How to move house stress free

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things we encounter in life. It’s time we shared with you our top tips on How to move house stress free! All gained from many years’ experience in ‘just moving boxes’! Call us for a no obligation quote.

The 3 p’s of successful removals

  • PLAN AHEAD - The best and most stress free moves are the ones where forward planning is involved! Get your removal quotes in with plenty of time. I’m always amazed at the amount of calls I get from people who exchange contracts on their new home and call a removal company  for the following Friday (busiest day in the removal week) as if they were booking a mini cab! They seem surprised when there is no availability so it always pays to be prepared.
  • PARKING – It might sound obvious but his is one of the most important things to arrange. In controlled parking zones (CPZ) a bay suspension from the council might be required. Relying on sticking a dustbin in the road outside, or parking a ford fiesta in the space that a removal truck needs isn’t quite enough. A good removal company will visit you in your home and check potential parking pitfalls; however we can’t always visit your new home to see what the situation is there. Some properties are too narrow for access by a removal truck and will require smaller vans to make the move. If this is the case, just let us know and we can adjust the numbers of vehicles and manpower accordingly. Do your homework and don’t just guess it will ‘be alright on the day’.
  • PACKING – It’s always best to let the removal company professionally pack your home. It’s cheaper than you think and will save you a lot of time and hassle. You might also want to consider getting some short term storage to help you concentrate on settling in to your new home without some items you don’t use very often. You will then be able to concentrate on all the other things that need sorting with the move.

If you do decide to do the packing yourself, you may want to take a look at our previous blog… Handy tips on packing boxes for your move.

Here’s to making your house move a happy one and taking the stress out of it. Call us today for a quote.