Top Tips for Moving Day

Moving van with cardboard box and chairs by house

You’ve bought your perfect home with the help of Conveyancing Solicitors Reading but now have the daunting prospect of packing all your worldly goods! It’s a big job, however with a little preparedness, it doesn’t have to feel like the end of the world! If you still need Conveyancing Solicitors Reading, visit a site like Sam Conveyancing for advice.

1. Start straight away

As soon as you know you are moving, start planning by writing down what you need to do and when and make a start on what you can ahead of time. If this sounds ambitious, just trying to leave no more than three to four weeks before the big day.

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2. Do not compromise on the move

You’ll find many options for removals, whatever your budget and how much you need to move. For bigger moves, it’s recommended to find a removal company registered with the British Association of Removers or use someone who comes recommended from family or friends. Get at least three quotes and go with what you feel is best suited for your move, not the cheapest.

3. Begin your packing early

A lot of people delay this step to the last minute but if you look at the task in manageable chunks, it will seem a lot more achievable. Sometimes you can pay extra and get the removals people to pack up everything for you.

4. Label your boxes

This sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s surprising how many people overlook this. Place a label on multiple sides so you can see where everything is even when they are piled up. For those who love being super organised, create an inventory of the contents of each box which is especially useful if some of the items will be in storage.

5. Check your furniture will fit through the door

Another common problem is misjudging the size of the entrance come moving day. Remember to spend some time beforehand measuring up so there are no nasty surprises come moving day. Let the removals company if you need a window removed or took the door off its hinges, and check they are insured to do so.

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6. Create a ‘space’ plan for your new home

Sketch where the furniture will be placed in each room. There are no rules to say you can’t adjust it at a later date but you’ll save time negotiating in the heat of the moment and will keep the removals company happy.

7. Keep cables organized

If you have a lot of cables for various devices, the use of coloured sticky labels will be a life saver when it comes to working out which cable fits which device!

8. Have an essentials box

Pack the kettle, tea, coffee and milk in a special box so that you can unload it first. Keep remote controls, mobile phones, mobile phone chargers and other important items you may lose in the same ‘essentials box’ so you know exactly where they are.

9. Make your bed as soon as possible

When you’re exhausted after a long moving day, the last thing you want is to have to make up the bed. Do this first and you’ll be so appreciative when the time goes to go to bed.