Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Three top tips for moving home without a hiccup

Moving into a new home is something we all look forward to. It doesn't matter whether you're moving into your first home, into something bigger or are escaping to the countryside, embarking on a new property adventure is always a pleasure.

The moving process itself, however, can sometimes be troublesome. Whether you're doing all of the moving yourself or are enlisting the help of professionals, it always pays to be one step ahead of the game.

Here, we go over several tips which will help make your move run smoothly.

1. Label your boxes

When we're moving home, there are always a surprising number of identical boxes. One practice which is essential to the efficiency of your move is ensuring that all of your boxes are moved to the right place at the right time.

In order for this to happen, you will need to be sure that each of your boxes is labelled clearly and thoroughly. Not only will this make life easier for you during the move but it will make the unpacking process easier at the other end.

2. Know your route

More often than not, it takes more than one trip to move all of your furnishings and belongings from one home to another. With each added trip it becomes more important that you select your route carefully. If you're moving into Linden Homes in Peterborough, you'll need to ensure that you are familiar with the route and that you're travelling at the right time of day.

If the first trip doesn't go well, consider alternatives which might save time or avoid traffic hotspots.

3. Plan the order

Seeing that all of your belongings arrive at their new destination in the correct order is one of the most important aspects to a successful move. Not only will you need to plan which items are the first and last to arrive at your new home but you will also need to take care to see which are the first and last loaded onto the van at the beginning of each trip.

Moving your belongings in the correct order will dramatically reduce the time you spend at your new property organising boxes. You're sure to be at your most tired towards the end of the day so the more work you can get out of the way at the day's beginning, the better.