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Get A Move On! Dealing With A Home Change In Summer

A summer home change

Moving house is a stressful situation, there’s no doubt about that. You’ve got all the draws to empty out in the kitchen and keep in their appropriate piles, you’ve got to get the kids to pack up their toys into the right boxes for their rooms, and you’ve got the sofas to somehow fit in the back of a van. And that’s only 20% of the packing sorted out, and you’ve still got plenty of forms to sign and back and forth petrol costs to cope with!

Deciding to move house during the summer is one of the best time frames you could have picked, as the house market has a competitive edge (meaning better negotiation), removal companies are eager for customers, and the kids are off from school to help you out. So let’s work these advantages to the max with the tips below.

Get A Move On! Dealing With A Home Change In Summer

Doesn’t this view make you want to make a change? 

Get Moving Quotes as Soon as Possible

If you don’t, you’re going to miss out on all the best deals and price comparisons that someone else got to before you. A lot of people like to move during the summer, considering the good weather and all the free time we tend to have, and that means everyone around you is taking the time to make a difference in their living situation.

So get there first, even if you aren’t sure of the actual dates you’re moving yet. Try to book a company out as soon as you know you’re going to be moving when the sun’s out, hopefully a month or two before you even need to start packing. And then you can take your pick upon  visiting a site like https://www.shiply.com/removals. If you need some good comparisons on your side and you don’t know where to start, this is where to go.

Move in the Middle of the Week

It sounds like the worst time to make a change, considering the midweek routine we all seem to be in, but it’s also the time when any company or agency out there is going to have a free period for you. If you try to move at the weekend, you’re most likely going to end up very disappointed about all the no answers you receive.

So try for a Wednesday or a Thursday, as these are usually the times everyone else is out at work or off on holiday to catch the rays for the weekend. Get the kids to chip in, and either get you or your partner to book some time off for these days if you’re still having to work.

Have a Sale

A last and quick point. The summer is the perfect time to sell off anything unwanted you’ve dug out during your packing process, so find a car boot sale or put some pictures up online.

Moving house during the summer doesn’t have to be hard, as long as you’re aware of all the seasonal changes!

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Making Your House Move A Positive Experience For Your Family

 A positive move

Whether you’ve bought a new family house or are about to move into a fresh rented apartment together; moving property is always something that people dread. Moving can be as stressful as a relationship breakup or even bereavement, as there’s so much to organise and various things to consider. However, it doesn’t have to be all that bad; if you prepare in the most efficient way and ensure that you have a plan of action, you’ll be able to look at the move as an exciting fresh start and new chapter to your family’s life. The following are some hints and tricks to help ensure that your moving day goes as smoothly as possible.

Start to pack ASAP

As soon as you know that a move is happening; start packing the things that you want to keep, but don’t need to use until you’re inside your new abode. A great place to start is with your home’s decorative items, like photographs, artwork, vases, and other interior accessories that make your space look beautiful but provide little function in your day-to-day life. Books, clothing, and equipment should be next; try to think seasonally and what you can live without easily until it’s time to move in. This is the perfect chance to have a clear out and de-clutter of the items in your life that you don’t need or haven’t used in over six months; give bags and boxes of stuff to charity if they’re in good condition, otherwise dispose of them accordingly.

The sooner you’re family have packed things, the better it will be on the days of your move; you don’t want to be rushing around grabbing everything last-minute as this will risk items being broken and a messy moving day. Therefore, make sure that the whole family are on board and ready to go.

Prepare accordingly

Labelling each of your boxes with what room they’re to go in when they arrive in your new place, is a great way to prepare for when moving day arrives. Labels will also help those who are loading up the van, and the home removalist company you’ll need to hire won’t risk breaking anything fragile. Look into reputable removalists like Bekins Moving Solution so that you’ll feel confident in the safe transportation of your precious items and furniture. Make your signs and labels large and bold so you can have a smooth, straightforward, and stress-free moving experience. Alongside a professional moving company; get your friends and family in on the action; you can pay them with a home-cooked meal once you’ve settled in, and the more people power you have, the quicker the process will be.

Making Your House Move A Positive Experience For Your Family

Remember that unpacking is just as important as packing, especially after the removal business have left and you’re finally inside your new home. Think about what you’ll need to do first in the coming days; unpack your essential kitchen equipment so that you can create something simple to eat and drink in the coming week, and get out a capsule wardrobe, toiletries, and any electricals that you can’t live without on a day-to-day basis. It’s a good idea to have made yourself an essentials box, so you’ll be all set and ready to unpack the rest of your stuff and settle in successfully. Utilise checklists, be smart when you’re packing, and ask for the right help where you need it, and you’ll be prepared to move home with your family, smoothly and with ease.

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Handy hints to simplify your home move

Handy hints to simplify your home move

Handy hints to simplify your home move

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences that you can have in your life. And while this may well be true, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take steps to make the whole process easier and less stressful.

Handy hints to simplify your home move

Of course, there are the big things that you will need to organise like hiring removalists, sorting out your utilities and decluttering. But there are also plenty of other hacks to help you out so here are just a few of them for you to peruse.

Organise Your Boxes and Take Photos

Before you start actually packing things up, you should make sure that everything is properly organised into categories so you can find things once you get to your new place. If you want to be extra sure, you can take photos before everything is packed up so you can consult these. This way, you won’t have to go through the frustration of rifling through all your boxes to dig out the things you need.

Use Ziplock Bags for Small Parts

There is nothing more annoying than taking the trouble to disassemble something, only to find that you have lost an essential part when you arrive at your new place. So, avoid this drama by keeping all screws, nuts and bolts in a separate ziplock bag. Label this clearly with a black marker and use a separate bag for each one of your furniture items so you don’t end up mixing these things together.

Wrap Up Cables and Wires with Twine

Handy hints to simplify your home move

A tangle of different cables and wires that you have to spend ages sorting out is the last thing that you need. Avoid this problem by neatly winding up the different cables and securing them with some twine. This way, you can get your electrical items up and running as soon as possible which is extremely important in any modern home!

Pack an Overnight Bag with Essentials

When you arrive at your new place, it is likely that you will be absolutely exhausted and you won’t want to do all that much. So, pack yourself a bag as if you were staying overnight at a hotel including PJs, a clean set of clothes and toiletries. This way, you will be ready for a good night’s sleep as soon as possible and also prepared to tackle the job of sorting everything else out in the morning.

Avoid Over packing Boxes

Though it may seem like a good idea to have fewer boxes, if you over pack the ones you have, they are much more likely to break and tear. And it is an absolute nightmare situation to find that something valuable or sentimental has been damaged during the move.

Moving house is a stressful experience at the best of times, so using these handy hints can help to make things that little bit easier. After that, you can start enjoying the positive and exciting aspects of moving to a new place.

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