Amazing tips to make your house move stress-free
Without a doubt, moving house is a stressful experience that leaves all of us exhausted.
Attempting to move all your belongings from one location to another is no easy task. Here at 365 House Movers, we can help you with the heavy lifting and loading, and we would love to help you with everything else but unfortunately, there is also much work for you. So, we have prepared a guide to help make things easier.
Here are some Amazing tips to ensure a smooth transition to your new home.
1. Find out what packing materials you need
Contact your removal company or your local DIY store and make a list of all the packing materials you need, such as the different sized boxes, tape and labels. Always try to use high-quality strong packing boxes and go for a home moving kit that includes bubble wrap. We suggest you begin packing well in advance of your move. Ensure you label your boxes with the room you want them placed in your new home and contain fragile items. Also, try to be as specific with labels such as "Cutlery" as this makes things easier when unpacking. In terms of valuables such as jewellery we suggest you transport these with you personally rather than adding them to a box.
2. Throw out the junk
It's easy to hoard goods and clutter your home over the years, but now is an excellent time to eliminate the bits and bobs that have piled up over the years that you will no longer need. Carefully consider If you will use any items and if in doubt, then throw them out. Make a box for items you don't want to take with you and can be donated to charity or recycled.
4. Arrange for the council to pick up large, unwanted items
If you are happy to get rid of old furniture and wardrobes, consider contacting your local council to collect unwanted items. Depending on the type of items and your local council, there could be a charge for this service. You could also decide to sell these items on eBay or Gumtree or donate to the Age Concern Charity.
5. Dismantle non-essential furniture and cabinets
Always try to dismantle furniture and cabinets you want to take with you, providing they can be reassembled. This will make them much easier to move, and they also have far less chance of being damaged if packed flat.
6. Arrange final meter readings and bills
It is essential to take your final meter readings for your Gas, Electric & Water to avoid disputes with the new owners. It is also vital to take meter readings as soon as you move into your new house and check them against those provided by the previous occupants.
7. Arrange child and pet care for the day of the move
Moving day can be hectic with many heavy boxes and items around the house, a potential safety hazard for kids and pets. Try to arrange for someone to look after small children and pets on the day of the move to make it easier for the removals team. If you are unable to find someone to look after your pet on the day of the move then keep them in a quiet room with the door shut.
8. Make a list of everyone who needs to be notified about your move
Don't forget to notify friends and family that you are moving to a new address. You will also need to notify your doctor, dentist, children's school, employers and banks, TV licence etc. Failing to do this could result in you becoming a victim of identity fraud. Therefore, It is a good idea to set up a Royal Mail Postal Re-direct to your new address, which typically costs around £40 for three months.
9. Register to vote from your new address
Keeping the electoral register updated is essential to have a say in local and national elections but it is also important to be on the electoral register when buying a house to signing up to a new mobile phone contract as credit reference agencies use information from the electoral register. So, it’s a good idea keep your details up to date. Re-registering to vote can quickly be done online.
10. Clean your new house before you move in
The day of the move can be very hectic with boxes piling up everywhere, and therefore, you may not have time to clean the new property. So, it's a good idea to clean the house before the move day.
11. Ensure parking outside the property is available
Please advise us of any parking restrictions at the property and apply for any parking permits or parking suspensions for the removal company on the day of the move.