Moving home, office or student accommodation can be a massive undertaking. To make sure that everything is in order, it is best to have a checklist. This helps keep things in perspective, and gives you something to work thorough bit-by-bit – making moving day a breeze.
Answer These Questions
- Do I have enough boxes?
- Does any furniture need to be taken apart?
- If so, how long will this take?
- Will large items fit through doors, and down hallways in the new property?
- How many people will be helping move on moving day?
Many pieces of common household furniture can be dismantled thanks to the flat pack revolution. Taking the time to dismantle furniture before our York removal drivers arrive can help save a significant amount of time.
If you are not a DIY enthusiast, we can happily complete this laborious task for you, and reassemble them at a new property. However, this takes time and costs money. If you do it yourself then you can save money on your final bill.
Moving Mirror and Glass?
It is very important to ensure that all mirrors and glass items are wrapped in protective bubble wrap. No matter how tight we pack a van, they will still move around especially if there are potholes on the road.
While we take every precaution we can to ensure that valuable and delicate items are not damaged, it is your duty to ensure they are properly protected.
If you are looking to have your possessions properly packed and protected you can book a packing service, or ask for more details.
Boxes Are Your Friend
When it comes to moving day, you will be thankful for every last box you have. It is never too early to order boxes. Most firms supply them with tissue, packaging tape and a pen. This allows you to take your time and label everything clearly.
If you are on a budget, approach some fruit and vegetable shops for old boxes. Many proprietors will be happy to give you their old boxes, especially if you support the local trader and buy a few small items in return. To find out more about boxes why not read this handy guide?
Arrange Utilities in Advance
In order to have service from the day you move in, most utility companies require a few weeks notice. As soon as you know the date of a move in, ensure that everyone else does too.
This is important, especially if you are moving into your first home. Set up direct debits and organise your finances.
Tidy as You Go
Something that is especially important if you are moving out of rented accommodation! A significant amount of time should be spent tidying up. This is important if you have a big deposit waiting to come back to you, as some landlords can be pernickety about giving it back.
Check your tidying against your tenancy agreement, and make sure that everything is as it was detailed on the original inventory.