The lead-up to moving home can be incredibly stressful and you will have a lot of important things to do. Amongst signing essential documents and arranging new utilities, you will need to start packing your belongings and this in itself can be a mammoth task.
It is no surprise that during the busy pre-move period lots of people will forget to do different jobs. Whilst overlooking some things won’t necessarily cause too much hassle on moving day, others will result in you having to spend hours rushing through tasks in an attempt to stay on track. To help prevent any unnecessary stress the morning of your move, below we have listed some of the most common things people forget to do when they’re moving house.
Prepare Any White Goods
Whilst you’re busy packing all of your belongings into boxes, it can be so easy to forget about things such as your fridge and freezer. Before you can move these white goods, you will need to clear them out by using up or throwing away any food and you will also need to defrost them. If you don’t defrost your freezer, you can end up with water leaks during the move.
Pack Up Things From The Garden
So many people overlook packing up their belongings that aren’t kept in the house, but they still need to be moved to the new property. Make sure you take the time to pack up everything in your shed or greenhouse, from your lawnmower to your plants and flowers. Some moving companies will happily move your plants for you, you just need to tell them at the time of quoting as they can’t be stacked in the van like other items.
Arrange Parking For A Removal Van
When booking a moving company to help with the house removals, lots of people won’t think about where their van is going to go. If you don’t have a driveway or your driveway is too small for a removal van, make sure you arrange a parking space for the van in advance of moving day. Ideally, try to get a space as close to your house as possible.
Organise Child/Pet Care
It can be really easy to overlook the need for child care and pet care on a moving day, but having children and pets in your house can slow down the whole moving process. There are so many benefits to organising for your loved ones to go elsewhere on the day of your house move. So, ask a family member or friend if they can care for them for a few hours.
Pack The Items In The Attic
Similarly to forgetting about the belongings in the garden, it isn’t uncommon for people to forget about the items in their attic too. Even if you only keep your Christmas decorations in your attic, you still need to pack them for your move. Ultimately, you need to remember to check all storage spaces when packing up your belongings and you don’t want to leave anything behind on moving day, especially sentimental items that are often kept in the attic.
Purchase Plenty Of Packing Materials
Almost everyone moving house will underestimate how many cardboard boxes, rolls of tape, and sheets of packing paper they need, don’t forget the bubble wrap and corner protectors for those delicate items too. The last thing you want is to run out of packing materials when you’re trying to pack any last-minute items and you should ensure that you’re purchasing everything you’re likely to need during the packing process.
Booking A House Moving Company
Now that you’re aware of some of the most commonly forgotten things when moving house, you can ensure that you’re fully prepared for moving day. Generally speaking, the more prepared you are, the less stressful your house move will be. So, take some time to make sure you have ticked everything off of your to-do list before you get the keys to your new property.
If you’re looking for a house moving company to book for your move, feel free to get in touch with our team here at Monarch Removals. We provide our customers with a range of moving services, from packing services to storage services, and we will gladly assist you when you’re moving house. Our reputation is built on first-class customer service and we will ensure that your move is an enjoyable experience. You can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands with our team of professional and experienced movers too.