10 Ways to Prepare for a Move ...


Moving house is always stressful, but there are ways to make it run as smoothly as possible and minimize disruptions.

Now that the economy is recovering it's one of the best times to move, and if you are planning it, here are the best ways to prepare...

1. Protect the Houses

Protect the Houses

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You don’t want either your old or your new house being damaged, so protect any corners or strange turnings with sellotape, bubblewrap and anything else you can find.

You wouldn’t believe the damage just bumping things against the wall can cause!

2. Heavy Things First

Heavy Things First

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Put heavy furniture and boxes outside.

These need to go into the moving van first, so putting them out means moving is faster, and much easier then the delivery men trying to work out what needs to be moved first!2

3. Hide Anything Embarrassing

Hide Anything Embarrassing

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The last thing you want is any sexy underwear or toys falling out of an open box, so make sure anything private is hidden away in a secure box.

4. Put the Kettle on

Put the Kettle on

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The removal men have to work hard, and are more likely to do the best job possible for you if you are nice to them too!2

Put the kettle on and let them have a drink.

It’ll be worth it!

5. Label Boxes

Label Boxes

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Write on the top of each box which room it is for, in big black letters.

This will help you and the delivery men to move everything in fast and organized, and stop you from losing things!

6. Vacuum Last

Vacuum Last

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Leave the hovering for last, in both houses.2

Once everyone has walked in and out several times, there will be dirt and dust everywhere, which will need hovering again.

Wait until it’s all done, and save yourself the effort!

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