Moving house is both exciting and stressful. From moving boxes to finding big enough trailers for rent, there are many things to consider. You can reduce the hassle of changing residences through proper preparation and by finding professional movers listed on Junk Mail.
Whatever route you decide to follow, we have highlighted some useful tips to help your move run smoother.
Useful tips for your move
Organisation is key to a successful move. The first step is to make a list of what needs to be done and separate the tasks into a weekly schedule. That way you will know what you need to do week by week until your moving date arrives.
Next you will need to decide how you are going to move your possessions from your old house to your new one. You can look for a moving truck hire service or find trailers for rent. If you are using movers, it is important to let them know what your requirements are. This helps moving companies and the professionals that work for them, bring the right equipment.
Moving is also the perfect opportunity to get rid of anything that you don’t need. You can reduce your moving load and get a fresh start in your new home by donating items that you don’t use often to charity. Donating items to charity is a great way to give back, but as a move can get rather expensive, you can also put your unwanted possessions up for sale by placing your free ad on Junk Mail.
Clear out old magazines and documents but don’t forget to recycle them. Make sure that you have what you need for packing and establish a system before you start.
Black markers, moving boxes, newspaper and duct tape are all essential items which will make packing more convenient. Try to make your move environmentally friendly by wrapping fragile items in old linen or old documents instead of bubble wrap and by using recycled moving boxes. Don’t forget to label the boxes so that you can find what you are looking for easily.
A great idea when moving house is to pack a bag full of your essential items like a change of clothes and your toiletries. This way you won’t have to search for vital items when you are exhausted from the move. Make sure that you have everything packed and organised by moving day as any delays can incur additional costs.
Making use of Professional Movers and Moving Companies
An easy way to transport your belongings is with a moving company. Start by researching the different moving companies and pick one with a reliable reputation. When it comes to furniture removal, using professionals is advantageous for heavier items.
Furniture movers have the right equipment and skill to move bulkier items like couches, beds and even refrigerators and freezers. Another advantage of using professional movers is that it will save you time. Moving your possessions yourself is hard work and it will take much longer than using professional services. You can use this extra time to complete important tasks.
Moving house is emotionally and physically draining which means that it is best to take every opportunity to reduce stress. Using a moving company also has the benefit of professional packing so that your possessions are transported to their new destination safely.
The disadvantage of using moving companies it is that it is a more expensive option and it means that you have to stick to the moving company’s schedule.
Opting for Moving Truck Hire
Another transportation solution is truck rental. An advantage of moving truck hire is that it is a cost effective way to transport your belongings to your new home. DIY moving is an excellent way to save money.
Moving truck hire services offers you both convenience and flexibility. Not only is it a cheaper option, it also puts you completely in control of your move. A range of truck sizes means that you can choose one which best meets your requirements.
Selecting the right truck size will save you time and money. Truck rental is a suitable option for both short and long distance moves. Find the right truck for the job by downloading the Junk Mail Android App or Junk Mail BlackBerry App and browsing for the perfect professional.
Moving House DIY Style
If you are interested in a do-it-yourself move you could also find trailers for rent. The first step is to search for trailers that are big enough yet can be towed by you vehicle when loaded.
If you have large pieces of furniture, opting for furniture movers might be a great idea. Using furniture removal services to move big, bulky items, you are then able to move smaller items like clothing and kitchenware.
The advantage of using a trailer is that it is less expensive than renting a truck or using professional moving companies. However if you are travelling long distances and all your possessions can’t be stored in the trailer in one load then using a trailer may not be a suitable option.
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