Guest Blog – 5 ways to make your house move stress free.

Moving house is one of the most stressful things a person can do, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ways you can avoid a nightmare move before you’ve even started.

At the heart of it all is planning. When it comes to moving house, you can’t overplan. Doing everything early and staying organised will stand you in good stead for the journey ahead.

Declutter in advance.

Before you even think about the move itself, think about what you can throw away. A successful declutter reduces the amount of work you’ve got to do when it comes to packing up and moving everything.

You’d be surprised at how much you’ve got hidden away in cupboards and drawers that you don’t really need.

Box and label everything.

Once you’ve decluttered, the real fun begins. Packing in advance is the best way to minimise stress later down the line. If you’ve got everything boxed and labelled, you’ll have a much better idea of what needs moving and how long it will take.

It might be a pain living out of boxes for a couple of weeks before the move, but it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Packing up most of your things before you give an estimate to your removal company will make your quote more accurate and spare you any unexpected last minute charges.

Use a removal firm.

Booking your removal firm early takes a weight off your shoulders and allows you to focus on your next steps.

It’s much better to use an experienced firm because they’ll be experts at what they do. They’ll make sure your belongings are moved carefully, safely and with minimal risk of damage. Many removal companies will even do the packing for you.

You can save yourself a lot of time, stress and hazards by leaving the moving to the experts.

Focus on the furniture.

Forgetting to measure your furniture is a common moving day problem.

It’s about staying ahead of the game. Measure out your larger furniture to see if it will fit through your doorways, and whether you’ve got room to manoeuvre (pivot!)  things to where they need to be.

If that’s not possible, you’ll have to disassemble the furniture, and you don’t want to be doing that on moving day. Plan ahead so that it’s all packed safely and ready to go for when the removal firm arrives.

Pack an on-the-go box.

Having a box you can dip in and out of over the course of your packing is really helpful. You might be moving, but life still goes on. You’ll need essentials to keep you going throughout the moving process – food, clothes, toiletries, bed sheets etc.

Having a box you can easily access with all of these things will save you the stress of having to pack and repack.

If you have concerns about moving house and you’re looking for ways to take the pressure off, hiring an expert removal firm is the best way you can do that.

That’s exactly what you’ll get with A Van About Town. They’re experts at what they do, and they’ll get the job done safely, efficiently and smoothly. As for us here at homes4harrogate, we’re always happy to help both landlords and tenants when it comes to finding or managing rental properties. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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