You could be the most cool and collected person out there, but one thing that is bound to tip your stress levels is moving home. There is so much to do and organise and more often than not it seems like there isn’t enough time to do it all.
Fortunately, with years of experience in the removals industry, MooveIt Removals have Four handy tips that will help ease your stress and make your house move as smooth as possible.
Declutter – No matter how big or small your current property is the likelihood is, that over the years various amounts of unnecessary bits and bobs will have accumulated, often taking over specific draws or cupboards when there is actually no use for them and there probably never will be. This is where you have to be brutal and make decisions of what to keep and what to throw away. For some this can be simple but for others letting go of some things is quite difficult to do.
It is always best to start decluttering as soon as possible leaving plenty of time before your house move so you have the time to decide what’s worth keeping, what should go to charity shops, what can be recycled and what needs throwing away. It is best to be as ruthless as possible as you will not only feel the benefits while packing up your home but when it comes to unpacking at the other end you will be glad you have a lot less ‘bits’ to find a new space for. For more helpful tips on how to declutter your home check out one of our previous blog posts - https://www.wemooveit.com/blog/home-declutter-moving-tips
Make A Checklist – Take time to sit and write out a thorough check list of everything you need to get done before moving day arrives. This will not only help you keep on top of what needs doing, you can organise your time to get the tasks ticked off and it ensures you don’t forget anything which also helps take some of the stress out of moving home. Your checklist should include everything to do with the move, dates and times, tasks and people that need informing of your house move such as insurance and utilities.
Get Help – No matter how organised or handy you are it is always easier if you have a little help. Ask friends or family to pitch in where they can help with packing or transporting some stuff from your old house to the new one for you, every little helps! If you have chose to use a removals company like us here at MooveIt Removals you can also enlist the help of our dedicated team, we can help with everything from packing to disassembling and reassembling furniture. Again, getting that extra bit of help can ease the stress of moving home.
Arrange Utilities – Finally, make sure you have all your utilities in order, cancel anything that need cancelling, change your address with relevant companies, if your changing supplier for anything be sure to cancel your old one and get the new ones set up ready for the day you move in. Also don’t forget about any subscriptions you have such as magazines or books, these can easily be forgotten about and kit could be a while before you notice you’ve been left paying for a subscription that you haven’t been receiving as you never changed address. By doing all of this before you move it means that come moving day you wont have to think about any of it and everything will be good to go as soon as your in so all that’s left to do is unpack and get settled.
If your moving home and would like more advice and tips, or would like to get the help of our dedicated team of movers then contact MooveIt Removals today - 01302 891295
Are you getting ready and excited to be moving to your new home? Here are some excellent before moving home tips aimed at helping you to prepare for your move. Here is how to get prepared to declutter your home before you move which will help your move go smoothly.
We all collect stuff throughout the years and moving home is the perfect time to get rid of some of that stuff we no longer need. Decluttering before you move will not only make you feel better in yourself, it will save you money on the cost of your move because you will have less to pack. The fewer the boxes that need to be moved the more energy you will have and more money in your pocket.
A new home feels like a brand new fresh start. It is a time to begin again and leave all the past behind. It is a time to move into a space where you only have the things that you love and cherish around you.
Decluttering is liberating and we feel freedom when we let go of the extra clutter in our lives. So, if you have been surrounding yourself with stuff that has become a burden, this is the perfect opportunity to let go of the burden and declutter. After decluttering we have a fresh new appreciation for the good things we surround ourselves with.
About six weeks before you need to pack, list all your rooms that you are going to declutter. Give yourself a time limit for each room and do it quickly. Do not spend too much looking at every item and considering whether to keep or not. Keep in mind your fresh new start and only keep items that you use often or you really love to take to your new home.
Into each room take 3 good size boxes with labels of, Keep, Donate/Sell and Throw.
Box – Keep. Only put in this box items that you need to take to your new home because they add value to your life or they make you smile.
Box – Donate / Sell. Put in this box anything that can be used again and is too good for rubbish tip.
Box 3 – Throw Anything broken or fit for rubbish tip goes in this box. Don't be tempted to reopen this box just get it straight to the tip.
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Moovelt Removals offer a wide range of services which includes packing and moving for domestic or office moves and European home removals service for those moving to Spain and France.
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Packing is a daunting thought for most, therefore it often gets put off right until the last minute, but to keep stress levels low an early start to packing is key!
Choose Packing Materials
First things first, before you can pack anything you need to have the right materials at hand such as strong packing boxes, tape, marker pen or labels, bubble wrap and or newspapers. It might be worth buying a packing kit that includes all of these items, as this could also save you money.
If you have saved boxes from a previous move it is worth checking they can still hold weight and cover any old labels so there is no confusion to what is in them.
Most boxes will come with clear instructions on how to correctly put them together, however it is worth taking note of any signage such as this way up so you don’t end up having upside down boxes! The shorter tabs should always be folded in first and the longer ones after, and ensure you property secure them down with tape following all the edges and corners. Try not to overfill boxes as this not only makes them more difficult to lift but you also run the risk of damaging your items.
