Moving home can be stressful, however TREK Removals believe that a well planned move, leaving nothing to chance will smooth the way.
Okay, so you have set your date, and the place, but getting from now to the move date itself could be overwhelming. With so many things to do, where do you even begin to organize it all?
TREK’s guide to a 4 week time line may just help you establish all those tasks that need to get done and when so you don’t miss a thing.
In the previous two blogs we established the first things to do after your home removals have taken place and then we discussed the ideas of dealing with your furniture and belongings once you had settled in.
Trek Removals continues its foray into helping you make this new home – your own. So now that you’ve started to unpack and/or redecorate the place, let’s jump ahead to roughly a week after your home removal.
Things in the new place are starting to look better as you have positioned your furniture and started to leave your mark on each room.
Make a fresh start
Take advantage of the fact that you have unpacked everything and the home is as free and clear as it will be for quite some time until you start to accumulate more items/furniture or before you really dig into the place and make it your own. So take this opportunity to clean!
Cleaning the floors and baseboards will be easier at this point as too will the windows and any surfaces. You pretty much have unhindered access at this point to your new home. It shouldn’t be too clogged or cluttered so soon. Wipe down all the counters and surfaces in the kitchen and the bathroom; make phantom runs in the washing machine and dishwasher so you clean out all the excess lime scale and dirt. Give the oven a scrubbing and clean out the fridge/freezer before you begin to buy your big bulks of shopping.
In the previous blogs Trek Removals took you through the key stages of a successful removal checklist process. Here we conclude the journey to get your from A to B with the last batch of tips on how to ensure that your move goes smoothly.
Read the previous 4 parts of our checklist before reading this one. There will be little time to do all the things listed in the previous blogs in the last few days so try not to leave it all until the last minute as that will seriously impair your home removal.
STEP 5 – WHEN MOVING DAY COMES…
So, during the last few days before your home removal you need to tackle the following issues: (more…)
It’s time to explore the next steps in the checklist process with our moving home advice. If you are just joining us make sure you look back to the previous few blogs to catch up with where we are in our checklist series.
Trek Removals continues its rundown of expert moving advice…
STEP 4 – CONFIRMING AND MAKING FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
- It is recommended that you contact the current occupants of your new property to find out exactly what is being taken, what is being left and how they plan to transfer their utilities. Confirm your own arrangements with the major utility companies that were listed in one of our previous blogs.
- If you have children or pets, it is best to find someone to look after them for the day. Children get bored quickly and pets get restless. You don’t need additional stresses.
- Notify your local services such as milk and newspaper delivery rounds.
In the last blog we talked you through moving home and what you had to do two to four weeks before your removal day. Trek Removals recommended that you start making a checklist to stay on top of everything.
This blog will discuss the last week before your removal day and the crucial points you need to address and sort through in order to give yourself a hassle-free transition to your new property.
STEP 3 – DEALING WITH FURNITURE AND APPLIANCES
You need to decide what it is you are taking with you in terms of the larger furniture and appliances. Your new home may already have a fridge, freezer, washing machine, cooker etc. But you may either want to replace them with your own items, or if the home you are moving to is entirely unfurnished, you will definitely need to take all your major furnishings with you. (more…)
In the first part of our ‘checklist’ series we introduced you to the idea of getting prepared to make that home move, whether you are using a home removal service or moving independently. In this second part we explore the next stage of the process in great detail with some more moving home advice.
STEP 2 – INFORMING THOSE WHO NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE MOVING
Begin notifying utility companies and service providers. You can accomplish much of this over the phone, but there will be the few exceptions that require notice of your move in writing such as banks and building societies. Try to give as much notice as you possibly can to the utility companies. There are many to notify, so make a list of their names and contact details so you can start ticking them off.