Ten Best Moving House Tips
Moving house and relocation does not have to be a complicated affair. It is a time consuming and stress inducing experience, though, fortunately, it does not have to be this way.
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TEN IDEAL MOVING HOUSE TIPS AND ADVICE
1. Avoid Procrastination: Start Now!
When planning to move out of your old house to a new locale, it is advisable to start packing as soon as possible to avoid last minute hassles. There are a lot of things you can do in advance prior to moving house and relocating.
Now that you have found our detailed online house moving checklist, how about when you are not online? Easy. Download the printable PDF version of the checklist and tick off each item and task as soon as it is completed. Google the best removal cost estimates and quotations from different local and national removal companies and compare. Consider customer ratings, reviews and testimonials to make an informed decision.
2. Identify a Reliable, Reputable Removal Company
Avoid cheap, high risk moving options. Go for the option that provides the most value. London based or national removal companies are usually more expensive. A local firm would be the best bet. Study the company’s fine print and clauses to avoid hidden charges. Ensure the company you choose will honor their agreement and guarantee they will stick to the stipulated completion date. Make sure you keep proper records, quotations and receipts pertaining to your relocation.
3. Plan and Organize Your Time
Find out about local amenities and facilities from various reputable sources. Make sure you set time aside from your busy work schedule in advance to ensure you have adequate time for moving house. In case you have school going children, update their school records, inform the school authorities and place new uniform orders.
4. Notify Relevant Authorities and People of Your Relocation
Cancel any active, current subscriptions, local services and deliveries. Change your address with utilities, banks, online services and telephone services providers. Notify your GP, health-insurance company and dentist about your change of address. Notify your insurance company of your intentions to relocate while checking your home insurance policies and notify the council to suspend parking bays outside your new and old property.
5. Keep Records
Compile a concise folder full of relevant information that the next tenant or owner may find useful. Inform the removals company about your intended moving date and any items that may require special handling and care.
Ensure that you dispose of any old possessions while ensuring you have adequate storage space. Request packing materials like bubble wrap, cartons, boxes, papers and tape to be delivered in case you want to pack some of your belongings yourself.
6. Make Provisions and Prior Special Arrangements
Discuss moving plans with the moving company while ensuring that each item is accounted for and emphasis should be placed on the handling of fragile and expensive items. Note that in general, removal companies are not insured to transport flammable items so make provisions for the same. Make special travel arrangements for your families and pets while ensuring you collect old spare keys from family and neighbors.
7. Start Packing!
Make printouts for all paperwork relevant to your relocation, especially your checklist. Start the packing process by indexing each box by content and destination. Defrost your fridge and avoid food wastage. Start by packing items not used regularly and focus on one room at a time. Crockery, fragile items and books should stand upright and padded well to avoid damage. Avoid overfilling boxes to make them easy to carry. Use buckets and containers as transport vessels. Curtains, linen, beddings should be folded and packed in stackable boxes. Ensure you have a fully equipped toolbox for furniture assembly and disassembly.
8. Do Not Forget Basic Essentials
Strip the beds and make sure you have your new keys or have made advance arrangements. Disconnect and empty the fridge and do all your meter readings. Make an “essential items” box which should include beverages, snacks and a kettle. Do not forget other important items like toiletry, light bulbs, torch, pen and paper, scissors, basic cutlery, money and your mobile phone.
9. Do a Once Over
In case there are heavy items upstairs, ensure adequate padding and floor protection blankets are in place to maintain the integrity of floor carpets. Once every room is cleared, clean them one by one and make sure windows are sealed and secure. Switch off gas mains, water and electricity supplies. Crosscheck every corner and space once more to avoid leaving anything behind.
10. After Moving In
On arrival at your new property, establish who will go to which bedroom. Prepare your family and efficient removals team a much-deserved cup of tea or coffee along with a delicious snack. Give the removals team adequate leeway to unpack your household items and dispose any used packing material. On completion, say goodbye and thank your removals team. Check the first meter readings of your new gas, water and electricity readings.
Give your removals team a big thank you on their website and on Checkatrade.
Moving house and relocation should not be complicated once one plan well in advance and sticks to a set checklist. Visit the Wynnes home page for the ultimate removals checklist as well as heaps moving house advice and tips at http://wynnesremovals.co.uk/moving-house/.