Moving house can be a stressful time, so it’s important to avoid bringing on any unnecessary problems along the way. ABC Movers and Storers have put together a few tips to help make the process run as smoothly as possible and simplify the task of relocating on moving day.
Brief The Team
Moving day can be chaotic, and often brings all hands on deck. To organise your supportive team of friends and family, begin the day with a short brief. Allocate certain tasks to certain people and divide out rooms so that your man power is spread throughout your home. Divide the roles of packing, cleaning, loading and unloading accordingly.
Draw a Plan
Before your moving day, draw up a basic floor plan with a layout of where you want your bulky furniture to be placed. You can then give this to the removal team who will be unloading your heavy furniture items and leave them in control of the task without having to oversee the whole process. This will free you up to put your attention towards something else. It is a good idea to make copies of this map and colour code them by room, giving boxes the relevant colour to make unpacking simple and hassle free.
Make Your Checks
Once you make it into your new home, there are few things you should check. Test all the smoke alarms in your home and check the perimeter of your garden fence for holes and potential security flaws. This is particularly important if you have young children or pets and any openings or weak spots should be dealt with as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to check that all services such as water and electrics are in working order.
Back Up Supplies
On your moving day, it’s a good idea to pack some spare supplies such as light bulbs and batteries. These simple things will make your day far easier should any lights need replacing. To keep your team motivated and in high spirits, a portable radio is a popular choice for moving day, and of course a kettle for the occasional ten minute tea break!
For more advice on ways to move efficiently, or to discuss our removals and storage services, please contact us today! Call the team at ABC Movers and Storers on 01494 448563 or head over to our contact page!