Once you have established a removals company to help you move out, or if you are indeed making the move independently with help from friends or family, you need to start making your moving checklist!
Moving home in London can be a great big upheaval if you haven’t planned for your removal and transportation very well. There is so much to consider and so much to pack that Trek recommends you to draw up a checklist in order to make the transition smoother.
In this first part of a part blog series, Trek Removals will give you a detailed “To-Do” list of how to make your removal day as stress and hassle-free as possible, so grab a piece of paper and a pen, or open a new word document on your computer to start taking notes.
STEP 1 – CLEARING OUT AND PACKING UP
Two to four weeks before you move consider the packing of your items and furniture. Order in the boxes and packing materials needed for the removal day. Start clearing out the unwanted items in your home.
Now this may seem like an obvious, easy task, but we assure you, it’s not. The amount of junk and bric-a-brac that people can accumulate over the years is pretty staggering. Most of it is kept hidden away in cupboards, wardrobes, sheds, garages, attics, spare rooms and storage spaces. You need to start early when sorting through this stuff. You’ll find that a lot of it can be thrown out, unless it holds some nostalgic or intrinsic value to you. As you start to pack your boxes remember to label them as you go to save the endless hours of rummaging through them once you have moved to your new home.
Use sticky labels and clearly mark the contents of what is in each box e.g. kitchen utensils. Be sure to bubble wrap and pack the items neatly and securely, if not, the fragile items rarely survive the journey. It can be a painstaking process with all the packing and labelling and sorting, but you’ll be glad you did it all when it finally comes to unpacking it all later on. You’ll find that everything is in fine condition and easy to find.
Once you have your surplus of boxes, sealed and secure, begin stacking them in an order that works for you while allowing yourself enough free space left over. There’s nothing worse than a cluttered home in the last few weeks of living in it.