Friday, 15 March 2019

The Ultimate Guide To Moving Home

Moving home can be quite daunting, can't it? We are all excited for a new start in our new home but there is so much to organise before you actually move out of the old house and into the new home. Don't start panicking yet though, because we are here to help you.


Declutter

When you're moving house,  you are paying a removal company to move all of your things for you so you need to get rid of things that you haven't used in a while or not going to use in the near future. It's not worth paying for these items to be moved if you're not going to use them anytime soon. As Marie Kondo says ' Tidying orders and relaxes the mind', so a good declutter will help to ensure you have a smooth moving process and you won't have to sort things out when you get to your new house.
Make Sure Valuables Are Safe 

There is nothing worse than packing away anything that is valuable and then not being able to find it in the mountain of packing boxes that you have when you move home. Have a separate box and mark it in some way, so that you can find them at the new house and not worry that you have left anything behind. Also mark fragile boxes as fragile, this way the removal company will know that they need to take some extra care with it.


Try Not To Get Stressed


Although moving house can be extremely stressful, try not to let it get to you. It can be made so much easier if you get the best removals company to help make sure the move goes as smoothly as it should do. Also, make sure that you keep lists of where you have packed things and get friends and family in to help you. Try some stress-free techniques like breathing exercises and if you are getting stressed, then take a deep breathe and carry on - it will all be worth it in the long run.

Shop Around For Removals

Removals company prices can vary from company to company, so shop around before you actually book a company. This is so easily done if you take a look online and read reviews of the removal companies.  you can even find websites that will look for a removal company that is perfect for your needs. Once you have found a company and you are ready to book them, make sure you find out what is included in the price, whether they have a limit of how far they will move your things to and whether they supply moving boxes or if you have to pay extra for them. Also use a good search on the internet and be specific to what you are looking for. If you live in London, search for Removals London to get the results you need.


Pack Important Things Last

We all have important things that we absolutely NEED! make sure those are packed last so that they are unpacked first and make sure that they are clearly marked as your important things. Better still if you can take them with you in the car, then you know that you have them close to you too. Make sure you keep things like the kettle in the box of important things because you will more than likely need a cuppa whilst you unpack in the new house.

Dismantle Furniture

If you dismantle furniture before the removal company get here, then it not only saves time but it also means you don't take up so much valuable space in the removal lorry. The only downside to it is that you have to make the furniture up when you get into your new home.

Mark The Boxes Clearly

Make sure that you write on the boxes so that you can place the boxes in the right room in your new home, This will save so much time and you will also know how much you have for each room in your new house. Get the kids involved and let them decorate their boxes, so they can easily find their own belongings. It will give them a bit of independence as well as help them to adapt to the change of house. As well as writing the rooms on the boxes, also write the contents on the boxes so you know what to open first. Another tip is to write box numbers on the boxes, so you know if any get lost in transit.

Don't Be Too Tough On Yourself

Moving house can be stressful and if you do it as a single parent like I did. Then you should make the most of the help that is offered to you. Cut down on the stress by getting people in to help you. Hire cleaners to clean your new house, ready to move into then you can get started straight away. Prepare yourself mentally as well as your kids, moving house is a big change for you all, especially if you are making a big move, reassuring your kids that they will make new friends in their new school is a must, because its hard for them to leave their old friends behind. Hopefully, once you have moved, it will be a few years before you move again so you can sit back and relax once you have settled in.

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