Moving home can be a difficult and stressful process for even the best practiced of movers, so it can be even more daunting if you’re moving for the first time.
It does not have to be so daunting though. With a little bit a focus and some easy tricks you can soon be settled in your new home.
The best tip – make a priority packing list!
As soon as you know that you are moving, before you even start packing, start planning ahead and write down everything that you need to do.
Sit down and make a priority list of things to pack. Even if you plan to travel light with little belongings, the chances are that you will not be able to unpack everything you own in the first day. Therefore, it is really important to decide what you will need as soon as you move in and keep it to one side.
Moving home is thirsty work so make sure you have the essentials to hand the moment you move in. Don’t bury your coffee, mugs, tea, snacks and kettle etc under your library of heavy books.
The larger and heavier furniture items such as wardrobes, storage and beds for example are important things to get through the door early on so make sure they are top of the list. Moving and building heavy items of furniture will feel much easier early on rather than after a full and draining day.
Don’t leave packing to the last minute
Try to avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed by packing up your belongings, instead try and break it down into small manageable parts to give you plenty of time before your move. By breaking your packing down to one room at a time you can really save on time, the bonus is that you should know which box needs to go where in your new home too – make sure you label them!
Use the move as an excuse to declutter and get rid of those things you forgot you even had! Look out for local car boot sales you can go to or donate to some local charities. Read our blog on how to declutter your home before moving for some more great tips!
When packing up your fragile items, don’t just place them all in one box, make sure you fill in the gaps to keep things secure! Use soft items such as clothing, towels and even newspaper to make sure that your fragile items will stay safe throughout your move.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re moving for the first time, chances are that you will want to do everything yourself and that is completely understandable! Everyone likes to be independent and optimistic. However don’t be afraid to seek help. Whether it be from family and friends or a local trusted removals company, many hands make light work.
Remember that the whole process of moving home should be an exciting time and something that you enjoy.
If you have a move coming up and would like some help and more information on local removals, please get in touch.
No move is too big or small with Armishaws removals. From a few boxes to a full load, our friendly and experienced team will ensure that your whole move from the initial survey to packing and transportation, goes smoothly.
If the thought of packing your belongings makes you feel overwhelmed, we offer a full packing service which can be added to your removals package. We can even help with just packing up your most fragile and breakable items, making sure that your items are handled with skill and care to ensure their safe arrival to your new home.
Want to get in and decorate first? That’s not a problem, we also offer residential storage solutions on both a short and long term basis! We have a clean and secure container storage system which will ensure the safety and care of all your belongings until you’re ready to complete your move.
Contact Armishaws today to request a quote from our team with a wealth of knowledge in first time removals.