Top Tips for Moving House
Moving house is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do – but it doesn’t have to be that way! Planning ahead and seeking assistance from a professional removals service will help your house move go as smoothly as possible, but what about everything else?
There’s a lot to consider when undertaking a big move, so make sure you don’t miss anything with our top tips for moving house.
Find a removals service you can trust
This one is a bit obvious – but you’d be amazed how many people leave finding a removals service to the last minute! During busy periods you could be left in limbo which certainly won’t help your stress levels so get this sorted early for a smooth move.
Not sure where to start? Give us a call! Salisbury Removals are here to help you with years of experience in home removals in Salisbury and Amesbury where we offer competitive rates and top-quality professional service.
Looking to move further afield? No problem, just contact us to find out about our removals service covering the whole of Wiltshire. Knowing your belongings are in safe hands will lift some of the stress of moving, and we’re here to help!
Have a storage plan
Moving house can be chaotic, especially when there’s an interim period between packing up your old place and unpacking in your new place. Having a reliable storage solution will take some weight off your shoulders.
Salisbury Storage offer secure gated yards in Salisbury, Amesbury, Warminster, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Frome and Fordingbridge. You will have 24/7 access to new top-quality containers at a fraction of the cost of other storage facilities. Give us a call and tick another task off your list!
Cut the clutter
We all have piles of things we intend to get around to sorting but never do. With a house move on the horizon – now’s the time to get organised and get rid of any clutter taking up space in your life so your packing can be quicker, easier, and fuss-free.
Even better – offloading unwanted stuff saves you money! Selling things on will add some cash to your pocket, while having less stuff to pack, move, and store will save you money further down the line.
Don’t be tempted to cut costs on packing materials. Flimsy boxes, weak packing tape, and sub-standard padding guarantee trouble further down the line when boxes collapse and your belongings get damaged. If you haven’t got time to source your own packing materials, then get in touch with us! We supply professional-standard tape, padding, and boxes in a variety of sizes to suit your needs.
It’s no secret that packing can be a mammoth task. If time isn’t on your side, consider hiring a professional house packing service. Give yourself a break from the stress of moving by letting Salisbury Removals pack up your house for you.
Make your job easier
Moving heavy furniture is exhausting, but you can make this job easier for yourself. If you can, it’s worth taking apart your furniture pieces so you can carry them more easily, not to mention save space in your removals van or storage container! Keep all the parts of each furniture piece together in a clearly labelled bag or box for easier assembly on the other end.
If you’re not too confident in your DIY skills, then take photos as you disassemble the piece to act as a guide when the time comes to put it back together again.
Whether this is your first major move, or you’re an experienced relocator – organisation can make or break a house move. Keeping all your affairs in order has never been more important than at this busy time in your life, so stay on top of your organisation and don’t overlook the small stuff!
Get all your documents together for the big move: insurance, deeds, tenancy agreements – the list goes on. There’s a lot to remember when moving house, so get ahead of the game with careful organisation of the essentials. Digital versions are fine, but having paper copies ensures you aren’t relying on a charged phone.
Remember to tie up any loose ends with your utility providers to save yourself a job later on. While you’re at it – now’s the ideal time to plan ahead and get yourself set up ahead of moving to your new place. Knowing that everything is up and running before your arrival will help you stay calm from points A to B.
We all know the big things are important – but what about the small stuff? Being as organised as possible in your packing will make a world of difference to your moving experience. Categorise your belongings before you pack them, label every box, keep track of where all your boxes are going, and make sure you have access to the essentials. Careful organisation now will save you a lot of hassle later!
If you can, get over to your new house before moving your belongings in and give the place a good clean. There’s nothing worse than seeing a dirty carpet, or surfaces crying out for a wipe, and being unable to move due to stacks of boxes and furniture in the way.
Hopefully, your new place will be presentable enough without your efforts – but knowing what to expect and having the peace of mind that your new space is ready to become a home will make a big difference on moving day. Even if there isn’t much to do, just being able to walk around the empty space will help you decide in advance what goes where, so squeeze in a trip armed with your cleaning supplies!
No two house moves are the same. Sometimes it seems the list of things to do are never-ending, but staying calm is essential for a stress-free move. Careful organisation, attention to detail, and the support of a professional service will take some of the pressure off and let you enjoy this exciting time in your life so give us a call today!