide both local and national removal services, and we can assist you with everything from packing to storage. We pride ourselves on being a reliable removal company, our helpful attitude and attention to detail makes us stand out from the crowd, and we will do all we can to make sure your move is an enjoyable experience.