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.
So you’ve made the home move with or without us, eh? Well, then it’s time to think about what to do now that you’ve completed the home removal and how to handle the environment of your brand new place.
This is the first part in a new series of blogs about what Trek Removals personally recommend to new home owners in terms of how to adjust to and optimise their living space, Let’s make you transition from one place to another as non-stressful as possible shall we?
Unpacking and settling in
If you used a professional home removals company like Trek Removals, the option to help you with your unpacking is there. It can be a drawn-out process if you attempt to unpack everything yourself, unless that’s how you would prefer to do it. (more…)
As we promised you in the previous blog; you don’t necessarily have to do all the packing yourself when you’re moving home. It’s not a lazy thing to have a professional removals company do your packing, in fact, it’s sensible… and much, much less stressful. Anyone who has moved themselves without help before can tell you what an uphill struggle it can be!
When is it good to use a packing and unpacking service? (more…)
So, you’ve decided to do it yourself eh?
It’s okay, we understand that you may see it as a more cost effective option. But we still want to help! So here are our top tips on how to pack like a professional…
The reason why the professional removal men pack your personal belongings and furniture to a much better standard is because they have been trained to do it right, learning how to minimise damage and pack securely.
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.