Moving is notoriously stressful. But it can be a whole lot easier if you follow some simple guidelines for a smoother move. With a bit of forward planning and some on-the-day organisation your home move will be less of a problem and more of an exciting opportunity. Take a look at these easy move tips:
1. Pack the Bed Separately
Not the whole bed, but the sheets and pillows you need for your first night. You won’t want to rummage through all the boxes trying to find something to sleep on when you are exhausted after the day’s move.
2. Keep the Fridge Fresh
A quick tip to keep the fridge smelling nice and fresh once you have cleaned it and dried it is to put some baking soda or some charcoal into a sock and place this in the fridge. It removes odours before they start developing.
3. Use Correct Boxes for Weight
Heavy items should be placed in the smallest boxes and vice versa. You will never be able to lift a giant box filled with heavy hardback books, and it is also dangerous for movers. Extremely heavy items should be placed in boxes that are clearly marked “heavy”.
4. Stay in Touch with Your Removals Firm
Make sure your removals firm, such as http://www.advanced-removals.co.uk, has all your details handy including more than one mobile phone number in case one battery dies. Make sure you are all clear on the schedule for the move and what time exactly the pack up and the move will take place.
5. Don’t Pack Valuables
No matter how reliable your removals people, make sure you take any valuables with you in the car and don’t pack them in the van. You don’t want to risk losing anything and also you need to safeguard important pieces from damage.
6. Pack an Essentials Box
Make one box, which is clearly labelled and easily recognisable, the essentials box that is filled with the things you will immediately need in your new home. Include coffee, tea, mugs, a set of disposable plates and cutlery, cleaning supplies, a torch, snacks, toilet paper and your essential toiletries. Make this the first box you open when you arrive.
7. Help Pets Chill Out
Send a pet onwards first with a friend or relative, or have them stay at a friend’s house when you pack the majority of the home. It is very stressful for pets and they will also be out of your way and not underfoot.
8. Take Care with Computers
Pack all components for the computer together in the same box, wrapped individually and padded to avoid knocks and scrapes.
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