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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.


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Tips on planning for your big move

Hazel Bailey

The excitement of buying a new home can be followed by a feeling of apprehension: a big move can mean a lot of work and stress. The key to taking the worry out of a move is proper planning. Starting as soon as you know your move-in date -- or even before -- you can begin dealing with small tasks that will let you focus on the big job when the time comes. 

Get a floor plan

The first thing you'll need to create your moving plan is a floor plan of your new home. Use it to decide where furniture will be moved to; this will help determine the order it should be loaded in. Share it with your removal firm, who may have suggestions based on it. 

Be ruthless

Moving is a great time to cut down on clutter. There's no sense in packing, transporting and unpacking things you're not going to use once you've arrived. Take this opportunity to sell, donate or dispose of books you're not going to read again, clothes you never wear, and anything else that's just taking up space.

Do a little at a time

There are a lot of big tasks involved in moving house, many of which will take time and effort, but there are also many little tasks that you can spread out over your spare moments. Pack a box or two of books each evening, or tick off notifying different services of your change of address one at a time. Each of these tasks may seem small, but they'll lighten the load and help give you an important sense of accomplishment. 

Don't do it alone

The big tasks of moving are jobs for a team. If you're just moving within a town, you may be able to get by with the help of volunteers, but longer and larger moves need professional expertise. Your removalists will not only ship your belongings for you, they can often provide you with some of the supplies and tools you'll need on the day. Start looking for your removal firm as early as you can: the more time you have to plan your move, the more options will be available. 

Pack for emergencies

In all the activity of moving, it's important to hold on to the things you're going to need during the move itself. Keep vital supplies like your map, markers, packing tape, keys, and above all your kettle, separate, with a box or bag to throw them all into as the last thing you do before you leave. You'll have everything you need for move day together in one place.