In order to ensure your move is stress free, it is necessary that you don’t leave things to the last minute.One effective way is to create a step-by-step plan, or something that will guide you through the removal process.
The first thing to consider is setting an official moving out day
preferably a few weeks away for a smooth, planned move. This is so that you can use the time efficiently between now and then. Deciding on a day will also allow you to hire a professional removals company, if there is a need to do so.
The second factor to consider is how you will calculate your budget
For example, if you have enough money saved on the side, then you can hire a professional truck to help relocate any large or precious belongings. If your budget doesn’t allow you to do this, then consider asking for help from friends and family members. The more people there are to offer a helping hand, the more stress-free it will be.
Another thing to look into is if your contents insurance will cover the costs of any damage that could possibly occurduring the removal process.
Remember to inform your insurers about your move in advance so that the cover can be transferred to your new property. If you haven’t got a content insurance, it is best to get this sorted out before you move in. Try to find insurers whose content policies will cover any damage costs.
The next thing would be to decide which items you will be taking with you on your move.
Tackle each area or room in the house every day to filter through things that will be kept and things that can be thrown away or even sold.
Group items together that you don’t have a use for anymore but are worthy enough to sell
Choose a method for selling your belongs. For instance, smaller items or articles of clothing can be listed on EBay and if you have any large items such as furniture, you can always consider a garage sale. Another option would be to contact local charities and ask them what items they can accept; many will come down for collection themselves.
Make a list of any supplies you will require such as boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, markers etc.
If you alrea
dy have these, you can make a start with the packing, if not, buy what is needed.
Start early! It might take longer than you expect so take out a week to tackle each room in the house, one at a time.
For instance, you could dedicate one day to just room. This will help you to keep everything organised. Labelling boxes with markings such as ‘kitchen’ or ‘bedroom’ is another useful tip. These boxes can go straight into the correct rooms in the new place.
Once most of your valuables are packed away, check if you need to do any cleaning before moving out.
Allow a few days before moving out to make your new place fit to move into as well. For instance, your new house or flat may require carpet cleaning, dusting or a little decorating. It is easier to get this done before the moving day.