Handy Hints – our aide memoir for your home move
Handy hints page is here to help you, just like a man with vans. House moving is a big undertaking and lack of proper planning will make things unnecessarily stressful. So here are some handy hints to make your move smooth.
Planning & preparation is the key to success and you cannot start too soon. Fail to prepare and you will be preparing to fail. So a plan of attack is needed for a successful house move. You must confirm that the new premises are ready for you to move into before you vacate your current premises.
Take an Inventory ideally you should take an inventory of the furniture, furnishings, electrical equipment, and supplies that are going to the new dwelling and where they will be situated. A lot of complicated things can be sorted out with ease with a little management. Separate the things that are required in the new home or office and the things that must be left behind.
Make a tick list
Make a priority list – a list of priorities for unpacking and rearranging things at your new home or office, will help the friends and family divide up the work. Arranging furniture in a new home or office is not a one-person show. You can direct them on the right rooms where the relevant furniture and boxes should be placed. You can even make a layout plan for the living room and the bedroom, so that the furniture can be placed in the right location first time.
Don’t move stuff twice
Dispose off unwanted items you will probably have things, you just don’t use or need anymore or that aren’t suited for the new home or office. After determining the items that are no longer required. Sell them on eBay, gumtree or place a post card in a shop window. Or take them to a recycling centre. As moving light is always good and moving fewer things means that you have to pack fewer boxes, which consequently leads to reducing the removal costs.
Packing, unpacking & the placing of the boxes.
You can pack and box up items that are not used everyday well in advance of your move date. When boxing up items, use a marker pen to detail where the box is designated for i.e. office, main bedroom, kitchen, garage or storage. Don’t open all the boxes at once or in a single day, as it will lead to a mess. The things should be unwrapped on the basis of their priority in the home or office.
Dissembling & Reassembly Arrange in advance for the large pieces of furniture like – beds, tables, desks washing machine and cookers to be disconnected, disassembled & re/assembled by the removals company or a capable helper. Confirm they have the tools such as allen keys, pipe grips and electric screwdrivers. As this task is time consuming and your attention will be needed to oversee the entire move. Keep together parts, screws, bolts, hinges etc, they can be bagged and taped to the relevant piece of furniture.
Know where the kettle is
Kitchen should be the first place to do unpacking – Unpack the essentials firstly and leave the things that are not required on a daily basis. You cannot perform anything that needs strength and energy, with an empty stomach. Your family members ought to feel appetite after a long and tiresome journey. Kitchenware and electric appliances, like toaster and oven are the first things that need to be unwrapped. You can easily locate what you need, if proper marking and labelling is done while packing,
Take regular breaks & remember Rome wasn’t built in a day – stop for a tea/coffee or cold drink and a bite to eat. Time flies by when you’re in the thick of it. So it’s good to feed the troops and take time out to regroup and look at what needs to be done next. Remember, that the task of unpacking is not a one-day process, so don’t hesitate to postpone remaining tasks for the next day.
You’ve already found us!
Finding a reputable house removals firm. Ask around for recommendations, that’s the best way. Alternatively, ring around a few furniture removals firms that you like the look of and then get some quotes. Also be sure to ask a few questions about their experience.
Advise your utility companies and finally, don’t forget to take meter readings and advise your utility companies a.s.a.p. Also remember to get your mail redirected.