House moving is a difficult task, it can be a daunting experience to pack up all your possessions and leave for a new location. You must plan ahead before you can decide to move your home from one place to another.
First, budget your move
Try to understand whether a home removal company is an acceptable cost to your move, you’d be surprised how budget friendly it can be when you compare the prices of house removal companies around the UK, this can be a stress free experience when you get the professionals in to do all the heavy lifting.
Make a list
You need to make a list of the items that needs to be moved to your new home and keep items you no longer need separate so that you can donate it to charity or dispose of it easily during your move.
Start packing small and removable items from day 1
You should start packing the removable and small items from the day you decide to move to your new home. Starting small is the key to getting a move on, taking bite size pieces out of your move will help you make progress every day. Never try to pack everything on the day of the move, its simply unnecessary stress for you and your helpers.
Consider selling your bulky items
You should remove the items which you think that will not come with you to your new home and that they are not worth taking with you. You can start by considering selling your old furniture. It is the most difficult to move after all and you would get extra cash to spend on your new move. If you do not require it then just sell it or give it to someone who can recycle it.
Start packing at least 2 weeks before your move
There is a chance that at the time of packing you might forget what to take with you. So, you should just start your packing 2 weeks before moving. This way you have ample time to consider what needs packing and how it can be organized, this will make your move more efficient and help with unpacking too as you know exactly where all items are.
Make sure you change the address for utilities and banks
As you move into your new home make sure that your current home’s utilities and bank account addresses have been changed to the new home’s address, if you are changing utility providers then let them know how about your move so they can finalize your bills.
Moving can be stressful but preparation and planning ahead can make this less painful, hiring a professional company to help you with your move might be an option, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to help pack your items, some companies offer a packing service as well which means they will come to your property a few days prior to the move and pack up your items as well, prices may vary however so do your research and I hope you the best of luck on your move!