Contrary to popular belief, moving house doesn’t have to be a stressful experience! By planning ahead and hiring a professional remover, you can make even the most complex move easy. Here are a few essential tips that will make moving house a breeze!
Start planning as early as possible
The earlier you start planning your move the easier it will be to execute. If you are moving to another location within the same country, start planning the move at least 30 days in advance. If you are moving internationally, double that.
Start by create a moving strategy and schedule. Your strategy will include details of how you intend to move everything. Will you be using a professional remover? Will you be moving your cargo by air, road, sea or a combination of those methods? Do you need to move quickly or do you have plenty of time? Will you require multiple cargo containers or will a part load removal be more appropriate?
Next, create a schedule with important dates. This may include the removal pickup date, visa application dates, utility service connection dates for your new home, and the date you must tell your landlord that you are moving.
After creating the moving strategy and moving schedule, write a comprehensive checklist of everything that must be done, in sequential order. Being organised will dramatically reduce the stress that you experience while moving and definitely makes your life easier!
Choose a remover early on
Look for removers that are experienced, professional, and qualified. Once you have identified a number of potential removals companies, ask for quotes. Make sure you give the removal company all of the information they need and inform them of any unique requirements that you may have.
Discuss the finer details with your move coordinator
If you have decided to use a professional removals company like MoveCorp, you will be assigned a dedicated move coordinator. They are experienced removers with years of experience in the industry. They will help you understand the removals process, answering any questions you have, and keeping you updated on the status of your removal. If you have any questions or concerns, mention them as soon as possible!
Hook up essential services as soon as possible
Organise to have essential services connected to your new home as soon as possible. That includes your electricity, Internet, gas and/or telephone services. Remember to disconnect any services from your previous residence.
Purge the items you don’t really need
Now is the time to get rid of any possessions that you won’t require in your new home. Sell, discard, give away or store items that you haven’t used in a while. This step can dramatically reduce the cost of your removal.
Create a packing kit
A packing kit is a collection of items that you will need when boxing up your possessions. This will include scissors, tapes, newspaper, black markers, inventory lists, and boxes.
Wrap some breakables in clothing to save space
If you are trying to reduce the number of boxes you require for the move, consider wrapping some items in clothing instead of bubble wrap. You can even wrap your glasses in socks! This technique can help you save money on your removal.
Create a cleaning kit
If you are renting or selling your home, you will have to make sure it is very clean after you move out. Create a kit of essential cleaning items to help you achieve this task. This should include detergents, buckets, mops, sponges, bleach and other cleaning essentials. Having this equipment in one place will make your final clean much easier. You can also use this kit to give your new home a “pre-clean” before you move in.
Make sure your inventories are comprehensive
In addition to placing an inventory list into each box, photograph it with your phone. This will help you find items later on and makes it easy to check if anything is missing. You should also label the outside of each box clearly. Write your name and the name of the room the box’s contents came from.
Create a “day one” kit with the essentials
Have a single clear plastic box that contains items which you will immediately require on arrival in your new home. This may include plates, cutlery, toiletries, and electronic devices. This will help you relax in your new home without having to search through many boxes for the items you need immediately.
Have a separate box or bag with important items
Place all of your essential items into a box or bag that is clearly labeled “do not pack” so your removers don’t touch it. Place essential items into this container including insurance policies, medications, personal identification, rare photographs, work documents, jewellery, keepsakes, health records and so on. Keep these items with you, so there is no risk of them being misplaced or damaged during the removal.
Backup important electronic files before moving
If you are transporting computers or other electronic storage devices to your new home, backup their contents before they leave. They may be lost, damaged, or stolen during the journey. You don’t want to lose years worth of photographs because you misplaced a hard drive while packing your car.
How MoveCorp Make Moving House Simple!
MoveCorp is a professional removals company with decades of experience. We make moving house simple for our clients by providing a wide range of services including:
- European and international removals services
We provides removals services to most countries and are one of the most experienced international removals companies in the world.
- Professional packing service
Our experienced removers will efficiently pack your possessions for you, ensuring they are well-protected for the journey to your new home.
- Many insurance policies
We offer clients a wide range of insurance policies for their cargo. These policies are designed to suit any budget and cargo type.
- Box shipping
We can ship individual boxes anywhere in the world with our box shipping service.
- Air freight services
Do you need to ship an item fast? Our air freight services will help you move cargo extremely quickly.
- Storage services
We provide affordable short-term and long-term storage services for our clients. All international removals come with 30-days free storage!
To learn how MoveCorp can make moving house easy, contact our friendly staff today