This is one of the more challenging tasks, as it requires a level of discipline that typically a homeowner would save for spring.
With any house move, this is a great opportunity to filter through your possessions and get rid of unwanted items,
this could be either through a home product sale initiative as well as sending products to the skip,
donating or recycling. De-cluttering is a way to both purge your house of unwanted products, but also symbolises a more organised beginning,
as well as being mentally therapeutic as a tidy home, relaxes the mind, it can also save on packin and costs, of moving junk between properties.
Make sure inventory is packed securely and safely, ensuring both the safety and health of the removal companies staff.
Don’t leave knives rattling around, secure each individual blade in secure bubble wrap, and store securely,
make sure the packaging highlights, knives and sharp instruments. Some homeowners have rifles and shotguns,
ensure the security cabinets are removed and transferred safely.
Do not leave any unattended firearms in the cabinet,
Make sure and firearms have their ammunition removed seperated from the firearms, and ensure the firing mechanisma are removed, (i.e. bolts) and stored in a mobile safe.
ahead of time talk to your firearms officer who can help you with how to store firearms and ammunitions, during a move. Always ensure
that you transport firearms either yourself, or with a firm approved to transport them. Ensure inventory is accurate before and
after the move. Alway remember to notify your firearms officer of your move.
Do not overfill boxes or mark sensitive items as described. i.e. VVS1 flawless diamond collection., if these need to be transported hire the relevant transportation and security
company to both move, hold and transport these precious items.
Important documents such as passports, wills, insurances etc. In a fie or box which is easily accessible.
A backup plan, would be to scan all your documents and back them up on cloud and or USB, to ensure that you have backups
that can be called upon in case of things get lost, are damaged or destroyed.
To reduce stress and improve the flow of the process,
allocate time to make the exchange of keys go as smoothly as possible with the parties,
in a chain this means you exchanging with the buyers of your old property and the keys for the new property
from the vendors of the property you have acquired.
16. First aid kit, power supplies and survival kits
Too many people miss this step and it is really important, Keep an emergency day survival kits,
this could include medication, toiletries, water, food and snacks, clothing and a first aid kit. Today, battery banks for charging mobile devices
is also improtant. Make sure children have entertainment available like ipads or reading material, they can
be just as stressed about a house move as an adult, and keeping them pre-occupied can really help both them and
17. Organise utilities and address changes
Ensure you take readings of electric and gas meter values, submit these readings to the utilities companies and providers.
If you have any bills due, ensure the provider knows your last date and time as an occupant of the property.
Additionally, put an interim post redirect for any mail to your new property, in the period after, you can change your mailing details with banks, businesses, work etc.
18. Relax at the end
It is important to relax at the point the move is complete, boxes are settled and your bed(s) are built. On your first night make sure your have a way to heat water, and a bed.
You can always order takeout, but if you have children, prepare the appropriate food ahead of time. At billntrade.com we have property removal companies
who use billntrade.com to manage the digital aspects of the move, such as quote, agreements, invoicing etc.
We hope this guide can help you with the essential aspects of planning your home move, in a less stressfull way.
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