Five Ways To Make A Move Easier
While it might be rash to try to claim that moving can be easy, there’s a slight tendency for exaggeration for the potential difficulties ahead. People do have a habit of focusing on the negative aspects of your upcoming relocation rather than offering useful advice. Fortunately, it’s possible to give a polite smile and nod without taking anything onboard, as we have some productive tips.
Moving house can be a time of dreams, happy optimism, new beginnings, and wonderful fresh starts. In truth, most of us have bad experiences with relocating, and we might unwittingly pass this on when making small talk. That’s why it’s better to discuss things with a reputable removals company like Camp Hopson. Let’s look at five ways you can get from a-to-b with all your possessions and your sanity intact.
Five Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation –
Many customers ask us about a secret formula for a successful relocation. It’s never an easy thing to work out at the beginning of a move. That’s because there are many moving parts where issues do occasionally crop up. Luckily, you can stop them in their tracks by working with a moving company that makes a commitment to guide you through every stage.
For the sake of covering more scenarios, we’ll do something slightly different. From the outset, it’s better to work with a company of our calibre. But we also want to help anyone who’s moving, even if they decide to do things independently. So, we’ll include considerations you might face when doing it yourself, including the packing and unloading duties.
In this article, we’ll cover five points that other tip blogs might not discuss. Essentially, we want to broaden the topic to cover information gaps. There are others to consider, and you’ll find them by reading this moving checklist. For everything else – you can contact us, and we’ll go through them in more detail, specifically if you have unique considerations to go over.
Label Your Electrical Cables and Boxes –
Let’s start by talking about cords, wires, plugs, and sockets. A modern move always includes domestic IT equipment and devices. Along with your internet/computer set-up, you may have entertainment systems of many kinds. You can shave hours off your moving time by labelling all your electric cords before you dismantle everything. Clear labelling will mean easy set-up at your destination point.
There’s also a need to declutter before you pack electrical cables and equipment. It’s pointless taking things you don’t use or random wires that don’t have a purpose. Try and sift out any that don’t have a corresponding appliance or device. Then repeat for any machines that are a bit past their prime and maybe on their way out.
In general, applying a label system is necessary for all your boxes and containers, regardless of what they are. You’ll be able to see what’s inside without opening the box, making it much easier when organising the unloading. This makes it possible to match each box with the correct room before unpacking. And you’ll be able to hook up your TV and entertainment centre straight away.
Taking Photos Before You Unpack –
Lights, camera, action! Use photography to speed your move up a little (or a lot). Before you move into your new home, snap away at corners, cupboards, recesses, and alcoves. As you peruse the images, you’ll get clear ideas about where everything will go when you unpack. Less dithering will occur, and you’ll be settled sooner.
You can also take this opportunity to log any noticeable issues to raise with the seller. It’s possible to overlook any minor deficiencies, but if you spot something like dampness, it’s time to raise it. Similarly, you can also consider any updates for things like décor in advance of your arrival. Consider it a way of putting your stamp on the property with some decorating.
Don’t forget to include the garage, loft and other storage spaces, as this will give you ideas to consider before you move in. The front and back garden is also necessary to get the whole picture of the property. You’ll be able to purchase garden furniture and anything else you’ll need ahead of time. Then you can start life off in a new home the way to mean to go on.
Clothing Packing Hacks for Efficiency –
Instead of taking all your clothes off their hangers and folding them up into boxes, just slip bin-liners (or dry-cleaner bags, if you have them) over the hangers, leaving things as they are. This makes not only for quicker packing but also faster unpacking. Additionally, you won’t have to iron and rewash anything when you arrive due to folding when packing.
If you contact us, we’ll discuss the best way to box everything up prior to going into the moving van. From years of experience, we know the correct placement when it comes to specific items. For clothing, we’ll note what packaging is most suitable to avoid overheating. The last thing you want is additional moisture inside of the container, even for short distances.
This is the level of service you receive from a professional moving company, and it’s something Camp Hopson’s customers get as standard. This includes knowledge and expertise when handling and packing everything up. We’ll also provide you with a reminder for how to pack other objects such as glassware. The result is a reduction in potential damage or breakages while in transit.
Packing Boxes and Adding DIY Handles –
Create some DIY box handles. There’s a variety of ways you can customise your cardboard boxes so that they have easy-to-use handles. Just do a YouTube search, and you’ll find a choice of easily followable clips to show you how. Unloading at your new home will be so much easier when you can lift everything with your custom-made handles.
It’s something you’ll need to execute broadly to ensure there are no issues with collapsing the base or sides of your moving boxes. The DIY handles are an innovative way of updating an original idea. However, there’s a cautionary side of this to consider before you make them. Don’t’ overpack the boxes, and make sure they’re in good condition.
A strong moving box can hold a decent weight if the structure of the cardboard is still intact. To get this right, avoid last-minute grabs for boxes from your local shop or supermarket. You can buy new ones or discuss them with us to see what we suggest. If you request a packing service add-on, you might be able to solve several tasks without doing any graft.
Declutter to Reduce the Volume of Items –
It can’t be said enough; a good clear-out makes a world of difference to the efficiency of your move. You’ll be surprised by how much stuff you’ve accumulated that no longer serves any need. Packing’s going to be quicker and lighter once you’ve taken loads of things to the charity shop or car-boot sale. So, it’s time to get into the mindset of decluttering to make this possible.
You should go through each room and assign a way of judging how to deal with the objects at hand. If something still functions and you use it – keep it and pack it after your decluttering exercise. However, once you get to the rarely use or never use piles, it’s time to get rid without hesitation. You can do this by selling anything with value or donating to a charity or upcycling collective.
Anything that has no notable purpose is for recycling, and that gives you peace of mind you’re doing things in a sustainable, environmentally sound manner. There are numerous recycling points in Dorset – click here to see which one’s closest to you. The Dorset Council have initiatives for collections as well as for dealing with recycling and other related services. You’ll lighten the load and possibly save money on your removal by reducing the overall volume of possessions.
Camp Hopson – Providing the Best Moving Advice –
While moving can be challenging, there are always ways to simplify everything to make things run smoothly. Hopefully, this blog will push you in the right direction and calm some of your fears around relocating. You can reduce the total volume by decluttering, and we suggest this to all of our customers. And prepare with some photos beforehand to prepare thoroughly.
The Camp Hopson team puts customer service at the forefront of every service we offer. This means you’ll have confidence and can delegate to us. All our employees have superior handling and packing skills, and we equip them with the best removal’s tools. They put this to good use to protect your belongings and the area when moving items in and out of properties.
Give yourself the best head start by booking a removals company that puts the customer first. Click here to request a free quote or to book your upcoming move.