Welcome to Devon 247, the county’s newest news, features, blog and sport platform.

This site has merged with The Plymouth Daily to offer even more of the content readers have told us they enjoy so much.

And, as with Plymouth, you can post your own content for free on D247 by clicking here.

Our focus is on positive, community news which, sadly, seems to be in short supply these days.

Thank you for visiting!

The Plymouth Daily - logo

Tips for Moving Home

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 05:43

Moving home can be an extremely stressful experience, especially if you do not take the necessary steps to make the process as smooth as possible. When you are considering moving home, you need to take into consideration a couple of key aspects to ensure that you do not have problems during the process and that you are ready to move on the day.

• Hire a Moving Firm

The first thing that you should think about is hiring a moving firm, and you should ensure that you have one of these in place before you plan anything else. Reliable moving firms are important to ensure that none of your possessions or valuables are damaged in the process of moving and to make sure that all of your items are well-organised.

You should book a moving firm far in advance to get the date and time that you need and look at reviews and quotes in order to find the best option for you. You also need to decide whether you want your removals firm to help with packing, or simply the transport of your goods. For instance. Simply Removals in Bedford are a stress-free and reliable removal company that can provide the equipment and staff that you need to make your move run smoothly. 

• De-Clutter Beforehand

The further in advance that you decide to de-clutter, the more prepared that you will be for the move. One of the best options for de-cluttering is to organise your possessions over time in preparation for viewings and selling, which will make the process easier when it comes nearer to moving day. From making organised lists of what you own and disposing of anything which you do not use on a regular basis, there are many ways to declutter your house as successfully as possible. However, taking the time to de-clutter will help to lessen the chaos of the move and ensure that you have fewer items to pack, something which is especially important if you are downsizing.

• Change Your Addresses

When moving, it is also essential that one of your priorities is to change all of your addresses, including your postal address, before you move into your new home. You need to make a checklist of everywhere that you need to contact, which may include your insurance companies, bank, and the tax office to ensure that you are able to receive all of the information that you need.

• Organise Packing

You also need to find a stress-free way of packing your possessions in order to move, especially if you are not hiring a packing company. The best way to pack is to organise your possession room-by-room over time and ensure that you label all of the boxes that you use so that you can determine what items are in which box. Not only this, but you should not overpack boxes as much as possible, as this could damage the items inside and lead to item loss if the box breaks. You can order boxes from online stores, or get them for free by asking high street shops whether they have any spare boxes available.