MOVING TIPS

Here are some tips, tricks and suggestions to help organize your packing strategy

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MOVING HOUSE TIPS

  • Get in a professional removal company - take away some of the stress

  • Pack as early as possible - start with things you don't use regularly

  • Declutter - there is no point moving things your don't use

  • Use quality packing materials (Boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, tape, marker pens)

  • Label properly - Room name and main contents (this helps when delivering and unpacking)

  • Not everything gets packed: keep valuables, medications and necessary documentation (birth certificates, marriage licenses, passports) with you.

  • Pack a survival box - Things you're going to need first (kettle, coffee & tea, cutlery, toilet paper, box cutter, bin bags)

  • Visit your new area - check out the pub or local shops. You may make a few friends

  • Take photos - wires and electronic setups to help put back together

  • Update your address - especially bank, doctors and dentist. You can divert mail for a fee

  • Keep cupboard doors open - especially day before or on day of move to ensure all is packed

PACKING HACKS

•Start with the things you don’t use often.

•Use the right box for the job and be careful not to over pack. There should be no empty space in the box, but the weight should be appropriate. Consider using small boxes for heavy things, like books.

  • Label boxes with as much detail as you can - especially the main items

•If any containers need to be kept in an upright position, be sure to draw arrows on each side of the box indicating the right direction.

•Any boxes containing fragile items should be labeled as such, on all sides. Mark GLASS on boxes containing items like mirrors or picture frames.

•If possible, pack audio-visual equipment in the original boxes. If removing screws or cords, tape them to the object they were removed from.

•Lamps should be disassembled and packed. Don’t use newspaper as a cushion for lampshades – it smudges.

•In the kitchen: wrap dishes individually and pack them on edge, not flat. Cups and bowls should be wrapped individually and can be stacked inside one another. Pots & pans are also stackable with packing paper in between.

•Medications should be packed in a leak-proof container.

•Pack a separate box of items you need right away at your new home. Having things like plastic utensils, paper plates, paper towels, plastic cups, toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, a flashlight, first aid kit (including pain relievers & bandages), pencil & paper, snacks, beverages, and re-closable plastic bags immediately available will be a huge help on moving-in day.

You’ll probably also want a change of clothes, a towel, prescription drugs, a toothbrush, and any other necessary personal items for each person in the household.

•Start with the things you don’t use often.

•Use the right box for the job and be careful not to over pack. There should be no empty space in the box, but the weight should be appropriate. Consider using small boxes for heavy things, like books.

•If any containers need to be kept in an upright position, be sure to draw arrows on each side of the box indicating the right direction.

•Any boxes containing fragile items should be labeled as such, on all sides. Mark GLASS on boxes containing items like mirrors or picture frames.

•If possible, pack audio-visual equipment in the original boxes. If removing screws or cords, tape them to the object they were removed from.

•Lamps should be disassembled and packed. Don’t use newspaper as a cushion for lampshades – it smudges.

•In the kitchen: wrap dishes individually and pack them on edge, not flat. Cups and bowls should be wrapped individually and can be stacked inside one another. Pots & pans are also stackable with packing paper in between.

•Medications should be packed in a leak-proof container.

•Pack a separate box of items you need right away at your new home. Having things like plastic utensils, paper plates, paper towels, plastic cups, toilet paper, toiletries, trash bags, a flashlight, first aid kit (including pain relievers & bandages), pencil & paper, snacks, beverages, and re-closable plastic bags immediately available will be a huge help on moving-in day.

You’ll probably also want a change of clothes, a towel, prescription drugs, a toothbrush, and any other necessary personal items for each person in the household.

UNPACKING

  • The removal company will deliver furniture and boxes to correctly labeled rooms.

  • Get the major furniture (sofas, beds, dressers, etc) set up in the home the way you want them.

  • Now you’re ready to unpack the boxes. Systematically work from most used items.

  • Completely unpack each box before moving to the next.

ORGANISING YOUR NEW PLACE ( BILLS,RATES ETC)

  • Make sure that you register for council tax in your new premises.

  • Notify gas,electric and water that you are a new tenant in the premises.

  • Dont forget to to give final meter readings at you old premises.

  • Take meter readings in your new premises.

  • Be sure to make the landlord aware of any defects on the property.

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