Moving house can be quite daunting. Finding the right place can take ages and then you have to prepare everything, pack your stuff, find a removal company, move house, and then unpack. There’s so much to do and you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are ways to make moving easier and quicker. You don’t have to stress over what to do and how to do it thanks to a few simple tips.
Choose a good time for house hunting
You don’t always have a choice when it comes to the time of buying or renting a house. However, if you can decide, it’s better to avoid moving between April and October. As fewer people look for houses between November and March, you get better prices, especially during winter months.
Another thing to remember is to avoid viewing houses or flats on Saturday. It’s the day when most people do it so agents and landlords rush renters into making the decision, even when there’s no need for hurry. If you really need to make an appointment on Saturday, try to set it for early morning.
Sort your things accordingly
The first good thing to do is making a box with all the essentials for the first night. It can be difficult to find your pyjamas and toiletries in all the boxes and bags, so it’s best to have one box with all the things you’ll need. This will save you time and stress after all the rush and fuss of moving. Make sure you can easily find the box when you get to the new place.
It’s also a good idea to sort your boxes by rooms. You can write the name of a room on each of them or put coloured duct tape on them. Each colour will represent a room so, for example, you’ll know that yellow boxes go in the bathroom, green ones in the living room, etc.
Find a cheap removal company
Whether you need a removal company in Harrow or somewhere else, it’s good to compare prices first. Many companies have attractive prices and offer great services – for example, they help with packing on top of moving.
It’s also worth remembering that prices differ depending on the time of the week and month. Most people move during weekends so you could take a day or two of your annual leave to move between Monday and Thursday and get a better deal. You should also consider moving later than in the first days of the month. Many people move at this time because that’s when their previous tenancy ends. If you wait for a week, you can save some money and pay less for a removal company.
Make sure your stuff is safe
You don’t want anything breaking in the process of moving, do you? That’s why you should make sure all your belongings are safe. You can use your clothes to wrap up plates and glasses. This will save you time since you’ll pack two different kinds of things at once. You can also use bubble wrap or foam plates to protect your regular plates. To prevent liquid cosmetics from spilling, you can put a piece of a plastic bag on the opening and then close the bottle. Instead of taking off your clothes off hangers, you can group them and put bin bags over them. It will protect them and save you time when unpacking later.