Moving House Tips | How to do it smoothly

This is it! You have found a more spacious flat/house to accommodate your family better, or you just got your mortgage sorted out.

It’s time now to think about packing all your stuff and go. It’s not that simple, we know. The whole moving process can be stressful and chaotic.

So why not plan it carefully and do it as smoothly as possible? There are some essential tips to follow when you think about moving house.

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Just take the essentials 

Go through furniture, clothes, and clutters in general. It’s likely you won`t want to take everything you have at home to your new residence.

Decluttering will help you to save time and space. It’s also will be that perfect moment to take things to charity and even treat friends that may be needing a new bedside table etc. Make a list of all objects you don`t need any more.

You will be surprised to see how many things we can accumulate all over the years. It’s probably the best decision you can make before packing.

 

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Don’t take your clothes off the hangers

That’s probably the easiest way of keeping your clothes organised and ready to go from a place to another. The only thing you will need is a plastic bag (like a black bin bag, for example) to put over the clothes (got for each five/ten pieces in each bag) to tidy them up and relocate them.

It doesn’t matter if they are pairs of jeans or t-shirts, everything will be organised as soon as you place them in the new home. Not to mention that you will be able to reuse the bin bags as well.

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Update your bills and correspondence

You won’t leave it to the last minute, will you? I don’t think anyone needs to be reminded about this.

But just in case, don’t forget to update your address on banks, GPs and every other kind of other correspondence you usually receives. Do it at least a few weeks before the day of your moving. You can even do it all online. Just don’t postpone it.

 

Coloured code your boxes

My memory is terrible. I simply forget everything easily and taking notes is the way I keep my memory fresh sometimes. So, when moving, I would try to think it’s essential to “name” every single box.

But at the same time, I don’t like exposing what is inside my boxes. using a coloured coding sticker is better in this case. This way you know what it’s inside and the rooms that each box belongs to.

 

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Count on professional help

Way before packing all your belongings, it’s fundamental to find a reliable removal company. We always think that it’s cheaper to hire a van or even our own cars to move.

But sometimes it’s just stress-free step when you decide to use professional help. You can always count on a removal quote before closing any deal. This way, you know exactly how to work with your budget.

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I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications. Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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