Moving home is known to be one of the most stressful experiences most people face in their lives. In circumstances like this it pays to do whatever we can to make things easier for ourselves. Some Carmarthenshire residents choose to hire a van and do all the hard work themselves, and this will usually work out less expensive than using a removals service. But do you really want all that additional hassle on top of all the things you already have to think about in connection with your move? It makes sense to use a Carmarthenshire removals service like David Maskell Removals to make things run smoothly.
What do Carmarthenshire householders need to bear in mind when moving home? Well, every move is different, but here are a few pointers from removals professionals which may save time and headaches on these most stressful of days:
Keys and Contracts
Your moving agent should have fully briefed you on what paperwork must be completed on the day you move, and on the arrangements for exchanging keys. However, it’s often a good idea to have a written checklist so that nothing gets forgotten.
Preparing to Move
If you leave all your preparation until the day of the move, you may not leave yourself enough time to do everything. In the week before the removals service arrives, separate out all the clothes and personal belongings you will need for the week and arrange everything else room by room: pack all kitchen items together, all bathroom items together, and so on.
Plan Your Meals
Since your kitchen appliances and utensils may be out of use for the days of removals, plans to have prepared meals or takeaways, or eat at local Carmarthenshire restaurants for a few days. It may be a little more expensive, but it will give you more time and energy and allow you to be prepared ahead of time.
Pack your most valuable and fragile items first, using bubble wrap, polystyrene chips, and as much cardboard as necessary to make the item secure. Pack other possessions in strong, stackable boxes. Label each box with its contents and which room of the house it belongs in. Clothes should be folded into sturdy plastic bags. Some Carmarthenshire removals services also offer a packing service.
Loading the Van
Your Carmarthenshire removals service should handle this for you. But if you do decide to brave going it alone, it’s best to put heavy appliances like cookers and fridges at the front of the load space by the cab, and secure them with cargo straps. Put your other furniture on next, and arrange boxes around it, with the heaviest boxes on the bottom. Bags containing clothes and curtains can be used to wedge everything in place, preventing breakages. Transport small fragile items by car rather than in the removals van.
When the removals van arrives at your new Carmarthenshire property, take each box and bag straight to the room written on the label for unpacking.