Moving hints and tips from the Reds Removal team
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Top ten home removal tips
Moving home can often be one of the most stressful parts of our lives, not only are we moving our most prized possessions and in fact our entire lives to a new locations whether it be for work, for love or even for a change of scenery, what can be a stressful time doesn’t have to be, it can be pretty straight forward, even fun if you let it be, get yourself excited and follow these simple common sense tips and tricks from the Reds Removals team and your house removal will be a breeze.
1. Pack your home ahead of time
Make sure to pack your non-essential items well in advance of your home moving day, such as ornaments, china, electronics, photos and keepsakes, these are items that will be time-consuming to protect and pack, toiletries, cutlery and clothing should be left a for the last few days ready for your removal day.
2. Have your home packing supplies ready
When it comes to moving home the one thing people overlook is what they are going to be packing their whole lives in removal boxes. When picking out your packing supplies, you should choose 2-3 box sizes, wardrobe boxes, bubble wrap, foam sheets, parcel tape, sticky labels, marker pens and brown packing paper. Never hurt to be ready right?
3. Create a bug out bag (overnight bag) for each family member
On the day of your home removal, and most probably for a few days after, you will be saying “where’s this?” “where’s that?” To make things easier, try knocking up a bug out bag for your family members with all their most needed things such as medicines, glasses, some cutlery, drinks, spare change of clothes and really the list is endless, anything you may need at the drop of a hat.
4. Packing your home
When moving home the time comes to pack your belongings, there your whole life, so pack them with care using all available packing supplies, make sure boxes are not overfilled or too heavy and the lids close fully without bulging, use supplied foam or bubble wrap to wrap fragile objects. You can label boxes with contents, locations and whether their fragile, draws and wardrobes should also be packed into boxes, this will make sure you received the safest and efficient house removal service possible.
5. Don’t forget your shed/ garage/loft spaces
These places are the most overlooked parts of the home come removal day, packing and sorting through these rarely visited spaces can save you hours on removal day, there the parts of the house that are un-stackable and often dirty with sharp edges, such as tools, garden furniture, lawnmowers and bikes, packing these often essential items properly really helps on your home removal day. Most of all your new home will be less cluttered, perfect for people who are moving to smaller properties.
6. Utilities and entertainment
Before your home removal please remember to take your final readings of your water meter, gas meter and electric meter, and to notify them your moving home, also don’t forget about your Sky TV, Virgin TV packages TV licence and your telephone provider, they will also need notifying of your new address.
7. Are you taking a large number of plants?
Plants are an un-stackable for removal companies, there is no playing Tetris with formidable shrubbery, they take up large amounts of floor space in home removal vans and often the reason for second trips, where possible packing them in boxes will save large amounts of van space.
8. Large bulky furniture
Large and bulky furniture such as beds, wardrobes, and tables should be dismantled ready for your house removal, if you have chosen Reds Removals to carry out your house removal and you’re unable or just don’t have the time to dismantle your bulky furniture, our removal vans are equipped with tools and our trusted porters can handle almost anything asked of them with skill and efficiency and are more than happy to help come removal day.
9. Parking and access
On the day of your move, our removal van or vans will need some where to park, ideally as close to the property or largest entrance possible, customers are asked to try to reserve us a space to park our 3.5-ton removal vans, ready for your move. Passageways and walkthroughs should be clear and tidy, especially close to stairs and doorways, Reds Removals team can clear space wherever needed on the day of your home removal where needed.
10. Sit back
The day of your house removal has come. Reds Removals has just rolled up it’s time to sit back and let us take over for a while, you’ve earned it! Anything you have forgotten or been unable to manage will be swiftly and professionally taken care of when at your new home we can arrange your furniture to whatever floor plan you desire and rebuild all furniture if requested without hesitation. We will do everything we can to make your house removal in Teesside a piece of cake.
For more information on our domestic removals please take a look at our HOME REMOVALS information page