You’ve got so much to do when you move home, from arranging the mortgage to choosing a new place to live and down to the little details like switching utilities and making sure your pets are safe in transit. There’s so much to think about, and moving day itself can be the most stressful of them all.
But it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Moving day can – and will – go smoothly with the help of some quick tips to ensure your big day is as stress-free as possible. Here are a few things to remember…
- Clear Your Day
The actual moving of an entire home takes much longer than you may anticipate, so make sure the only thing you are doing that day is moving. For example, don’t try to go to the doctor’s in the morning to change your address, or have a final cup of tea with a friend in your old house.
- Bring in Refreshments
Talking of tea, make sure that you have snacks and drinks easily on hand to sustain you throughout the day (which is particularly important if you have children.) Make sandwiches or organise a cold lunch to be ready to eat when you get hungry as no one likes to move on an empty stomach.
- Book Your Removals Early
Arrange your man with a van in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire as early as possible so that you secure your ideal moving date and so that you can also discuss with them what time they need to arrive, and how long it will all take.
- Get Everything Packed the Day Before
Don’t be rushing around packing boxes as the van arrives. You need to be ready to go out of the door with your things so you make the best use of your time and money. It helps to have a packing schedule with targets in the weeks leading up to the move so you don’t risk leaving things to the last minute.
- Have Extra Supplies Ready
Make sure you have tape, pens, and extra boxes in case something breaks or you realise something isn’t labelled for the move. No matter how organised you are there is always a chance that you missed a few things from the house.
- Pack an Essentials Bag
Pack a case or a box with the things you will need on the day of the move and the night you first spend in your new house. You’ll need things like your phone charger, toiletries, nightwear, tea, a kettle, toilet paper, and other essentials. Make sure this box or bag goes with you in the cab of the van and that you don’t have to scramble around looking for it.
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