Moving to a new house can be a very stressful time with many arrangements needing to be made, often in a short amount of time. Once a sale is completed things can happen very quickly, so it’s essential that you are organised. Here are some important things to do when moving:
- Pack strategically
While it may be tempting to pack items up as quickly as possible, take a little time to group your similar belongings together as it will save time in the long run. It’s also worth asking if you really need the items or not – moving house is as good a time as any to declutter. Ensure that any things you will need in the first 24 hours (like toiletries or a change of clothes) are packed separately, so they are easily accessible when you need them.
- Label all boxes
This may seem incredibly obvious but when we are in a rush this vital bit of packing is often forgotten. Being as specific as possible about the contents and what room they are for can really help when it comes to removal day itself, as well as unpacking later. Clear room labels will ensure boxes end up in the right area of the house, with more detailed descriptions of contents allowing you to prioritise which boxes get unpacked first.
- Change the locks
While it’s crucial you get your packing right, it’s also advisable that you change all the door locks when you move to a new house. There is no way of knowing who may have been given spare keys by the previous owners and whether they have returned them or not, so it is best to get new locks fitted straight away.
AR Removals provide commercial and domestic removal services across Wakefield and the Yorkshire region. Our fully trained staff help homeowners move their belongings from A to B safely and efficiently. We also offer a packing and unpacking service if required. For more information about the services, we provide, please check out our domestic removal services. Or call us now on 01924 371164.