When you’re moving house, the last thing you want to do is pay to move items that you end up throwing away once you’re in the new place. Have a thorough sort out at least two weeks before the move. Make sure you clear items from everywhere – the loft, under the stairs, spare rooms, outbuildings and the garden. It can come as a big shock to discover just how many hidden items there are and how many things you have accumulated over the years.
Picture your new home and think about how and, indeed, whether you actually will use your current furniture in it. The previous owner should have provided you with a document detailing the dimensions of each room, so you can work out what will fit and what there isn’t room for. If it won’t fit, sell it, give it away or take it to the dump straight away. It’s a good idea to visit your new property before completion so that you can double-check measurements and see for yourself whether there’s room for your curtains, furniture, appliances etc. The sooner you begin this task, the longer you’ll have to try to sell unwanted belongings for a fair price, rather than being forced to give valuable items away because you’re desperate to get rid of them before moving day.
A number of factors will determine the cost of using a removals company. The amount of goods being transported is a key consideration, but the distance travelled, size of crew and speed of packing will also play a role in deciding the total cost. A good removals firm will explain their charges and how you might be able to lower the cost. Many firms will offer a discount if you source your own packing materials and help with the packing, for example. Using a removals company for different sizes of house and getting a removals company to pack for you as well.
Ready for move
Moving home comes under the top 5 most stressful life events for many people. Although moving to a new home is exciting and a fantastic fresh start packing up the contents of your home, organising removals and heading off to a new property can also be hard work! That’s why we’ve come up with a handy guide to ensuring that your moving day is as stress free as possible. Follow our top 4 tips and you’ll feel organised and fully prepared for the big day.
1. Make sure you have all your moving day essentials to hand
There’s nothing worse than needing to access something urgently and then realising it’s halfway down the motorway in the removals van! Think about what you will need to have to hand on the day. It is particularly important that you keep any documents that you may need with regards to the house move close at hand. Ensure that these are packed separately from your other belongings and carry them with you at all times.
2. Keep up your energy
Moving house can be stressful both mentally and physically so before you leave your old home make up a care package to keep you and the family sustained whilst you unpack. A thermos of tea and some biscuits will be very welcome after you have settled in and you could also research the best local takeaways for your celebration meal. Of course when you buy with Wrights we really enjoy handing over our welcome hamper along with your house keys. This is fully of goodies and essentials to really help you feel at home.
3. Stay in contact with your estate agent and solicitor
People generally move house on the day that they complete on the sale so it’s really important to keep in contact with both your solicitor and your estate agent. Make sure that you have all of their contact details and that your mobile phone is fully charged so that they can get hold of you if necessary.
4. Get your friends and family involved
Many hands make light work and a sure-fire way to help with your stress levels is to see if friends and family will come round to help you unpack and settle in. It’s great to feel supported in your new home and having a few extra people around to help with cleaning, unpacking cases and rearranging furniture can be a real help at such a busy time.
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