- We talk to the boss of a removal firm about ways to de-stress the day on the go
- Tips include making arrangements to keep pets and children away for the day
Moving days can be challenging enough without associating your overall stress level with concerns over your expulsion.
Dealing with solicitors and estate agents about money transfers, completions, and major collections can be time-consuming, so unless you’re planning a DIY move, you’ll want to keep track of what’s being packed in the van. Don’t want to be closely monitored.
This is why it can be essential to have a reliable and trustworthy removal firm to help the day go smoothly.
Terence Puna of Australian Man & Vans said: ‘Going home is stressful, especially at a time when the housing market is so busy and there is a lot of competition for the best removal firms. It helps if you are as organized as possible and plan your move in advance.’
Having a reliable and trustworthy removal firm is essential to helping the day run smoothly
He explained: ‘Hopefully, you have booked a reputable removal firm, which is a member of the British Association of Removers, to handle your move.
‘This should give you peace of mind, and reduce those stress levels, as you’ll know you have a firm that’s about to turn in the day – it’s not always a given in this crazy market – and do a good deed. This will help you to sleep easily at night.
He said there are things you can do to help your growing day run more smoothly. These include making sure your pets and children are looked after, and out of the way.
He said: ‘Make allowances for pets and children. If elders find it stressful to be on the go, imagine how it would be for them. Make a provision for someone to take care of them on the go, preferably well.’
Australian Man & Vans has provided a checklist to ensure that your removal proceeds without any problems.
They include making sure you have a bag of essentials at the ready, including snacks and toiletries, so that you don’t have to rummage through all your boxes on the first night in your house.
It tells you what steps you can take in advance to keep things running smoothly.
1. Carry valuables and important documents in the car
Mr. Puna explained: ‘Keep valuables such as jewellery, laptops, watches, passports and important documents in a safe place to take with you in the car.’
This means you’ll be able to easily take them to your new home and have them ready for days to come without getting lost in a pile of boxes.
2. Finish Your Packing
Don’t leave a load of stuff behind to finish the day of the move or you’ll be overwhelmed, warns Mr. Puna.
‘And be sure to pack a bag or box of essentials like a change of clothes, blankets, snacks and toiletries for all family members so you don’t need to fumble through all your boxes on the first night in your new home. No,’ he said.
Top tips include making sure your eviction van can be parked outside your home on moving day
3. Book a Storage Unit
If you don’t think all items will fit in your new home the first time around—perhaps because you’ve planned construction work—consider booking a storage unit for some of your items until there’s room for them.
Mr. Puna recommends moving the items to the storage unit before taking them home as it may mean you don’t waste time moving the items twice.
4. Check Parking Suspension
If necessary, double-check your parking suspension signs outside your home so that the removal van can be parked that day.
Rob Houghton, of Really Running, said: ‘If you don’t have a driveway at one or both ends of your trip, it’s a good idea to move to your new home to find good places to park during the day. Search. .
‘You may need to obtain a temporary parking permit for an eviction vehicle, which is the case in many city center locations, including most boroughs of London.
‘Some eviction firms will arrange this for you, but others will not, so be sure to discuss this with them in advance. Terms and costs vary, but it’s usually best to exercise caution when estimating loading and unloading times and choose a permit that covers an entire day, rather than a specified time slot. You can miss out if things don’t go exactly to plan.
‘We recommend that you arrange parking at the same time as you hire an eviction company, ideally at least a month before you expect to move, as the notice period for obtaining a permit is three weeks. can happen till.’
5. Eat Frozen Food
Mr. Puna points out that it’s worth being mindful of the food you buy from this point on.
“Be sure to cook all frozen food because you don’t want to transport it or throw it away while you’re on it,” he said.
6. Declutter Your Old Home
Mr. Puna suggests making sure you have thrown away or donated other unwanted items before the removal van arrives.
7. Arrange to keep pets and children elsewhere
Make allowances for pets and children. If elders find it stressful to be on the go, imagine how it would be for them. Make provision for someone to take care of them for the day on the go, preferably well outside.