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Tips for moving home for the first time

Moving into your very first home as an independent adult can be an emotional experience, but one that should be treasured, and more importantly, well prepared for. The process may feel exciting or alien, and will provide plenty of good memories to last a lifetime. However, as a new mover, moving home for the first time may make you feel somewhat bewildered and in need of guidance. Things that a veteran mover would be well aware of might not even cross your mind.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to get you ready for the big day. Read on to discover our top tips for moving home for the very first time.

Make a list

Moving home is a complex undertaking, and it’s easy to forget key elements. That’s why it’s always wise to create a to-do list several weeks beforehand, and jot things down when you remember them. It might possibly turn into the world’s longest to-do list, but at least nothing will be forgotten, such as checking the meters or defrosting the freezer.

Furnishing on a budget

It is likely that most of your money has been spent on the house, leaving a modest pool of cash for furniture and appliances. In this case, there are a couple of money-saving techniques you can adopt. If you’re moving in with another person, there’s little point bringing two sets of crockery or vacuums etc. Confer with your future roommate beforehand to see who will bring/buy which items. Charity shops are also a valuable source of surprisingly good quality furniture, pictures and ornaments, so make sure to go on a bargain hunt before you buy from more expensive shops.

Pack smart

This is the key to a successful and stress-free move. Label your boxes as you pack; while this may seem like a tedious task, it will save you oodles of time at the other end. Also make sure you pack a box of essential items you will need in your first few days, such as your pyjamas or toiletries. There’s nothing more annoying than having to wade through a sea of identical boxes to find your toothbrush. It’s not advisable to pack any important documents along with general household items, just in case they are lost in transit. Instead keep passports and keys on your person.

Keep others in the loop

Don’t sneak off in secret. Make sure that your utility companies, banks and employers are all aware of your move so they can update their records. Also try to get any regular or expected mail redirected to your new address.

Choose the right removal company

Your removal company will be taking a huge burden from your shoulders and will help to ensure the big move goes smoothly. Therefore it’s imperative that you choose your company wisely, and investigate the additional time-saving options they might also offer, such as packing, storage and furniture dismantling.

Fragile Removals are available 7 days a week to cater for all your removal needs, and strive to take the pressure off your first time move. Our reliable team offer dismantling, packing, unpacking and storage services, as well as a trustworthy removal service for our domestic clients. To discuss your big move, contact us today for your no obligation quote.