4 Steps To Help Prepare For A Simple & Easy Move
Step 1: Create A Moving Plan
In the weeks leading up to the move, make a list of all tasks and responsibilities (apart from packing) in relation to moving house. These can include notifying utilities companies, internet providers and the local authority for council tax purposes, as well as informing banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions of your address change.
In addition to this, it is important to confirm the catchment areas for GP’s, Dentists, childcare providers and schools prior to the move, ensuring you are eligible for registration and are aware of any important dates for enrolment.
Once you have listed all the above, you can begin to prioritise and tackle them individually during the run-up to the move. Some may be achievable prior to the move, with some to be actioned once you’ve settled into your new home.
Step 2: Have A Big Clear Out
Set aside an entire weekend to sort through all your belongings. Having a great clear out can prove a rewarding exercise, easing the moving process whilst preparing you for a fresh start. You can list unwanted clothes, furniture and appliances on eBay, Gumtree and Facebook marketplace to help raise additional funds. You’d be amazed at how quickly it all adds up!
Other items could be listed on upcycle / freecycle websites to help minimise waste and to ensure most unwanted belongings can be used by someone else and given to a new home.
Step 3: Group Remaining Similar Items
Before you start wrapping and packing, it makes sense to group items of a similar nature together. For example, televisions, computes, and other electronic equipment should be grouped together, whilst clothing, bedding and other fabric items could form another group.
Furniture such as tables, wardrobes and desks could also be grouped, allowing them to be disassembled and transported efficiently. Although this task may seem a little irrelevant, it will ensure you purchase / rent the appropriate amount of packing materials from your removal firm (or other supplier of your choice) and make for a quicker, easier moving day.
Step 4: Pack & Label
Once you have the correct amount of packing materials it should be relatively easy to pack your items ready for transport. Most removal companies also offer a packing service which typically includes a furniture disassembly and assembly service if your budget allows.
Make sure you mark each box clearly, detailing its contents and the room in which you want to store it when arriving at your new home. Back To List