By planning ahead and being prepared, you can drastically reduce the stress that often comes with moving home. Planning ahead a few months in advance will make all the difference, and will generally lead to a smooth and easy relocation. One of the best ways to plan ahead is to make a checklist well in advance of W11 moving day. Here are some of the things you should include on any checklist.

Schedule

The first thing to add to your checklist is a schedule. This will allow you to break down the various tasks that need doing and allocate a rough time period to each one. It’s important to be realistic, however – giving yourself too much to do in too short a space of time will defeat the purpose of planning ahead in the first place. Try to allocate an hour or so each day for packing, and some time for general admin tasks that are related to the W11 move.

Budget

By budgeting, you can avoid falling into the trap of over spending on removal services and other things that might be needed for the relocation. Again, being realistic is key here – if you are very busy and don’t think you will have time to get all the packing done, then it may be worthwhile hiring professional W11 packers. On the other hand, if you are confident that you can do without some services, such as packing, then you can set your budget a bit lower. Generally, it will help you to be a bit more firm when choosing what services and extras you can afford from removal companies and so on.

Packing

This will be what will take up the majority of your time, so it makes sense to try and schedule accordingly. As mentioned, giving yourself an hour a day to do some packing is a good option. Along with starting a few months in advance, you should be ready to go by the time moving day arrives. Generally, it’s best to start packing the rarely used items in your home first. Any valuables, such as glassware for example, will probably not be needed until after you’ve relocated, so should be packed first. You should then try to schedule your packing so that by the time moving day arrives you only have a few everyday essentials to pack.

Research potential movers

This is something that can be done early on too, and it can often make sense to do this while deciding on a budget, as by doing some research into potential moving companies you will get a fairly good idea of what to expect cost-wise. The obvious sources to check for companies are online and in your local telephone directory, but it can be very worthwhile asking around friends family and colleagues, especially those local to the area, as you might find a good reliable company that you know are trustworthy.

It’s always worth your time checking customer testimonials too, ideally on independent websites, so you can get a clearer picture of how good a company is. Finally, even though you can often get estimates and quotes online from companies with a web presence, it never hurts to give them a call too. The advantages of this are that you can speak to a member of the company directly and get a good sense of how they treat customers, but also you can ask questions and enquire about things that may not have been possible to find out on the website.



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