Whether it’s your 1st time or your 5th time, moving house, office or anywhere can be a stressful and lengthy process for anybody. These 10 tips are tried, tested, and guaranteed to make your moving experience a lot easier.
If you are moving large pieces of equipment then consider using LLM Handling’s pump trucks and their experts.
Leave yourself enough time
If you’re working to a timescale (moving date) the worst thing you can do is leave packing until the last minute. Although packing can take much less time than you initially think, you don’t want to get into a panicked frenzy the day before you need to move out. If you have a busy work schedule the sooner you can start packing the better. When you should start packing also depends on the size and amount of items you are moving. It is recommended to start packing 2 months before moving out of a large house or office, and 1 month for a small house/office.
Pack one room at a time
Not only can packing be stressful, unpacking can be just as stressful, not knowing where anything is or what goes where. Make life easy for yourself by packing one room at a time, this will allow you to easily distribute and unpack once you are in your new home. The same rule should be applied when unpacking your belongings at your new home. By taking one room at a time you can be more methodical and stop only once the room has been completely unpacked, thus reducing mess. If you have high storage areas in your new property you might want to consider using a high lift pallet truck to avoid injury from lifting heavy items.
For Larger Items Look Into Pump Trucks
When moving offices or large buildings, there are items that you simply cannot move yourself. LLM handling have a large selection of pump trucks that can move heavier items with ease.
Wrap it before you pack it
Picture this, you’ve spent hours, days, weeks meticulously packing everything into boxes, only to find that when you get to your new home that all your drinking glasses and the ornament your Mum got you from Tenerife is broken into a hundred tiny pieces. To avoid this nightmare, invest in some bubble wrap to protect some of your more fragile items. The same goes for furniture!
Moving is a great opportunity to do a spot of Spring Cleaning. That vase that you didn’t know you had? Get rid of it. That broken laptop that you were going to get fixed but ended up getting a new one instead? You don’t need it. That unopened soap set that you got for Christmas 3 years ago? You see where I’m going with this. Be ruthless, if you haven’t used it in the last 6 months’ chances are you won’t. A new house deserves a fresh start and so do you. The great thing about decluttering whilst moving is that you can do it before and after. Donate it to charity, sell it, bin it, re-gift it.
Know your limits
It is important to make sure you have the right type of boxes when moving house, for larger, heavier items heavy duty boxes will be required. For other items such as pillows light duty boxes will do the job. It is important to not go over 30kg per box, not just so it doesn’t fall apart if lifted, but so you or whoever is moving it doesn’t get injured.
Stack boxes from heavy to light
After you’re finished packing may want to stack your boxes, as no one wants to have to climb over a sea of cardboard just to get into bed. When stacking them make sure that the heaviest boxes are on the bottom and the lighter ones are on the top. Not only is this safer, but it will prevent any boxes/items getting damaged under excessive weight.
Label your boxes
There’s absolutely no point in organising each room into individual boxes if after you’ve taped them up you don’t know what’s in them. Marker pens are a simple and effective way to make sure you know exactly what is in each box to make unpacking easier for you later on.