We have compiled a list of our team’s favourite tips and tricks for moving house. Have a read below to find some ideas to make it a calm and smooth moving process.
Plan in advance.
Advise utility companies that you are moving as early as possible. These may include gas, electricity, water, TV/Broadband and TV licence. Register with An Post to redirect your mail at least five days before you move. Remember to take a meter reading.
Decide on your options.
Decide in advance if you are hiring a moving company, hiring a van yourself or relying on help from friends. If you are hiring movers, it is advised to shop around and get a few quotes.
Make an early start.
Start packing boxes as early as possible. The time required will depend on the size of your house and is contents. 2 – 3months in advance is always a good time scale to start. Identify what you will not need immediately. A few minutes a day can make a big difference in the long run.
Identify what furniture needs to be dismantled, marked fragile and packed securely. Aim to complete different tasks each day, in the lead up to your moving day.
Colour code and number boxes.
Assign different colour codes to boxes with labels, coloured tape or markers. You may assign different colours for different rooms. Numbering the boxes may also help you keep track on your moving process. This will also help unpacking boxes at the new property and to realise if anything has been left behind.
Ensure to pack now and organise at the new property. Save time unpacking with leaving your clothes on the hanger. Wrap clothes in suit bags or plastic bags. Wheeled suitcases are good for transporting heavy and delicate items
Take pictures of the back of your TV and PC to remind you where certain wires go when setting up. Also taking pictures of certain box contents to remind you where to locate items quickly. A quick photo of the meter reading can be helpful to have on your phone.