Relocating your family or self-employed business isn’t ideal, but it certainly provides an element of excitement for both you, your family or even your colleagues as you start with the next chapter of your lives.
When you do move house, there are a few common things that will need to be completed to help your move go as smoothly as possible.
Here at Davis and Mac, my partner and I have devised this basic, but useful list of top tips for moving house and will tell you how you can implement these ideas.
Let’s take a look at a quick overview of the topics that we will cover throughout this post.
We firmly believe that there are five key areas to moving house. These are; Understanding your dates, your preparation, your organisation, your protective instincts and last but certainly not least, your mode of transportation.
So without further ado, this is our top tips for moving house.
1. Understanding your dates
When we created this guide, we simply went through all of the things that we could think of that we may encounter if we moved.
Once we decided on a small selection of topics, we broke them down a little further to create a list of the most important (at least what we would consider being the most important).
Knowing your dates when you are moving property is very important. Understanding when your contracts have been agreed and signed, to collecting keys and deciding on a concrete moving day – it all contributes to moving home.
We suggest that you stay in regular contact with your solicitors so that you can agree an exchange date. These guys will be handling your sale/purchase, while working closely with your preferred estate agents. If anyone will know when the keys are ready – it’s these guys!
2. Your Preparation is Key
Another one of our top tips for moving house is your ability to prepare effectively.
When you are moving, you are inevitably going to have to do some packing at some stage. It’s worth taking a trip to your local DIY store and picking up a couple of items that will make your preparation a little easier. These could be cardboard boxes, packing paper and bubble wrap (we will talk about this later).
It’s also worth contacting a removals expert. For example, if you lived in London, it could be worth looking for a removals company that works in London and the surrounding areas. They will be able to provide additional support when you move.
The third area on our list of top tips for moving house is the ability to be organised and get organised quickly.
I would say that on average 9/10 families purchase new furniture when they move property. Of course, this is just a personal thought as I have no data to compare with, but I know I certainly would.
If you are ordering new furniture make sure that you confirm delivery dates with the depot/warehouse (especially in the holidays) as they may become delayed.
4. Protect Your Items
This goes without saying really, but make sure that your delicate items are well packed and fully protected.
Just as we mentioned earlier, you can use bubble wrap to provide an extra protective layer for delicate items such as glass, crockery, fine china or even decorative items such as pictures and artwork.
However, protecting your items doesn’t have to be physical. If you are using a removals company, make sure that they are insured, or your items may not be covered if there was every any incidents.
Whether you like it or not, the best way to get to your new property hassle free is by hiring a professional man and van in Chelsea. However, if you do not live near Chelsea, I’m sure that there is a local removals team near you.
These are not your only options, though.
You can hire a van yourself. Simply search for a self-drive removal van hire company, and you will be able to load and transport your items yourself.
Top Tips Recap
Hopefully, you have found some of these top tips for moving house useful, if not all of them!
Let’s start from the top.
It’s worth writing down any dates that associated with your move, whether that be moving in dates, final bill dates, exchanges, anything that can be considered significant really.
Get yourself ready. Buy some packing equipment, know what is going where and when. We mentioned above, purchase some relocating materials from a local DIY store.
Contact your delivery teams. If you have arranged for new furniture to get delivered, confirm delivery dates and times with the company to make sure that someone is available to sign for them and take the delivery.
Use bubble wrap and insured removals companies to keep your belongings safe. Delicate items such as crockery can easily break, even under the slightest amount of pressure.
Hire a van yourself or employ the services of a local man and van team. They will be able to assist with the packing, organising and delivery of your items.