Moving to a new property can feel exciting but it comes with a lot of stress too. You have to make sure that everything gets there in one piece and that there aren’t any issues with the previous owner and/or tenant. You also want to transition into your new space fast and make it feel like home. You probably want to keep the costs low too. Let’s take a look at some tips to follow to have the smoothest move possible.
Start Packing Early
You should start packing as early as three months before you move. This may sound excessive, but it will solve a lot of issues. This will prevent you from having to pack everything at the last minute and will also allow you to see which items are priorities.
You can start packing things that you know you won’t need for a few months right away. Seasonal items fall into that category. The closer you get to the move day, the more you can start packing things strategically. In the end, you will be surprised by how little left you have to pack.
Choose a Good Removal Company Early on
We also suggest that you start looking for a removal company as soon as possible. This will allow you to compare quotes and services and find one that will work the best for you. The most important part is getting as accurate a quote as possible when first talking with companies. Try to go with a company like G W Twilley and Son Removals that can perform video surveys. This will give you an extremely accurate quote without having them come over. If you feel like their price is reasonable and they have a good track record, then you could have them inspect your property in person to give you a final quote.
Sell Everything You Don’t Need or Put it into Storage
Don’t be afraid to let go of things because of sentimental value or because you think you’re going to need them. If you haven’t been using them for a while, there’s no reason for you to keep the items. Getting rid of what you don’t need will facilitate the whole process and will save you money as well.
So, look at everything that you don’t need immediately, and have one set that you will sell, give, or throw away, and things that you will be putting into storage. Consider having a yard sale if you have lots of things to sell and start looking at storage prices. If the items you want to store aren’t worth the price, then you may want to sell them too.
Deal with Formalities
Once you get into your new home, you should make sure that you have all the important documentation needed, and that you start looking for a home insurance policy right away. Also get the number of a local plumber, electrician, and locksmith. Check all fire and security devices and make sure they work. Contact all relevant services so you can initiate the address change process.