8 Tips to Make Moving House Easier

So the day is almost here. You are moving to your new house and need to organise everything. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered. Here are our best tips to make moving house easier. With thousands of moves completed in the last years, we’ve got plenty of experience, so trust us when we say following these steps will make the process much more straightforward.

1. Organise the move early

This is a golden rule. When you’re moving house, you need to avoid making last-minute arrangements. Unless you have to pack up your house and leave in a hurry, you probably have anywhere between 4-8 weeks to make sure you organise everything for your moving day.

2. Donate unwanted items

There’s no point moving boxes from your old home to your new home if they are simply going to be sitting unused for months. Save yourself time and energy by getting rid of these items – charities like Gone For Good can help find new homes for items such as old clothes and electronics.

3. Start packing in advance

Make sure you remain organised when you begin packing up your house by ensuring that you get all the packing materials needed in advance. Then, start packing the seasonal objects and clothes that you use the least, and leave the stuff that you use more often for just a few days before your moving date.

4. Arrange professional movers

Unless you are blessed with a very nice friend who has an empty van, you will probably need to arrange for a professional to help you move house. People often underestimate the number of items they have in their house, and the experts cannot only help you lift the heavy furniture, but also give advice and get things moved more efficiently and effectively. If you need help with your move, contact our friendly team at Now We’re Moving for a free quote. 

5. Pick the right van

If you’re moving a short distance, you may be able to get away with using a small van and making more than one trip. However, it’s easier if you can manage your move in as few trips as possible. 

Bearing this in mind, it will be helpful to make sure you have the right size van to fit all your belongings safely.

6. Pack an ‘essentials’ bag

Make sure you have an overnight bag with all your personal essentials. Even if you’re just moving next door, you should have a bag with all the items that you will need to be ready to function the next day.

7. Notify important contacts of your new address

Make a list of utilities and companies at both your existing and new home that need to be notified of your moving date in advance. Getting an appointment for your Internet installation can often take weeks if not months, so make sure you tell them a while in advance.

8. Keep your movers in the loop

Requesting packing materials such as boxes and tape is one thing, but when you get to the big, heavy items, it is important to share as much information about your removal needs with your movers as possible. 

You should inform your movers if you have overweight items e.g. a piano, pool table, and if there are any access restrictions such as a small elevator, walk-up only or a narrow driveway. 

 

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