As the new year rapidly approaches we gain an opportunity to start over, putting the difficulties faced in 2020 behind us and letting the excitement build for the year ahead. Starting this new year in a new home is a huge step forwards in your life, whilst the planning stage may seem like an endless list of tasks, once you have got this under control, the moving home experience can be a lovely experience.
Whether you a first-time buyer or you have moved homes multiple times before, there is always something to learn from your experience to better prepare you for the next. In our latest blog, we discuss the top tips to help ensure your home move runs seamlessly from start to finish.
Finalise Your Moving Dates
The first and most important step we can give anyone who is looking to move home, finalise your moving dates nice and early. The last thing you want is to create a whole timescale for your move just to find out that the day you can move into your new home is knocked back. Make sure that you get a definite moving date in writing with your estate agent or landlord, this ensures that you never have to worry about any last-minute changes ruining all of your plans.
Create a Schedule For The Move
Planning is a key part of moving home, without a proper schedule in place it can be easy to get stressed and feel like your getting nowhere. Spend a Sunday creating a schedule for the move. With your move date now in writing, you can start to plan how the rest of the preparation is going to fit in your time frame. Creating a schedule can be done on a simple printable calendar which can be stuck to the fridge. This means you always reminded about the preparation needed in the coming week.
Establish Budget For Move Day
Moving home can be very expensive if you don’t have a proper plan in place, hidden costs like short term storage can creep up on you if you’re not careful. A great way to keep spendings to a minimum is by establishing a budget long before the day of the move. This means you have a rough idea about what you are willing to spend on your packing material, removal company and any other costs that come up. If you are not sure how much this budget should be we recommend you receive a quote from a local removal company.
Order Packaging Materials
Packing up your possessions can be fun, especially when you have the right tools for the job. This is why you must order your packaging material with a week or two to spare. Packing material can be found online through eBay and Amazon but for a specialist solution, the removal company you chose to go with may offer their own material. We recommend that you start packing up your larget items a few days before the day of the move, the essentials can be done the night before the move. Make sure all the boxes are labelled, this helps instruct the removal company where these boxes need to be placed.
Hire A Removal Company
Last but not least, hiring a removal company for the big day. Once all of the previous steps are done, it’s now a case of getting in touch with a trusted removal company within your local area. We highly recommend that you take the time needed to get this right, don’t just go for the first company you find, shop around until you find a company with a bit of experience whilst having a competitive price tag. Feel free to request a quote from a few different removal companies until you find the best deal for you.
Kian is the content writer for Quicksilver and updates our blog every month. He enjoys helping out our customers with moving tips and advice.