6 Useful Tips For Moving House

Moving Tips

Timing is everything!

6 Useful Tips For Moving House

Moving Tips

Timing is everything!

Moving house to house can be extremely stressful, so we have put together a quick-tip guide to help you be prepared and ready for the hassle. It takes approximately two months to pack up a large house if you pack one box a day. Whereas One month is adequate. There is no exact number, but this might help you get the idea.

1. Start with the Room(s) that you don’t use regularly 

For example, if you live in a multiple-story house, start with the rooms on the highest floor, then, closet by closet, drawer by drawer, move your way towards the other rooms or floors. Sort through the items you don’t use as often such as winter coats and warm clothing if you’re moving during summer. Garden tools, beach towels, and umbrellas if you are moving during winter. Sorting through seasonal items in advance saves time and might help with the process of deciding which items you would like to donate or give away.

2. Declutter and have a garage sale

You might consider having a garage sale after going through the unwanted items and sorting them into boxes for “donation” and “sell”. Ask your kids to sort through their toys in two boxes, one for donating and one for keeping. Moving can be costly, so, apply for your competitive free quotations on Relocation Station.

3. Roll Your Clothes instead of folding them

Rolling clothing is way easier than folding and it takes much less time. Plus, rolling reduces up to 40% of the space and wrinkles are less likely to appear. So, you can pack more clothes in one box and not worry about ironing them before you put them back in your wardrobe.

4. Invest in the correct moving and packing supplies

Make sure you have enough boxes, wrapping tape, magic markers, etc… a week before the big move, stock up on supplies. Nothing breaks someone’s mood like packing, then having to run to the store while you’re packing boxes, while knee-deep in wrapping paper and packing lists. Order or purchase box cutters, adhesive bandages, permanent markers, packing tape, paper towels, and garbage bags. 

Relocation Station’s partners can supply you with competitive quotes on all the moving supplies you may need, as well as quotes on professional packing and wrapping teams to do all the heavy lifting on your behalf. For larger moving equipment, considering renting moving tools from a moving company. Either by buying, renting, or borrowing, make sure you have a furniture dolly, furniture pads or covers, and tie-down straps or rope at your disposal during the move.

5. Empty the grocery cupboard and Fridge 

Try and use as much of the food items and groceries ahead of the move, the last thing you need is a jar of pickles breaking and pickle juice seeping into the box or the butter melting on a hot day. Remember to pack the remaining fridge and freezer items in a cooler box, so make sure your ice pack is frozen solid and that there are enough of them to place in between on the sides and top. Switch your fridge off the night before the move, wash it thoroughly and wrap the ‘glass racks’ for safe transportation.

6. Keep the essentials with you 

On the night before the move, pack yourself an essentials bag with a change of clothes for the family – a toothbrush, toys for the kids, medications, paperwork (ID, Passports, a print-out of the roadmap/directions to your new home in case your phone battery dies). Keep this essentials bag with you in the car, the truck cab, or on the plane. If accidents happen and the moving truck gets lost, at least you’ll have some essentials with you. 

In conclusion, apply for your removal quotes on Relocation Station for all your moving needs including packing and wrapping services, pet transport, and car transport. 

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