Moving house can be stressful, with so much to consider including hiring a removals company, contacting utility providers and not forgetting packing your entire belongings and storing them until the big day.
Our handy guide for moving house
Are you moving home?
Here at Datastor, we believe in making lives easier where we can, so we have put together a quick guide for people who are moving home and need some tips of the best process to follow.
Tip 1 – Create a list
It pays to be organised during this hectic time and what better way to start than by creating a list. Write down everything you will need to consider and in which order you will need to do them. Not only will it put your mind at ease but it will help make sure the process of moving house runs smoothly.
Things to include on your list could be as simple as a reminder to record utility meter readings or check that all windows are secure before you leave.
Tip 2 – Declutter
That grey sweater your aunt gave you six Christmases ago and has never seen the light of day. Get rid of it. Moving house is the perfect excuse to declutter and you will feel better for it, after all, it creates space for brand new things!
Tip 3 – Pack early
Avoid leaving everything until the last minute as this would cause unnecessary stress and packing takes time. It’s best to begin packing the items that you don’t regularly use and leave your most used items last.
The best places to start are usually the garage, attic or spare rooms.
Tip 4 – Label your boxes
This may seem like an obvious one, but don’t forget to label your boxes as this will come in handy once you come to unpacking in your new place. You could also consider using coloured labels to help you categorise by rooms and make your life that much easier.
Tip 5 – Heaviest to Lightest
It’s best to place heavy items in small boxes and light items in large boxes. Large boxes filled with heavy items are more difficult to carry and are more likely to break. Also, make sure you pack your items from heaviest to lightest to avoid any damage.
At Datastor, we offer container storage from as little as £15 per week. Whether you need short term storage for moving or just need to free up some space longer term, our flexible contracts are ideal.
If you think you might be interested in hiring one of our self storage containers or would like more information, please get in touch with Paul or another member of our friendly team and we will be happy to discuss your options.