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Moving house? Here Are Some Handy Tips

27 August 2014

If you’re about to move, whether going to a new house or a new office, there can be a lot to remember and organise. To make sure that your belongings get from their old location to their new one without any damage and with the minimum of effort, we’re offering a few tips to help you find your way around the removals process.

It’s important to make sure that you’ve organised parking outside your new address. Having a guaranteed parking space means that you can be sure that the removals van will be able to park close to your new home or office. This will reduce the time the move takes and the distances boxes and other items have to be carried. To reserve a space, you should talk to your local council, who will be able to organise a parking suspension or dispensation to allow you time on the day to get the moving vehicles as close as possible.

It might be a good idea, while organising your move, to introduce yourself to your new neighbours. They might be able to help you out with advice about parking and traffic in the neighbourhood, and, in any event, this is a good opportunity to get to know the area you’re moving into. Especially if you’re moving your family to a new home, quickly getting to know the area can be a great way to make your move as comfortable and hassle-free as possible.

Of course, make sure that you know where you’re going, and how to get there! It’s important that you plan your route to your new house. In that way, you won’t have to worry about getting lost on moving day. Just as importantly, try to avoid busy roads at rush hour, and other obvious sources of congestion and delay. Doing so with help to make sure that your move takes no longer than it needs to. Moves can cause a lot of disruption, especially if you’ve had to take time off work to oversee it, or if you’re moving your business and so have to pause work until your office is installed in its new premises. Making sure that you know how to get from A to B means that any disruption can be kept to an absolute minimum.

To reduce any stress associated with your move, it’s best to make sure that your belongings are well packed, and that you’re using high quality packaging materials. It’s not worth while skimping on the amount you pay for packaging. When you’re moving things which are often fragile or precious, boxes designed to protect them can be an invaluable way of making sure that nothing gets damaged on the road. Similarly, if things are well packed, it reduces the risk of them moving while being transported, which can help guarantee they don’t get damaged.

Perhaps the most important aspect of moving day is to get tradespeople that you trust. A good removals firm can make all the difference to how your move goes. A professional firm with lots of experience, which arrives on time, is careful with your belongings, and knows every aspect of the removals business, is absolutely crucial to making sure that things go alright on moving day. With friendly movers who can offer advice and services to cover every bit of your move, from packaging to man and van services, moving day needn’t be a stressful experience.

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