Aug 24, 2022
Selling and buying a house is not a one-week process; it is rarely a one-month process. However, where selling and buying can take months, the actual moving process takes one day, and there may not be more than a couple of weeks’ notice. Such short notice means you must prepare to move in advance, with your belongings well organised. To prepare for a short-notice moving date, you must anticipate being surrounded by boxes for potentially weeks.
There is no doubt that moving house is one of the most stressful things one person can go through. However, when adequately prepared, the entire process can be more manageable. It would help if you prepared several things before you move, from telling yourboss you’re moving house to packing boxes.
This blog post will provide you with the top tips to make moving easier. Vangaroo can offer optimal moving advice and resources, including boxes, tape, wrap, and custom packaging options, along with our service expertise. Check out our services for a quote.
Make Advanced Preparations
Advanced preparations is essentially an umbrella term for letting everyone know you are moving, contacting removal companies, and decluttering. At Vangaroo, we can take the pressure of packaging materials and household and commercial removal. By letting us know you’re moving, we will provide you with the packaging materials to make your move go smoothly. Contact us as soon as you know your moving date; the rest is in our hands.
Making a checklist is also a great way of organising yourself for moving day. A list may seem tedious, but it can be facilitative in remembering important things. Your checklist should include changing your address for mail and scheduling Wi-Fi, water, and gas at your new home. These things should be made a priority early on, but you will not be able to do some of them until you know your moving date.
Advanced preparations will also include home surveys, mortgages, contracts, and insurance.BudgetingMoving house is expensive, and there are things you need to budget for. This includes everything from the cost of moving and packaging to refurbishments in your new home. To properly prepare, it’s best to know these things as soon as possible, so you can begin budgeting for your upcoming moving costs.
We’ve spoken about decluttering in another Vangaroo blog post already, decluttering is one of the first processes of moving house. Getting rid of any unnecessary clutter will free up a lot of room for you and make the entire packing process more manageable and cheaper. To declutter your home, sort through all your possessions by room. It needs to be done by this way, so you can see everything you own clearly, instead of working between the rooms. Once you have sufficiently decluttered, the entire moving process will become so much easier.
Remove any fittings and fixtures that need to be removed and begin to start an inventory. This will assist you in seeing what needs packing in each room, as well as keeping everything organised.
Now, arguably the most stressful part of moving; packing. Although we pride ourselves on an exceptional removal service, you will be required to pack up your belongings in time for our arrival. The best way to do this is to prepare and pack well in advance. Although you will not know your moving date until completion, it’s better for you to pack your non-everyday belongings into boxes in preparation for the big move.
To make packing less stressful, put together your essentials bag. These should be things you need to use every day up until the move. Additionally, it would help if you also had an essential item bag to which you can get immediate access as soon as you move. This bag should include any relevant and crucial documents, chargers, health essentials, toiletries, a change of clothes, and any pet or baby-changing essentials.
Clothing can be one of the most time-consuming things to pack. The best way to pack your clothes is to sort into boxes or even keep them in your drawers and wrap those up. Although this sounds odd, you can save yourself the unpacking time when you arrive at your new home. Additionally, keep any hanging clothes on the hangers to save time. Pack any additional clothing or accessories in suitcases and luggage bags. This is also ideal for those delicate items that may not be safe in boxes.
Aside from your furniture and clothing, most other items should be packed into boxes. It is best to box up by room, so you can quickly unpack those items in the corresponding spaces in your new home. It is even more beneficial to label your boxes, so you know what is inside. Additionally, colour coding boxes with correct stickers will help you quickly identify where each box needs to be.
If you require additional storage options, contact us. Packing extra belongings into self-storage can be an excellent way to lessen the load before you move. Choose items you want to put into self-storage and look at our storage options.
The final preparations for moving will probably be the most stressful. Whilst your moving date will not be the same as your completion date, they can sometimes fall within the same week. This is why you need to be prepared, as you may only have three days’ notice of your move.
Other final preparations will include sending any final legal documents, engaging with solicitors, dealing with legal fees, checking council tax bands, deep cleaning your home for the last time and transferring any deposits. After the moving day, long-term actions will need to be taken around health services, utility providers, and insurance companies.
On The Day
Once the day has come around, Vangaroo will be right around the corner. We will start loading the removal van and assist you in your move. Other responsibilities on the day will include:
- Leaving a note for the new owners
- Leaving and collecting any keys
- Inspecting your new home
- Turning on utilities in your new home
Moving house is never a breeze, but with pre-made preparations, your day will run much smoother. With the help of Vangaroo, your possessions will be caringly stored and transported.