Are you in the process of moving home, and would like to know what you can do to make the transition a smooth one? Then make a time investment of learning some common home moving tips. By applying these tips to your home move you can reduce the occurrence of problems that can potentially lead to financial setbacks, which is the last thing you want when moving into a new home. Therefore, take the time to read on to gain some insight into considerations that must be made during a home move.

  • Parking Permits: You will need to organise parking permits for the removal company if the home you are moving to requires them. Otherwise fines might be issued in the event of a lengthy unloading time. The removals company will most likely pass down the cost of the fine down to you. Some removal companies might not need parking permits if they have authorisation from the authorities, but don’t take the risk—find out from the removals company if that is the case.
  • Don’t Overfill Boxes: It is often the case that boxes are packed whilst on the floor with little attention given regarding how they will be carried. This can result in boxes that are too heavy to lift, or simply things will fall out adding time to the length of the move. This is not only frustrating but can also increase the removals bill if you have hired them on a per hour basis.
  • Insurance: Most removalist companies offer different levels of insurance so that you are protected if your personal property gets damaged during the move. However, you might not need this insurance if your home insurance already covers you even during a move—check with your insurance agent to be certain.
  • Pack Ahead of Time: You should make sure that all the belongings are packed well before the removals crew arrives. This will decrease the amount of time it will take to load the van up, and that in turn reduces the bill. Also you can take some of your belongings by the side of the road if it isn’t raining so that the distance between the van and your belongings is reduced even further.
  • Help: Get friends and family to help you move boxes and furniture as this will both reduce the stress on you during the move, and it will mean fewer removal professionals will be required, thereby reducing the bill.