For some, moving house is an absolute nightmare, what with packing and sorting, and let’s not forget that a team of strangers will manhandle your entire home contents, which for some, it is a little too invasive. While it can be a daunting experience, veterans know how to deal with it, and if you are soon to be relocating, here is some very helpful advice that should ensure a smooth move.
- Source the Right Removal Contractor – This is the key to a stress free move, and there is a wide spectrum of companies, all of whom boast a fantastic service, and with an Internet search, you will have a list of local removal firms to browse. You might be looking for cheap removals in Swansea or Cardiff, and with a location based search, you can ask a few for a quote and then compare. If cost is an issue, you can opt to self-pack, which will keep the price down, but if you would prefer to have the remover do the packing, they have all the resources and materials to make short work of the essential packing.
- Create a Checklist – There are so many things to arrange, and it makes sense to write them down, and each time you complete a task, simply cross it off the list. The list would typically include arranging the utilities to be hooked up at the new dwelling and terminating them at the old home, cancelling any services to the old address, and dealing with your telecom provider.
- Correct Packing – If you want the unpacking to be smooth, you must clearly label each box, stating clearly the room it pertains to, and also clearly indicating the contents. Some people prefer to pack themselves, and in that case, make sure you buy adequate materials, such as tape, labels, and of course, marker pens. There will likely be many items that you do not plan to take with you, and the best way to deal with this is to hire a skip for anything that isn’t useful, while selling usable items in a car boot sale, ensuring that these items are eventually removed.
- Cleaning – Both the old and new property should be cleaned, and if you are unable or unwilling to handle that, there are online cleaning services who can take care of both properties, and it makes sense to have the new abode deep cleaned, prior to moving everything in. It is likely you will receive the keys to the new home a few days before actually moving in, and this is the time to arrange for the clean.
If you have managed to find the right removal company, they will take the stress out of the move, and that leaves you in a position to oversee the entire operation. An established removal company would have the resources to ensure the operation is carried out without incident, and an online search will help you to find the right provider.