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Master Moves Limited Moving Tips
Your Master Moves Guide To A Stress Free Move
Before Your Moving Date
Before your moving date, make sure you know what items you're taking with you, what will need careful packing, and that you're covered for potential breakages.
- Make a priority packing list.
- Take some time to sift through your belongings and have a clear-out! You can even make up a charity box if you have the time.
- Calculate how many boxes you will need and get these well in advance, as well as items such as strong tape and bubble wrap (Can be provided by Master Moves).
- Use strong-large boxes but don't over-fill, as they can damage/ be too heavy to move.
- Put all hazardous materials, such as paint, bleach and aerosols, into a separate box and keep them away from your other belongongs.
Unless you're travelling light, you won't be able to unpack everything in the first day, so it's worth deciding what you might need easy access to once you're in your new home.
- Pack an 'essentials' box for the first night in your new home and carry it with you. Instant access to coffee, tea, snacks, cups and a kettle may be welcome soon after you arrive. As will plates, utensils and a kitchen cloth.
- Prepare an overnight bag for everyone in the family, and make sure that there is enough toilet paper and toiletries for everyone.
- If possible, finish any laundry well before you move to avoid packing damp clothes. Keep a separate box/bag for dirty washing.
- Make sure the boxes containing items you need the least are loaded up first!
Spend some time considering how you are going to pack your possessions. Books are easy but heavy, valuables need careful wrapping and may take time, and some furniture may need to be dismantled, which our team are happy take off your hands!
- Start early! Packing always takes longer than anticipated, particularly when you start reminiscing over old photographs stored in the attic or you realise that you need to dismantle items.
- Begin at the top of the house and move downwards. If you have an attic, it's a good idea to start there.
- Keep the weight of all boxes to a minimum to avoid any back injuries.
- Pack one room at a time, clearly labelling each box with details of its contents and the room to which it belongs. Clearly label boxes that contain breakables and also those that are load-bearing and can be stacked in the van.
- Keep all boxes for each room together. This will save time unpacking.
- It may sound obvious but pack heavier items on the bottom of the box and lighter items on top.
- Any breakables should also be wrapped in bubble wrap. Use clean tissue or wrapping paper for the first layer to prevent newspaper print leaving marks.
- Pack important documents together, such as birth and marriage certificates, and keep them in a safe place!
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