We know that getting everything you own from one place to another can be one of the most stressful parts of moving. Good thing we have gathered these 5 simple tips for you. Congrats on your new home! Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything to your new home.
1 -Book your removal van in advance
Removal companies get busy, particularly during the holidays, so you need to book them at least 3 days or a week in advance.
This also allows you to get ready ahead of time, and it also allows a representative from the company to view your property to give you an accurate quote. In addition, you can find out what the removal company will do for you, such as packing, carrying and so on- definitely worth looking into if you’re moving heavy items.
2- Mark out zones for rubbish
Particularly when it comes to clothing, it’s easy to accidentally throw out the wrong items if everything is in black bin liners. This means you need to mark out clear zones for rubbish, recycling and items that need to go to a charity shop before you start. Even better, use different colors of bag for rubbish and charity shop items so that you can see at a glance what needs to go where.
3- Use small boxes for heavy items.
simple moving and packing tip: pack books in a small box. It sounds obvious, but if you’ve ever known the struggle that is carrying a large cardboard box stuffed full of college textbooks across a parking lot, then you also know this advice cannot be overstated.
Fill your small boxes with heavier items and use large boxes for light things like decorative pillows, towels, and linens.
4- Defrost your fridge at least one day before you move.
Defrost fridge before moving to a new home. Who wants to wake up to a grungy, mildewy fridge in their new home?
No one. No one at all! Take time to thoroughly clean your fridge and wipe away all the liquid before you haul it to your new home.
Whether you’re leaving rented accommodation or a previously owned property, you’re going to want to leave it in a good, clean condition. If you don’t clean your rented property, you may not get your deposit back in full, and if you have sold your property and leave it in a state, your buyers may complain or ask for the cost of professional cleaning.
The more time you give yourself, the less time will be spent furiously cleaning on moving day. If you’re particularly busy,
you could hire a professional to clean once your boxes are all out of the way, which will be easier than trying to clean around items.