Pack up all items
Before your removals day, you will want to ensure that all larger items are dismantled, packed and any thing smaller than a microwave is placed in to removal boxes. Time is important. Especially when moving a long distance away. So you will want to be sure every thing is organised and made simple for your movers when they arrive.
Make notes of things to take
Prepare a list of all items. It is vital when moving house that, you keep a inventory of all the furniture and belongings you wish to be moved. Number and label all removal boxes. As this will help you to identify, what is in each box and where it belongs. Do not list items you no longer want to keep.
List things not to take
List the belongings you don’t want to take with you. With the items and furniture you do not want. You can sell, or donate to your local charity or send to be recycled. Removal companies will offer a house clearance service. Which will help to reduce the cost of your move and keep your new home clutter free. You can always order furniture once settled into your home.
Don’t forget the essentials
Leave the essentials out for the movers. Its always a good idea to not to pack the kettle, sugar and milk when moving home. Its the first thing you will need, when arriving at your new home for the first time. After such a long day with the movers. Which is exhausting even when doing no lifting.
Clear paths and walk ways
Make sure the paths and walk ways are clear for the movers. While you are contemplating what to do when movers are packing & moving stuff you could be clearing bins out the way, moving plant on to the grass and making sure your movers have safe, clutter free space to work in. This will help speed things up, because the movers will not have to keep stopping and putting furniture down, to move things out of the way.
Toddlers, children & pets should be kept safe
Keep children and pets away while the movers are moving stuff. While the movers are moving furniture, it is vital that you follow the health and safety precautions to ensure children and pets are kept a safe distance from the move. You may decide for them to be looked after by grandparents, friends or close family relatives while the move is in full swing.
Be visible when the movers arrive
Try to be present when the movers arrive. Its best to be at home to direct and instruct your movers, when they arrive on removals day. Explain what work you would like done. As well as the furniture, you would like the movers to take special care with. The movers won’t mind you doing other errands, but its best to be around in case of any questions that need to be asked or if any issues arise.