Moving house not only requires a lot of organisation and planning but it is also an emotional experience. Fine & Country Property Staging reveal their top tips for a smooth move.
For many, it can be an exciting time to be moving into a new property, often your dream home, but for some, when moving is prompted by bad news, such as a divorce or bereavement, the process can be stressful, to say the least.
We have helped move a large number of clients, many in different situations across the country, and we advise on how to make your move as stress-free and efficient as possible. We know all too often there can be hiccups with moving dates and significant delays and that is why planning early is key.
Source a reliable removal firm
Sourcing a reliable removal firm should be one of the early ‘to do’ tasks on your list. It is important that you find a company that has the right-sized vehicles to accommodate the number of items you are moving. Find out if there is any additional help they may be able to offer, too. For example, some firms will help remove headboards from the walls or remove curtain poles. This could be a big help in the long run.
Start packing early
If your removal firm is not packing your boxes, then it is best to get started early with this. Equip yourself with a permanent marker pen, plenty of brown packaging tape, and lots of packing materials such as bubble wrap and newspaper. Boxes can be sourced from a number of places. Amazon has a good selection of sizes at a reasonable price. We recommend using ‘double walled’ boxes as they are stronger and more likely to hold a heavier weight.
Do not forget the garden
It is amazing how many items you can accumulate in your garden over the years, such as beautiful plant pots, furniture and ornaments that all need to be packed. It is worth moving the items you plan on taking with you into one section of the garden, so it is clear. This is a great opportunity to clear out any things you no longer need, as sheds and garages can be a great place for harbouring clutter. eBay and Facebook selling sites are an easy way to list and sell old items which you will no longer need in your new home.
Pack an ‘essentials’ box
Clearly label a separate box and fill it with everything you will need for the first few days in your new home. This can include valuables, phones, chargers, and television remotes. If you have children, think about schoolbooks and their school uniform, as it can be a hassle if these things are difficult to find quickly. If you have pets, make sure their pet food is not too far away.
Remember to pack the kettle last. Moving house is thirsty work and you will be ready for a coffee when you move in.
The key here is starting early. Even before you have an exchange date, you can begin sorting through your belongings, whether by room or perhaps certain areas of your house. It will help you to have less clutter to sort when you are packing.
Contact us today
Fine and Country Property Staging can help you with every step of your move from the staging to the moving. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org