It’s often said that moving house is one of life’s most stressful events. However, as with everything, preparation is key! Getting prepared early can take lots of the stress out of your relocation and move everything along smoothly. To help you take the stress out of your move, here are five top tips from our professional removalists.
Make a moving house to-do list
Moving day can feel like a blur, so be prepared with a handy to-do list that you’ve thought of in advance. This should include a checklist of tasks to complete in the weeks and days before your move, the day before your move, the day of your move, and the days following.
If you’re not sure what to add to your list, ask friends and family members who have moved recently. They are sure to have some do’s and don’ts to share!
Declutter your home before packing
Packing up your home will inevitably take a considerable amount of time, so make the job easier for yourself by removing any clutter that can be disposed of before the big move.
Set a couple of days aside for this task and consider creating three piles: one for items to be disposed of (and recycled), one for items that can be donated or sold, and one for items that can be put into self-storage until you need them again.
Start packing as early as possible
Packing up your home will take longer than you might initially think, so get started as early as possible!
Start by packing up the rooms you use least, such as a guest bedroom or second bathroom. Work your way around the house until you get to the areas you will need to use up until moving day, such as your kitchen. Pack as much as you can from these rooms and only leave the essentials until the last minute!
To take the stress out of packing, why not hire a removals company with a dedicated packing service? They’ll have the experience and materials needed to tackle this task efficiently!
Make a moving house essentials box
When you arrive at your new home, you’ll be tired after a long day of moving. The last thing you want is to have lost your phone charger or bedding in a sea of boxes!
Think about what you’ll need to access when you get to your new home and pack it into a clearly labelled essentials box. This might include a kettle and tea bags for a warming cup of tea, a towel and toiletries bag, and some bedding for a great night’s sleep!
Hire a reliable removals company
The most effective way to take the stress out of moving house is to hire a reliable removals company! Removalists are experts at loading and unloading boxes, transporting them from A to B and making sure the day goes as smoothly as possible.
When you hire a BAR-accredited removals company such as us at Dunbar Removals & Storage, you can rest assured that your belongings will be handled with care and professionalism. Whether you require packing services or self-storage, you can trust us to meet your needs exactly!
To learn more about why you should hire a removals company to help with your house move, check out our blog on the matter!
Alternatively, contact us today to discuss your requirements in detail. As Edinburgh’s favourite removals company, you needn’t look further for a service you can trust.