Whilst commonly, homeowners will know about their move quite far in advance and they will have plenty of time to prepare for moving day, this isn’t always the case. There are some scenarios where you may only have a couple of weeks or even a few days’ notice to pack up your belongings and get ready to move house.
It goes without saying that last-minute house moves can be very stressful and preparing for a move with short notice may seem like an impossible task. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to ensure your house move is still successful, regardless of how much warning you have, and organisation really is key. To help any homeowners who don’t have much time to prepare for their move, below are some useful moving tips.
Create a check-list of everything you need to do
One of the first things you should do and arguably one of the most important things is to get organised. Taking the time to create a checklist for your house move and planning exactly what needs to be done can help to make things much less stressful. It is really easy to overlook important things when you’re stressed and unprepared, so putting a plan in place can help to prevent the lead up to your move from being chaotic.
Start packing as soon as you can
There will likely be items around your home that you don’t use on a regular basis and you should start packing these as soon as possible. The sooner you start packing, the less you will have to do the day before your move. Just don’t forget to label your boxes if you’re packing in advance, this will make unpacking a lot easier. Of course, you always have the option to use a packing service if you don’t have much time leading up to your house move and a team of packers can take care of this huge task for you.
Book a local removal company immediately
As soon as you get the date for your move, contact a local removal company about the removal services they offer. A professional removal company can have a huge impact on your house move and they can provide you with the comprehensive support you need. It’s recommended that you book removal services as far in advance as possible, but a local company might still have availability at short notice. If you think you might need to use a storage facility, see if this is something a removal company can help with too. Using one company for your whole move can make things less stressful.
Ask family and friends for help
Whilst having an experienced team of movers is the preferred choice for moving day, your family and friends can still assist you in the days or weeks leading up to your move. They can help with things such as decluttering and organising, taking some of the pressure off your shoulders. If you have children or pets, ask your family or friends if they can take care of them on moving day too, this is always beneficial.
Invest in quality packing materials
It can be tempting to start packing straight away with any old boxes you have laying around the house, but it’s worthwhile purchasing some high-quality packing materials. Having the right materials to hand will make the packing process more straightforward and tape dispensers, bubble wrap, packing paper, picture cartons and wardrobe boxes can all be useful. Not to mention, having durable boxes that are all the same size will be helpful on moving day when you’re loading the removal van too.
Don’t forget about an essentials box
Before your house starts getting messy and cluttered during the packing process, make sure you create an ‘essentials box’. This box should include important documents and sentimental items that you don’t want to misplace during your move. The day before moving day, you can also put a change of clothes, your phone charger and some toiletries into this box too. You will then have everything you need to hand for the first night in your new home.
Getting some help with house removals in Ayrshire
If you’re planning a last-minute house move and you’d like some assistance from an experienced removal team, get in touch with us at Moving Home Made Easy. We can provide you with comprehensive assistance with your house removals in Ayrshire and we have a brilliant selection of services to choose from.
Whether you’d just like to arrange removal services or you’re also interested in packing services and storage services, you can trust that we are the best Ayrshire removal firm to turn to. From the moment you contact us, we will do all we can to help you and our aim is to make the moving process easy and stress-free for our customers. Every aspect of your move will be tailored to fit perfectly around your needs too and you will have your own personal move manager to support you every step of the way.