Moving home requires a lot of organizing. Our 5 tips for moving home in the East Midlands will ensure a successful move
1. Request A Home Survey
Number 1 on our list of 5 tips for moving home in the East Midlands has got to be having a home survey. The main purpose of a home survey is so your chosen moving company can assess the volume of items you would like to move. This is so they can provide you with a fair and accurate quote. Requesting a home survey will iron out any difficulties or issues you may face prior to your move. Your move coordinator will be there to provide the support and assistance you need when moving home. They will be able to explain the moving process to you and what you should expect on the day of your move. Requesting a home survey will give you the option to meet our team on a face to face basis, where we can guide you and your move in the right direction.
2. De-Clutter Before Removal
Prior to your house removal it can be a good idea to sell, give away, recycle or donate your old, unwanted furniture and bric-a-brac. This will not only save you valuable space in your new home, but can also make your entire move less costly at the same time. If you are moving from a big house to a small house. flat or bungalow, you may need to consider donating your old furniture or items. When moving to your new home the last thing you’ll need is boxes and furniture blocking the path you have to walk.
3. Home Packing
When packing your home it can take several months to complete, especially when doing it yourself. An experienced removals company will most times complete your home packing, within the working day, saving you valuable time and effort. Packing your home depending on the size can be physically draining, so we would always recommend hiring a professional and experienced house removals company to pack your entire home for you. Another great benefit of having your house removals company complete your packing, is that if any item is damaged, it will be covered through the company’s insurance.
4. Keep A Checklist
Keeping a checklist will help you to stay on top the most important things your house removals company can’t help with. These include notifying the relevant bodies of your change in circumstances. Some of these bodies may include the following:
- Schools, Colleges and Universities
- Gas, Electric, Water
- Doctors, Dentist and other health care providers
- TV, Phone Line and Broadband providers
- Home Insurance and Car Insurance
- DVLA and any other relevant bodies
- Cancel any subscriptions such as newspapers, milk man, etc
5. Moving Home With Children
For children, moving home can be a very confusing and emotional time. They will need constant reassurance and will need to be involved in the run up to the move as much as possible. Here’s some helpful tips of how you can involve your children in the moving process.
- Let them pack their own belongings
- Allow them to choose and decorate their new room
- For extra fun, why not let the children label and decorate their own removal boxes
However on moving day it is advisable that when ever possible children stay with friends or family. The disruption of the move can cause distress and upset, especially for younger children. Having them out of harms way will not only give you piece of mind, but also give you the time needed to concentrate on the tasks at hand. Following our 5 tips for moving home in the East Midlands will make the whole moving process a whole lot calmer.
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