Moving house is a daunting task but when done correctly can be quick, efficient and hassle-free.
This quick removals guide provides tips on making your moving experience less stressful:
Your first step in any move is to start boxing up your loose belongings. You can buy boxes or acquire them from your local supermarket. Be sure to get plenty of packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper and a permanent marker.
Pack up one room at a time, starting with the least used space and ending with your kitchen goods. Wrap fragile items in packing paper and bubble wrap to provide them with extra protection. Place the items tightly in the box. Spaces may lead to items knocking together during transport and becoming damage.
Don’t overload boxes as they will break and may be too heavy to lift. Rather fill spaces with additional packing paper if a box becomes to heavy. Remember to tape the top and bottom of your boxes.
Mark the box with a number and the room that it belongs in. For example, “Box 1 – Living Room”. Write the number and name on an inventory list. You may want to list the items stored in the box too in order to make things easy to find when you need them in your new home. Remember to mark the necessary boxes as fragile and include an arrow to show which way up.
Alternatively, opt for a professional packing service to take care of this, the most time consuming and aggravating removal task.
2. Furniture Items
Your furniture items may require some additional protection during transport. Wrap larger items in plastic and secure with packing tape. Make sure that all glass shelves, doors etc. are removed and covered in bubble wrap as well as mirrors, pictures and other glass. Other shelves and drawers should also be secured or removed and transported separately to wall units, dressers, desks and other furniture items.
Draw a sketch of the floor plan in your new home and fill in where you would like the furniture items to be placed. Provide this sketch to your removal company to speed up the process. Don’t chop and change your mind about the placement during the move. You can always move items around later.
3. Additional Steps
Find out if your current household insurance covers your household goods while in transit and what that cover involves. If you don’t have insurance or your current insurance does not provide cover, ask your removal company if they offer short term insurance.
You may need to store your belongings for a few days in between the day of exiting your current home and moving into your new home. Find out if your removal company provides storage or look for a storage facility near your destination.
You may want to hire a cleaning service to ensure that your new home is in perfect order before moving in. A cleaning service is also a great for cleaning your old home professionally after you have moved out.