Moving Tips and Tricks
- Make a list to stay organised.
- Declutter early, so you have less to pack.
- A packing plan can help you with time management.
- Think about what you can't move and make arrangements.
- Organise your utilities.
- Keep plenty of time to clean; it always takes longer than you expect.
- Have a moving day survival kit (things needed to get through the day, such as toiletries, chargers, water and snacks).
- Go slow; rushing means things fall between the cracks.
- Consider the room you have in your new property and whether or not you will fit all furniture and contents in.
- Do you have items that you wish to go to auction or charity?
- Get in contact with us at the very start of your moving process and we can guide you along the way.
Yes! We always recommend taking the time to sort through your things and get rid of anything you can do without. Donating or throwing away items can make moving easier and quicker cause your new property to be less cluttered once unpacked. Only pay to move what you need.
No, moving is a big deal, and you should take it slowly. It's improbable you can pack your entire home or business in the single evening before a move, and if you can, it will be exhausting. Best plan ahead and start packing or organising early.
Taking your time and making a plan can make everything go much more smoothly, reduce the risks of anything being overlooked or forgotten and ensure you're not too worn out to enjoy your new home when you arrive.
A vital part of moving into a new property is to get your utilities organised. This includes council tax, insurances and energy providers. You can start thinking about these before you move, so you don't feel rushed afterwards.
Another tip is to take down (and photograph) your final meter readings for gas and electric.
Making sure to take the time to shop around, compare providers and not rush into any big decision can save you time, money and effort in the long term.
If you're keeping the same provider, make sure to let them know in advance that you'll be changing your address so they can keep your account activated.
If you're swapping provider, start looking early so you can book the installation closer to your move-in date. This will reduce the time you go without a connection.
The best rooms to pack first before a move are those which are used least. Spare rooms, garages and attics are great places to start. You should be leaving everyday items to be packed last, and anything vital such as medication should be packed separately and made easily accessible.
While using repurposed boxes can save you time, they may make your move much more difficult. Using the right packing and moving materials, you can avoid box breaks, your belongings becoming damaged, and awkward sizes making packing the van a challenging task.
This doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune. You'd be amazed at what you can find for free, so take the time to ask around.
Also, when booking a survey with our team we are very good at calculating the number of removal boxes required and there sizes depending on what you're packing – We often give you the boxes free of charge on the basis that we get them back once you have unpacked. We ask you to write on the tape we provide and not the boxes themselves. We can then re-use these boxes for charity and clearance work we complete.
While not necessary, labelling your boxes with the room they are to be unpacked in can make everything run much smoother. Including a summary of what's inside can also save you time and help if you need to find an item quickly. We would definitely recommend labeling the boxes if you are taking on the packing yourself.
- Pack room by room
- Clearly label boxes
- Pack a survival kit of things you need on moving day
- Seek specialists to help move special items (such as antiques or valuable artwork)
- Overload or overpack boxes
- Leave empty spaces in boxes (pad if you need to)
- Pack any non-allowed items if using a moving service
- Leave packing till the last minute
- Pack liquids with a loose top or broken seal