Whether you are downsizing to a more manageable property or upgrading your existing home to something bigger and better, house moving is one process that is dreaded by countless householders. Moving home however needn’t be a painful and drawn out experience; as we reach September and the traditional home moving season read on to discover our top tips for making moving easy…
1. Get prepared long before your move in date
Leaving everything until the very last minute is one sure-fire route to disaster, but with plenty of preparation you can make the process as seamless and simple as possible. Start by making a list of your packing priorities, this will feature items that are a must in your new home. Allow yourself time to sort through your belongings carefully, clearing out items that you wish to bin, sell or give to charity.
Once you have sorted your belongings, you can then begin to calculate how many sturdy boxes you require to complete the move, not forgetting other essentials like duct tape, bubble wrap and newspaper lining.
2. Book your house moving van as early as possible
As well as allowing time to sort your belongings, you must also be sure to book your moving van early. Here at Collison Vehicle Rental, we pride ourselves on stocking and supplying vehicles for all occasions, including various sizes of vans for house moves. We understand just how stressful a house move can be but by hiring a van from us you can find the right vehicle for the job and get your belongings from A to B as planned. Our vans can be reserved online for added convenience.
3. Pack like a pro
Treating the packing process like a military operation is the key to not just successful moving but easy unpacking. Start packing from the top of your home and work your way down, concentrating on one room at a time. Label each box as clearly as possible and keep boxes from each room all together. Take extra care when packing heavy, fragile and hazardous items, and pack heavier items at the bottom of the box, sealing all the joints of each box generously with strong duct tape for added strength.
4. Separate your essentials
Having essential items to hand is important, and we recommend packing a box of items that you will need on the very first night in your new home so you can take your time unpacking. Tea, coffee, snacks, cups, a kettle, cutlery and plates are all useful items to keep close, whilst preparing an overnight bag for each member of the family will ensure you can settle in without rummaging through every box you spent time so carefully packing.
Need to hire a van for a house move?
If you are in the Portsmouth area, planning a house move and decided self-drive van hire is the best option, then check out our vans to rent at Collison’s Waterlooville.