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The Ultimate Guide to Moving Home: Tips and Tricks for a Smooth Move

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Moving home can be both an exciting and daunting experience. Whether you are moving across town or to a different country, the process of relocating can be overwhelming. However, with proper planning and organization, you can ensure a smooth transition to your new home. In this ultimate guide to moving home, we’ll walk you through the essential tips and tricks to make your move as seamless and as stress-free as possible. Can’t wait? Get a Quote for a home move with Purdie Worldwide today!

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Understanding the Basics of Moving Home

Before delving into the nitty-gritty details of moving, it is crucial to understand the basics. By having a clear understanding of what is involved in the moving process, you will be better prepared to tackle each step with ease.

Moving home can be an exciting yet daunting task. It involves not only physically relocating your belongings but also mentally preparing yourself for a new chapter in your life. Whether you are moving to a new city, a different district, or even a new country, the process requires careful planning and consideration.

So in order to give you the best price for your home move, we need to a home survey. This can be done in one of 3 ways, all of which are free!

1) You can book a 1 to 1 surveyor appointment, where a highly trained surveyor comes out to your property and you guide him through your house showing them exactly what needs to moved and where to.

2) Or you can book a video survey where you’ll use WhatsApp to have a video call with a surveyor. You’ll then show them round your home using your phone, and they can then calculate how much the move would cost based on what you’ve shown them.

3) If you’re not a fan of human interaction, you can always download our free moving app! Using the app you can take a video tour of your property, and send us in the footage through the app, at a time that’s convenient to you.

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The Importance of Planning Your Move

Planning is the key to a successful move. Start by creating a comprehensive moving checklist that outlines all the tasks you need to complete before, during, and after the move. This will help you stay organized and ensure that no crucial steps are overlooked.

When creating your checklist, consider breaking it down into categories such as packing, transportation, utilities, and paperwork. This will allow you to tackle each aspect of the move systematically, making the process more manageable.

Additionally, consider creating a timeline that highlights target dates for completing each task. This will help you stay on track and avoid last-minute surprises. By setting deadlines for yourself, you can ensure that you are making progress and not leaving everything to the last minute.

Having said all of that, any well-respected removal company should provide a removal plan for you. If they haven’t, then ask them for one. It’s always good to know timescales in advance, so you’re not having to retroactively change and adjust deadlines to suit, or worse the date of completion!

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Organising your Belongings for the Move

Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but the thought of packing up all your belongings can be overwhelming. However, with the right strategies and a little bit of planning, you can make the process much more manageable. If you don’t fancy doing it yourself, then you can use our packing service for complete piece of mind and a totally stress-free move!

Sorting and packing your belongings efficiently is crucial to ensure a smooth transition. Check out the moving and packing tips below as part of our guide to moving home, and you’ll simplify the process and minimize the stress of moving home.

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Depending on the volume you wish to move, you may need more than one removal truck

Sorting and Decluttering Tips

Before you start packing, take the time to declutter your belongings. Sort items into three categories: keep, donate/sell, and discard. This will not only reduce the number of items you need to pack but also lighten your load and make moving easier.

As you go through your belongings, think about whether you truly need each item. Consider its sentimental value, usefulness, and whether it fits into your new home’s style and space. If an item no longer serves a purpose or brings you joy, it may be time to let go.

Once you’ve decided what to keep, consider holding a garage sale or donating unwanted items to charity. Not only will this help you declutter, but it will also give your belongings a second life and benefit others in need.

If you’ve decluttered and still don’t have enough room for everything, why not try our Door-2-Store service? This involves us delivering a 250ft³ storage container to your door, and allows you pack it at your own pace. Once it’s filled, we collect it and take it back to our secure storage facility until you need it again.

When decluttering you might find things you thought you'd lost

Packing Strategies for Efficiency

When it comes to packing, proper organization is key. Start by gathering packing supplies such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and markers. Having all the necessary materials on hand will save you time and prevent last-minute trips to our packing shop.

Before you start packing, create a plan of action. Begin with one room at a time, focusing on the areas that are used less frequently. This will allow you to maintain a sense of order in your current living space while you pack up your belongings.

As you pack, be sure to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to. This will make unpacking a breeze and help you locate essential items quickly. You can use color-coded labels or simply write directly on the boxes. Whichever method you choose, make sure the labels are clear and easy to read.

Additionally, consider packing similar items together to keep things organized. For example, pack all your kitchen utensils in one box and your bathroom essentials in another. This will make unpacking and setting up your new home much more efficient.

Don’t forget to pack a moving-day essentials box containing items you’ll need right away, such as toiletries, a change of clothes, and important documents. This box should be easily accessible and clearly marked, so you can quickly find what you need without having to rummage through multiple boxes.

Remember, moving can be a stressful time, but with a well-organized packing plan, you can make the process smoother and more manageable. Take the time to declutter, pack strategically, and label your boxes, and you’ll be well on your way to a successful move.

Talking of Moving Boxes, when you book a removal with Purdie Worldwide, you get a 10% discount on all of your packing materials! Visit our online store today and collect your order in-store within the hour! Just remember, don’t put all your books into a large box, use a small box for items like books so we don’t struggle to carry them.

Order your packing materials online and collect them in-store!

Last-Minute Checklist for Moving Day

Create a last-minute checklist to ensure you don’t forget any essential tasks on moving day. This may include disconnecting utilities, securing all doors and windows, and double-checking that all boxes are properly labeled. Make sure to have contact information for your movers or DIY moving team readily available and keep important documents and valuable items with you for safekeeping.

Dealing with Unexpected Issues on Moving Day

Despite careful planning, unexpected issues may arise on moving day. Be prepared for potential challenges such as traffic delays, inclement weather, or problems with the new property. Stay calm and flexible, and have contingency plans in place. Maintain open communication with your movers or DIY team to address any issues that may arise and find quick solutions.

By using this guide to moving home, your journey to a new home will be smoother and less stressful. Remember to stay organized, plan ahead, and be flexible throughout the process. Moving home is a significant milestone, and by approaching it with the right mindset, you can turn it into an exciting adventure!

To get moving with Purdie Worldwide, all you have to do is fill out one of our home removal forms, and leave the rest to us!

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