Moving house can be an overwhelming task – but at Wills Removals, we’re all about making it as smooth and stress-free an experience as possible. We accomplish this both by serving as the top choice amongst Braintree removal companies, and by providing handy tips to clients to assist in the run-up to our arrival. Our new blog is the perfect place to set some of these tips down, saving you a phone call or email. So without further ado, allow a veteran removal company to disclose some advice on making your move as seamless as possible.
Plan ahead – Some things in life can be handled perfectly well on a last minute basis; not removals. We recommend Braintree residents start planning their move as early as possible. This will give you enough time to find and contact a reliable removal company (hint, you’ve found one!), sort out your belongings, and ensure they’re securely packed.
Declutter – In most cases, if you’re moving, you’re not going to want to bring absolutely everything in your current Braintree property to your next destination. So before packing, it's important to sort through your belongings and decide what to keep, sell or donate. This will not only help reduce the amount of stuff you have to pack and your removal company has to move, it might help you save money on the cost of removals. On top of all that, it gives you more space to play with as you’re settling in.
Proper Packing Materials – It’s worth investing in quality packing materials, such as sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape and labels; alternatively, removal companies may supply them for you – as we do here at Wills Removals in Braintree. In regards to packing strategies: heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter items on top. Don't over pack boxes as they may become too heavy to carry.
Have a System – A well-ordered mind is a happy mind, and the same goes for a big old bunch of boxes. While a removal company doesn’t really need to know what’s in a box unless it’s something fragile, if you label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to, it will be easier for you and the removal team to know where to place each box in your new Braintree home.
Get Ready – So you have your boxes, well-labelled and carefully packed. Removals roll round quick, so well done. On the big day itself, make sure to have a clear pathway for the removal company to move your belongings in and out of the house. To ensure you’re comfortable when you get to your new destination, bring a bag of essentials, such as a change of clothes, toiletries and snacks, for the day of the move. Many removal companies have had experiences with clients who’ve got to a Braintree property and said: oh no, we’ve forgotten…. Don’t let it be you!
By following these removals tips, you can help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible – especially if you choose the Braintree area’s favoured removal company, Wills Removals.