The most common things people forget when moving house.
Sometimes we have too many things to move at once, or the new house isn’t quite ready yet – which means you will need somewhere to put your belongings until you can move them into your new place. Sites like www.sussexremovals.co.uk are a great way to manage your ‘to-do list’ stress-free, without having to worry.
Letting The Right People Know
Just how many people that need to know about your move actually do? You would be surprised at the amount of people who move and simply forget to tell anyone about it, including their family members.
As soon as you have your move date confirmed, start letting people know. Remember to go through all utility providers (telephone, internet, water, electric, etc.) creditors, the bank, doctors, your place of work and anywhere else that you correspond with regularly, and inform them of your new address and contact information.
Use Proper Packing Materials
Underestimating the amount of stuff you’re trying to move and how many trips it will take you to get there is a particularly common problem that arises. It’s always hard to calculate the volume of your goods by yourself.
Make sure you buy the appropriate quantity (too many is better than not enough!) And appropriate quality packing materials (not thin plastic bags from the supermarket!) You can buy your boxes and packing paper from a removal company – not only will they be sturdy enough to withstand the move, but some even offer second-hand boxes which will lower the cost. (Or cheat and get the professionals in!)
Moving On A Weekend
Unless you really can’t control the situation, try as hard as you can not to move on a weekend. It might be tempting to deliberately schedule your move so that you have the weekend to sort your house out without taking too much time away from work, but it’s the busiest time of the week for removal companies, particularly during the height of the summer so you might struggle with availability. But not only that – think about the traffic!
This might sound pretty obvious to remember, but when there’s so much else to think about, little things like labelling a box can easily be forgotten. And although it may seem like a small mistake to make, the impact it can have on your move once you reach the new home can be quite a big one.
Always label your boxes in marker pen with the name of the room they are to be put in when unloading. Mark any box containing fragile items clearly as this will remind you which ones to take extra care of loading and unloading. And mark anything that’s got priority items in it with a number so that it gets unpacked first, (like the essentials box that has everything that you will need for the first night in your new place.)
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