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Moving In

Help & Advice.

Moving last minute 

We often get asked how long a house move takes after you’ve found your dream home – unfortunately there is no set answer as it can depend on lots of different factors such as whether you’ve a house to sell, how long the chain is, the solicitors involved and so on, but our team will keep you informed every step of the way. 

Sometimes our buyers find that everything is happening a lot quicker than they’d imagined. If that’s you, don’t worry. If you need to plan a last-minute house move or you’ve left yourself with not much time to prepare, here are some tips to help you get organized quickly: 

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1. Create a timeline: First, create a timeline that covers everything from packing to moving day. Be sure to include deadlines for tasks like buying packing supplies, packing each room, and cleaning your old home. Having a schedule will help you stay organized and focused during a stressful time. 

 

2. Start packing: Start packing as soon as possible. Begin with the items you use the least, such as seasonal clothing or sports equipment. Pack one room at a time, labeling boxes with the room name and contents. This will help you unpack efficiently later. 

 

3. Hire professional movers: If you can afford it, consider hiring professional movers, especially if you don't have a lot of time to pack or move. They can help with everything from packing to loading the moving truck. If you're on a tight budget, ask friends or family to help you move. You can read our article on removals right here

 

4. Get rid of unwanted items: Moving is a good opportunity to get rid of items you no longer need. Consider donating or selling items that are in good condition, and throw away items that are broken or damaged. 

 

5. Pack smart: Use your suitcases and duffle bags to pack clothes and linens. Wrap fragile items in towels or clothes to save on packing materials. Stack items vertically in boxes to save space. Use pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals to fill gaps in boxes and secure fragile items. 

 

6. Set up utilities: Be sure to call your utility companies to let them know you are moving and set up service in your new home. This is especially important if you are moving to a new city. We’ve created a helpful checklist of everyone you might need to contact, which you can view and download here. 

 

7. Collect important documents: Gather important documents, such as passports, IDs, birth certificates, and medical records, and keep them in a safe place during the move. 

 

8. Label boxes clearly: Label boxes with the contents and the room name they belong to. This will help the movers know where to put each box in your new home and will also help you find items quickly when you begin unpacking. 

 

Remember, moving can be stressful, especially if you're doing it last minute. Try to stay organized and focused, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck with your move! 

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