Get started by making a schedule for your relocation – a great tip is to start making it at least a couple of months before the move. Include all the major activities and tasks that you will need to complete when organising your house removals. Every move is different so the following ones are only some guidelines and examples of what you may need to do.
Two months before house removals:
- Once you find the new house where you will be moving, start informing your kids and friends about the big change.
- Spread out tasks to all the family members, so each one can be busy while doing something useful. The hustle and bustle may increase, but it will be much easier if you have helpers at every stage of the relocation.
- Make a quick inspection of the entire house to check out which objects you want to move to the new house. From small kitchen appliances to huge home furnishings and pieces of the interior design – there are plenty of objects, which you will probably take for furnishing the new house. Some of the biggest ones require dismantling and protection measurements, so take time when preparing and packing the big items for the move to avoid damage.
- Start by de-cluttering and sorting the items that you are about to move. The goal is to see the true size and volume of what you are about to move. It will help for all the subsequent steps. A great tip is to sort the items by sizes in all the corners of a room. This is so that, firstly, you can take the exact measurements and secondly you can easily move the objects from one place to another, as well as lift or handle the big heavy furnishings. This could take as long as a month.
A month before the move:
- When everything is ready or at least it is ready on your moving checklist, take your time to organize the formal part of the move, which also can take a good long month or even more. It involves informing your gas, electricity, water, phone and internet suppliers about the new address, opening new accounts and closing the old ones. Informing your bank, building society, HMRC; maybe dealing with the documentation for a change of school for your children – don’t forget to check school term dates and your own work schedule for picking the best moment for the move.
- Book a reputable house removal service. To find the best removal company, start by asking friends or colleagues, for example, to recommend a company. This can save you plenty of time and effort searching, while on the other hand, it might be much easier to organise your relocation with an already trusted company.
- Find a company for furniture removals by yourself. It is easy as there are plenty of companies with a wide range of offers and services to meet your specific needs. If you are moving to a small house with only a few items and yet you still can’t fit them in your normal car – then consider renting only a slightly bigger van than your normal car. There are also options for man and van hire, several men with a much larger van or even a truck with a trailer.
Up to the moving day:
- Check and double-check the list and the inventory sheets. Spend the days until the moving day on final touches and preparation of your belongings. Check out the condition of all the packaged and wrapped objects.
- Pack and wrap the objects that you use more frequently, so you can use them until the last moment of the moving day. Try to leave as few objects for packing at the last moment, as possible.