What’s the best way to pack?
Start packing as early as possible: the earlier; the better. Create a calendar for all of the various stages of packing you will be doing, that way you always know what you are going to focus on next.
We are here to advise you on the best ways to prepare for your move, as it is what we do best: making sure that everything is right for you, our valued customer. However, if you feel that you will require assistance with your packing needs; we can do all the packing for you to provide you with a stress free move.
When you start packing, make sure that you put things away neatly and orderly. Try to refrain from mixing up all of your belongings. When packing heavy items, put them at the bottom of the box and put lighter things on top. Never make a box too heavy as it will be difficult to lift and more likely to break, thereby causing potential damage to all your possessions inside. Remember, books can be surprisingly heavy when there are a lot of them in a single box, so again, make sure to spread them out.
Regarding delicate items, such as things like: glass, china etc, each piece should be individually wrapped in paper. For the more fragile items, or those items that you want to be sure are safe, wrap them in bubble wrap. When packing delicate items, pack vertically and make sure there is no room for anything to fall over within the box.
If you require assistance with disassembling furniture, then please, let us know. We would be happy to help disassemble any furniture. We can even assist you in disassembling large pieces that may not fit through your doors, helping to ensure a smooth move.
If you have any self assembled furniture, dismantle it before you leave and keep all components together. Any smaller items such as screws or nuts and bolts should be kept in clearly marked containers.
Finally, when you have finished packing a box, be certain that every single one is sealed with packing tape and are secure.
Do I have to tell anyone I am moving?
Absolutely. Virtually everything revolves around your address these days. First things first, you’ll want to inform your electricity, gas, and your water providers. Give them plenty of notice; otherwise you may face some rather unpleasant charges. Your telephone and internet providers need to be informed as well.
The Post Office need to be informed at least one week before you move, so that they can redirect your mail to your new address. Any insurance companies, schools, the DVLA, must be informed as well.
Basically, anything that involves you using your address, then those companies connected to it need to be informed. Also, don’t forget to inform any family members. You don’t want to be missing out on any birthday cards.
Anything in particular I need to do on the day of the move?
Don’t worry, the plan for your moving day will be gone over in detail with our wonderful and highly trained staff. However, here are some final double checks you may want to perform:
Make sure your electricity, gas, and are turned off.
Do that last check to make sure all doors, windows, cat flaps etc are locked. If it can be locked; lock it.
Be certain that you have all of your belongings with you. Perform a quick, but thorough search to confirm that there isn’t a stray box hiding in a corner or a small item that’s just at the corner of your vision.
Finally, hand over your keys to the new owners, and say a last heartfelt goodbye to your hold home before you move on to your new home.
- Make sure your electricity, gas, and are turned off.
- Do that last check to make sure all doors, windows, cat flaps etc are locked. If it can be locked; lock it.
- Be certain that you have all of your belongings with you. Perform a quick, but thorough search to confirm that there isn’t a stray box hiding in a corner or a small item that’s just at the corner of your vision.
- Finally, hand over your keys to the new owners, and say a last heartfelt goodbye to your hold home before you move on to your new home.