Moving house can be a stressful and time-consuming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. As a resident of (or future resident of) East Grinstead, you may be looking to move to a new property within the area, and there are some tips and tricks that can make the process smoother and more efficient. In this blog post, we’ll share seven top tips for moving house that are specifically targeted towards clients living in East Grinstead.
Book Your Removals Company Early
East Grinstead is a popular destination for people looking to move, so it’s important to book your removals company early to avoid disappointment. Contact Swift Removals your East Grinstead Removals Company, established since 1976 we’ve been working in and around East Grinstead and surrounding areas for nearly 50 years.
Declutter and Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Moving house is an excellent opportunity to declutter and get rid of any unwanted items that are taking up space in your current property. Consider donating or selling items that are still in good condition, and dispose of any items that are beyond repair or no longer serve a purpose. This will make packing and unpacking much easier, and may even save you money on removal costs.
Use Sturdy Packing Materials
Invest in sturdy packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap, and packing tape to protect your belongings during the move. Make sure to pack heavy items in small boxes and light items in larger boxes to avoid straining your back during the move. Use bubble wrap or newspaper to protect fragile items such as glassware or ornaments. Swift Removals are able to supply packing materials, or, if you need a packing service we can assist. Click here for further details of our packing service.
Label Your Boxes Clearly
If you’re using our Packing Service we’ll take care of this for you, but if you’re packing yourself, be sure when packing to label your boxes clearly with the contents of each box and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier to unpack when you arrive at your new home. Use different coloured labels for each room to make it even easier to sort through your belongings once you arrive.
Pack a Separate Essentials Box
Pack a separate box with essentials such as toiletries, medication, and a change of clothes. This will make it easier to find what you need when you arrive at your new home, without having to dig through all of your boxes. Keep this box with you during the move, rather than packing it in the removals van.
Notify Your Utility Companies
Don’t forget to notify your utility companies of your move, and arrange to have your services switched off at your old address and switched on at your new one. This includes electricity, gas, water, and broadband providers. Make sure to do this in advance to avoid any disruption to your services. You can download our free checklist here.
Research Parking Restrictions
If you live in, or are moving to a particularly busy area of East Grinstead, it’s worth researching parking restrictions in advance to make sure you can park close to your property. Some areas may require permits or have restricted access during certain times of the day. Make sure to factor this into your plans to avoid any delays on moving day.
Bonus Tip: Consider Hiring a Professional Cleaning Service
Finally, consider hiring a professional cleaning service to clean your old property once you’ve moved out. This will save you time and ensure that the property is left in good condition for the new occupants. This is particularly important if you are renting your property and want to ensure that you get your full deposit back.
In conclusion, moving house can be a daunting experience, but with the right preparation and planning, it can be a smooth and efficient process. Follow these tips to make your move to East Grinstead as stress-free as possible. Remember to book your removals early, declutter and get rid of unwanted items, use sturdy packing materials, label your boxes clearly, pack a separate essentials box, notify your utility companies, and research parking restrictions. Good luck with your move!