The change of place of residence is always a source of stress. Faced with the unknown, everyone asks themselves a multitude of questions. Indeed, not only do you have to organize the move, which consists of renting a vehicle, sorting your belongings, and moving them safely, but you also have questions about travel time, the time available to move in, and finally, about your new life. A move cannot be improvised. Whether you do it often or are a novice, the little moving advice provided below comes from the customer experience.
PACK YOUR ITEMS
Putting your things in boxes is an activity that takes time and which, if not carried out rigorously, can be the source of many setbacks.
You are compulsive readers in the family, where you collect bronze statues. You understand! When packing objects, consider their weight and who will move them. A rugby team will not carry the same load as 10-year-old children. Therefore, our advice is to organize your boxes taking these parameters into account by combining books with office items, for example, or even plates with a few glasses. Do not hesitate to wedge the business with bubble wrap or crumpled-up newspaper. Also, think of household linen, which can protect the porcelain very effectively. Then use a moving adhesive. Cross the strips below and above the cardboard to add strength and prevent warping.
Buy protective packaging materials like a mattress moving cover, rug storage bag
, TV cover, etc. You can get them at affordable rates from Britwrap
. They have a wide range of products like storage bags, container desiccant, floor protection roll
, and poly sacks for moving to store your belongings safely.
Yes, the contents of the box should not deform the box. The reason is simple: you optimize the loading in the truck, and on the other hand, you do not weaken the packaging. This is so that your vehicle carries more boxes, but you won't have the inconvenience of hearing the load move during the journey or, worse, breaking your Aunt Lucie's precious vase.
SORTING IS REQUIRED
A move is prepared well in advance, counting between 15 days and 1 month for an apartment and much more for the family home occupied for more than twenty years.
Why? This will allow you to sort out the items you want to keep. And possibly, you will have time to organize a clearance sale to sell those you no longer need.
Once you see it more clearly, you will have to put the objects in boxes, following the advice given in the first paragraph. Each box should only contain items intended for one and the same room in the future home. This avoids looking everywhere for something you need quickly and staying in "boxes" for long weeks. You must not forget to note the destination room very visibly for this to work. When unloading, the belongings will therefore be easily distributed according to the place indicated, which avoids traffic jams of packages at the entrance or in the living room.
THE FURNITURE ALSO DESERVES SOME PRECAUTIONS
For the contents of the freezer, think about how to empty it of its food as soon as you decide to move. 2 to 3 days before the big departure, unplug it. Then, you will be able to transport it dry and clean in complete safety. Do the same for the refrigerator. For a quick and peaceful move-in, thorough cleaning of all other electrical appliances is strongly recommended.
As far as furniture is concerned, cupboards or bookcases will also be dismantled 36 to 48 hours before departure. Remember to discreetly number the parts of the furniture as you remove them. Take photos of the different stages of disassembly and tape the bag containing all the furniture's hardware in a drawer or element. Then, you will be able to reassemble the furniture with complete peace of mind.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD, A SMALL DIPLOMATIC COUNCIL
Depending on your accommodation situation, it is a good idea to warn your neighbors of the possible inconvenience caused by your move, especially if the truck has to block an entrance. Your neighbor may anticipate an exit from the garage to go to work. Also, remember to ask the town hall for reserved parking.