Moving. A word that initially brings excitement but quickly can lead to panic and stress – statistically moving house is proven to be one of the most stressful things you can do. One of the easiest ways to do this is to hire a removal company to look after everything for you.
So why not check out the tips below to discover some ways to reduce your stress and making moving a breeze…
Before you even think about anything else always have a good sort out and declutter. A house move is the perfect excuse to go through room-by-room and get rid of stuff you don’t need anymore.
You can buy boxes and some removal companies do provide boxes but why not ask on local selling groups or ask your local supermarket if they have boxes you can recycle for little to no cost.
Use newspaper or save wrapping from parcels. Again, check eBay and local selling groups as people will often pass it on.
Label, label, label
Once you’ve packed your boxes use a black marker and label them, for ease when packing and unpacking – put fragile items in well marked boxes and ensure they are well wrapped.
Finding a removal service
It can be daunting trying to find a removals company but ask around for recommendations and ring around for quotes – prices can depend on the amount of items to be moved, the size of your house, distance, and so on.
You can search online, for example, for ‘cheap removal service in and around London‘ or local to you to find a list of companies to check out.
Once you’ve whittled it down to 2 or 3 companies you can ask them to come round and quote you – if they will only quote over the phone then don’t forget to account for loft, garage and shed ideas that need to be factored in.
Moving a distance away? Why not check out removal companies local to your new house – it may work out cheaper.
And always check access both ends – make sure there is adequate parking and access.
Check insurance & be prepared
Of course it is vital to make sure the company you choose has adequate insurance – just in case anything were to go wrong. For extra security why not write a sheet of instructions to send ahead, such as valuable items, floor plans and any items that you intend to move yourself.
It’s finally moving day – make sure you keep a box to hand with a kettle and tea/coffee/snacks plus a phone charger; clear the house a room at a time and always do one last walk through to check all is well.
With the help of a reputable removals company moving house should be easy! 🙂
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