It is important to clearly label boxes with the room they are intended for and what is in them such as fragile items and if the box does not already specify, which way up it should be held.
If any boxes contain items that you will need quick access to when you arrive at your new property such as kettles, knifes. Forks, spoons etc. then it might be worth listing the contents of the whole box they have been put in.
The first thing you need to do when you are moving office is to choose a new location. Ensure you have plenty of time to find the right office that is going to suit all of yours and your business needs, it is also important to set a deadline or the search could go on for a while! While you are doing this there are a few things you need to be asking yourself:
Whatever the priorities are for your new office you need to ensure that you negotiate the terms of your lease to suit them and the best way to do this usually involves seeking legal advice. A flexible lease is ideal if you’re a start-up business however if you want a non-flexible lease then this will almost certainly take longer to negotiate.
Plan Your Project
There can never be too much planning, if there is a plan in place for every possible outcome then there is going to be no nasty surprises and the office move will go a lot smoother. Planning not only helps the move go smoothly it also helps save time and in the world of business time is money!
Make an Office Move Checklist
6 Weeks Until Office Move:
By using the services of MooveIt Removals for an office move there will be no stress, we provide packing supplies and a packing service, we will set up and build furniture at the new office as well as safely moving all supplies and equipment from the old office.
If your moving office and need a reliable removals service contact MooveIt Removals today – 01302 891295
Before You Start Packing
Its best not to leave packing to the day before you move. You should take time to consider what will need packing carefully and what you don’t need to take with you. It is also a good idea to check your insurance policy to see if you are covered for any breakages. The you can start getting the ball rolling with regards to packing.
In most cases, unless you don’t move much with you, you wont be able to unpack everything in the same day so it is worth planning what you will need easy access to when you move into your new home.
Take time to consider how you will pack your items, things such as books are easy to pack but they are heavy so you might want to limit how many you pack per box, valuables will need to be carefully wrapped so this may take some time, and some furniture will need to be dismantled.
Moving house and all the work involved in packing can be stressful and time consuming. We can help. With our 5 top tips, you can save time and reduce the stress involved in moving house.
Being well organised is the key to our efficiency. At Wemooveit, we take time to consider our preparations. We are well organised for every house removals project. You can be well organised too.
Tip 1 : Look after the little things.
Use small bags and containers to save all the small bolts, screws and other parts from dismantled furniture. If you can store this container in or attached to the furniture it came from.
Tip 2: Secure your cabinet doors and drawers
Use cellophane wrap (cling film). Wrap it around your furniture a few times. This will keep the doors from flying opening and drawers and interior shelves from falling out. If you wrap the entire piece of furniture, it will be better protected against scuffs and scrapes.
Packing Hack #1 Colour-coding or Post-it note descriptions:
It sounds pretty simple, but colour coding and post-it notes can go a long way in terms of organisation.
Grab some different coloured stickers or even different coloured permanent markers, and then colour-code your cartons by room.
For example, blue for all of your kitchen cartons and red for the bathrooms.
Don’t forget to make yourself a colour-coded sheet for reference.
It will make it easier to pack and to unpack.
If you only have plain coloured post-it notes handy, you can still easily reference what is inside the box by labelling them with rooms of the house.
Tip 3: reinforce your packing boxes
Your items may be heavier than you think and standard packing boxes often inadequate. Using packing tape, reinforce your packing boxes. Remember to fill any gaps in packing boxes with scrunched up paper, this will prevent your items from being damaged as they move around.
Tip 4: take photos before disconnecting electronics
Reconnecting the cables to your tv, tv boxes and audio systems, etc is rarely straight forward. Take photos and use colour coding to enable you to quickly reconnect these items in their new locations
Tip 5: Bonus tip
Hiring a Doncaster removals to help you move house is a great idea. We can take away the stress and hassle for you and we are very affordable.
Tip 1: Get an early start to planning
There is nothing more stressful than trying to plan a move on moving day. Make your preparations as early as you can. We would recommend you start planning at least 4 weeks before moving day. An early start will give you time to fully consider the move, ensuring you will feel confident on moving day.
Tip 2: Give away unwanted items
Don’t spend time and money moving items unwanted items. Consider donating or giving away any items you don’t want or no longer need. In the weeks before your move declutter your home, it will make the moving process so much easier.
Tip 3: Start Packing as Soon as Possible
Start packing as soon as possible. Gather your packing materials and pack items that are not in for daily use such as books, picture frames, and ornaments. On moving day you will have much less work to do and you will have plenty of time to think about how each item is packed.
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Moving can be hard on kids. Help them to come to terms with the move and to feel excited about it. Talk to them to ensure they understand the reasons for the move. Ask them about their concerns and provide reassurance.
Tell the kids about the advantages of the new move. Maybe there is a bigger yard or a pool, park or playground nearby. Find out if there are other kids of a similar age near your new home who can be future friends. Are their sports teams or clubs your children can join. Create a vision of a new happy life for your children at the new location.
Encourage your kids to think about their new rooms. This a fresh start for them too. They can plan their new rooms. Ask them for their input into the paint and wall paper choices for these rooms. You can do a great deal to personalise a child’s room without spending too much.