Moving your home or office can be challenging, but there are many ways to make the whole project less of an ordeal. If looking to make your domestic or business removal more efficient and save yourself a decent amount of hassle and resources break down the process into chunks. Dealing with each stage separately will keep things on track and help you stay organised and on top of things.
Timing and scheduling
It is absolutely crucial to allocate enough time for the whole removal, this includes organising and prep work as well as factoring in any additional aspects which may arise in due course. Rushing things through will not help – save yourself the stress and start planning and organising well ahead of time.
- Depending on the scale and complexity of your property removal, start preparations at least six weeks earlier. This time frame will help you choose the most suitable service provider, and give you the time to organise things on your end without rushing or skipping steps.
- Arrange for additional things to be taken care of in the meantime, things like transfer or telecom and utility services, mail redirection, cancelling of subscription and delivery services etc. all need to be taken care of in the four to six weeks before actual removal.
- If shifting from a rental property, get in touch with the agency or landlord and check if they have any specific requirements concerning you, administrative or other. Being aware of you duties and responsibilities prior to moving out will help you keep on top of things.
Review and sort items/property contents prior to removal
Traveling light is an essential aspect of any property removal, residential or commercial. At first glance, it might seem you need an army of people and vehicles to get everything moved from A to B, but that’s not always the case. Parting ways with unwanted items and goods is very important as you don’t want to be paying good money for removal of things you don’t really need.
- Review the property’s contents room by room/area by area and try and determine which items you no longer need – in the course of occupation people tend to accumulate a lot of clutter which only takes up valuable living or working space.
- Make a list and single out the things you don’t need to include in the removal. If there are heavy/bulky objects let the movers handle it prior or on removal day. You can organise for a removal and disposal team to visit your address the day before the movers come so the two teams aren’t in each other’s way.
- If the stuff you need to get rid of is general household clutter, small bits and pieces or personal effects then perhaps you can deal with it yourself – this will save you time and money.
- Packing of goods – here you have two options – A, do the packing yourself or B, let the movers do it for you. Remember that either way, packing and securing of valuables is crucial for safe handling and quick transportation.