Top 6 useful tips to make moving house easier
As one of Hampshire’s most respected removal companies, we have been helping customers with their house moves for over half a century. People as far afield as Romsey, Andover, Southampton, New Milton, Eastleigh, Lymington, Totton, New Forest, Hedge End, Fareham, Chandlers Ford, Ringwood, Salisbury, Bournemouth, and Winchester have benefited from the decades of experience that our team of dedicated house movers brings to every job.
Here are six simple tips to make your house move go as smoothly as possible, taken from our many years in the business.
1. Start early
No matter how much time you think you’ve got before moving house – you’re wrong. Like weddings and Christmas, the time will disappear before you know it. Maximise your chance of a smooth house move by starting to pack as soon as you have your moving date.
2. Out with the old
Moving house is the perfect time to declutter your life. You’ll be surprised how many things you come across in the course of packing that you haven’t used for years. Whether you decide to bin it, donate it, or sell it on eBay, it will make your house move so much easier both for you and the removals company.
3. Lists and labels
This is crucial. Number every box you use when packing up your belongings for your house move. Make a list of everything you’re taking with you, and note which box you have packed it in. A bonus tip: use coloured labels – one for each room in the house – and stick them to the relevant boxes. It makes unloading the removals van so much simpler.
4. Handle with care
While professional packers like the team at Bradbeers know what they’re doing when packing delicate items, it can be all too easy for an inexperienced house mover to underestimate how much protection these things need to survive the whole journey when moving house.
5. Pack a first night box
At the end of a hard day’s moving house, you’re likely to be exhausted, and hardly looking forward to rummaging through boxes for the bare essentials, no matter how neatly you’ve labelled them. Put together a box of the things you know you’re going to need for the first day and night: kettle, tea bags, and cups; toiletries, pyjamas, and a change of clothes; first aid kit and medicines; and, of course, toilet rolls and your mobile phone charger.
6. Hire someone to do it for you
While you can always move house on your own, it’s a difficult job – both time-consuming, and hard work. Why not let a team of professional house movers shoulder the burden for you, so you can enjoy the process of starting a new chapter in your life? At Bradbeer’s Removals and Storage we cover everything from packing and removals to delivery and unloading. Call us today on 01794 523 022 for a friendly chat about your requirements, and to receive a free, no-obligation removals quote for our services.