Moving Tips and Storage Strategies

Moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences you'll encounter. There are so many moving parts to the whole process that it can be difficult to fully understand what's going on, what you have left to do and how to see an end to it all. This guide will provide you with some top tips to help you organise yourself adequately so that you are able to move into your new house as smoothly as possible. These tips will work regardless of whether you are moving in straight away or whether you are moving your things into storage first. Preparation is key, and with these tips you'll be abkle to save yourself valuable time and stress.

Storing Your Items

One of the best things you can do is to make sure you store your household items properly. Whether you're placing the boxes into a storage facility or moving them straight into the house, a great tip is to label each box with a list of items inside. Organise the boxes not in room order but in the order of items you'll need first. If you have kids you can even get them to draw the items on the outside of the boxes to encourage them to take part in the move. This will also help the removals company when they are unpacking the lorry.

A Quick Exit

If you're pressed for time and need the removal company to offload your storage boxes as quickly as possible then you could always create disposable runways. The walkways can be made from old boxes or sheets and can be thrown away afterwards. This will have a number of purposes. Firstly, it stops you and the removal company employees from having to remove your shoes; secondly, it protects your carpet or wooden floor from damage. 

Spring Clean

If items are left in storage for a prolonged period of time they can gather dust. It's never a bad idea to quickly dust off your boxes before bringing them in, or better yet cover them in bin liners which can easily be removed before offloading. If you go to the house the day before as well, you can clean the entire house without the need for moving boxes out of the way, which often produces even more dust and debris. If you're trying to be more environmentally friendly, use garden waste bags that can be reused again to dispose of organic waste.

For help with this potentiall-stressful time, make sure that you find a professional moving and storage company near you.