6 Time Tested Tips When Planning and Preparing To Move
If you hate the notion of moving houses, then you are have one thing in common with hundreds of people we have helped move in and from Lyndhurst, Seaford, Frankston, Hampton & Cheltenham. However, a moving company can only do so much to help you relocate to a new house. For this reason, we like to help you avoid much of the hassle associated with moving. If you are reading this, then you want the moving process to be over with as soon as possible. Unbeknownst to many people, you can have a stress free moving, and it starts by being prepared and the move will be seamless.
Visit Your New Home before Moving
The last thing you want to do is start cleaning when you get to your new home, or realise that there are broken fixtures. We advise that you go to your new home before you actually make the move and pre-clean and stock the
kitchen the bathroom and clean the floors. On the day of the move, it will be easy to adjust knowing that you can whip up a hot plate and have a relaxing bath after the long day. You can also use the visit to get the utility companies to reconnect and fix any fittings without the hassle of moving furniture around.
This is also the time to familiarise yourself with the new neighbourhood. The pre-visit will also help you plan every detail about the move when the truck arrives. This includes where the movers will pack the truck, if there are any parking and moving time limitations, and how best your stuff can get into your new home or apartment.
Pack an Overnight Bag
If your new home is a long drive from Lyndhurst, Seaford, Frankston, Hampton or Cheltenham, ensure that you pack an overnight bag. By the time the movers, finish packing up the boxes into the truck, and unloading them at your new location, you might be too tired to start unpacking. The overnight bag will need the essentials such as toiletries, a change of clothes if you have to go somewhere the next day. Also, pack food in airtight containers just in case you reach the new house too late to cook or go out.
Take a Photo of the Electric Connections
A potential headache when you finally settle down is not having a clue of which wires connect to what. Before you embark on disconnecting the electronics, take a photo of the connections. Calling an electrician to do the reconnection could cost you money that could have gone to things that are more important such as groceries or tipping the movers.
Hire Movers over Getting Friends to Help You Move
Many professional movers have insurance and in case you have many fragile and breakable items, a moving company is your best bet over friends and family members. The reason for this is that should anything break while moving, the company’s insurance will pay for the item. Friends will be at pains to pay you for the broken items. It is also crucial that you make an appointment to allow the moving company to include you in their schedule.
Pick the Right Day to Move Out Of Lyndhurst, Seaford, Frankston, Hampton & Cheltenham
Moving might be a no brainer, but do you know the weather could affect how seamless the move will become? The best time to move is when there are no chances of rain, and on a weekday. Pushing your moving to the weekend or holidays will have untold glitches such as traffic snarl-ups. Experience has taught us that Tuesday is the best day of the week to move as long as there is no holiday.
Get As Many Packing Boxes as Possible
Most people are looking to save on the moving costs, but it is better to be safe than sorry. You would rather have extra boxes left, since you can always return them for your money back. Get several wardrobe boxers to transport your clothes hanged, as they are, several medium sized boxes and many small boxes. If you order the boxes from us, we are happy to take back the boxes you will not use and give back the money for them.
However, ensure that you have packed items into your suitcases, laundry bins, baskets, and hampers to save on the money you could have used on boxes. Once you have the right number of boxes, ensure that you get the rest of the items you need for packing. This includes tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, among others. We have a move coordinator that can help you make a checklist of everything you need to make the move.
To ensure that you have a successful move you have to ensure that you are well prepared. The above tips will help you prepare everything before D-day. We are a professional moving company with well-mannered and uniformed movers to make your relocation to your new home as smooth as possible