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5 Moving Day Tips to Save You Time

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You’ll probably have a long laundry list of things to do during your house move, filled with small tasks that are easy to forget and larger jobs that are more complex.

Any amount of time you can save to make the process easier, less stressful or more efficient will be a blessing, so this month we’re looking at five useful tips you can implement into your move to make things just a little more manageable.


Prepare a bag of essentials

The moving process can be long and tiring and so it’s best to plan ahead and put together a bag of essential items that you might need to use periodically throughout the day.

If you don’t have time to unpack at the end of the day it’s handy to have at least a few basics nearby so you don’t have to go rummaging through all of your boxes. Toiletries and a change of clothes will help keep you refreshed, as will snacks and drink. You’ll probably be keeping hold of your phone already, but remember to keep a charger or pre-charged battery pack in your bag so you’re not left without a means of contact should something go awry. If you have a laptop or a tablet, taking it with you in your essentials bag can also be useful: it can entertain the kids and will also keep it safe from damage.


Change your address well in advance

The moving process doesn’t begin and end on moving day, and, depending on how prepared you are, you might find yourself rushing around to sort things out well after you’ve settled into your new property. The most important thing to arrange in advance of your move is letting the important people know that you’re changing address. We recommend taking care of this two weeks before the scheduled move. Make a list of all the companies and acquaintances that send you regular mail and let each one know what your new address is and when the move will take place.

Most companies will have instructions on how to notify them printed on the letters they send you, with email, telephone or postal options likely available. The bank, post office and your employer are all high on the list, as are utilities, doctors and dentists, but also keep in mind any newspaper or magazine subscriptions and distant relatives and friends too. Getting the address change in place early makes the transition much smoother and gives you less to think about once the dust of moving day has settled.


Hoard sandwich bags

When it comes to putting any furniture, shelving or appliances back together in your new home, you’ll want to keep it as simple and easy as possible. In all the commotion of moving day it’s important to keep track of things like small screws so you know where they are when you need them. Use small sandwich bags to keep hold of screws and label each bag so you know what the screws are for. This will save you a lot of time, and will mean you won’t have to scramble around looking for loose or spare tools in order to finish assembling your bed, table or bookshelf. You can also use sandwich bags to serve a similar purpose for electronic cables, so start collecting them now!



Whether it means selling things to raise some extra cash or just throwing out or donating unused items, moving time is the best time to clear out your property of all the unnecessary possessions taking up valuable space. This is especially important if you’re downsizing, as you’ll have much more space in your new home from the beginning.

You’ll save a drastic amount of packing time, and it will be easier to transport your belongings to your new home. There’s no point packing up clothes or items you haven’t used in years just to keep them locked away in your new loft for the foreseeable future.

If you don’t feel like parting ways with certain belongings – but don’t have the room in your new home for them either – think about a dedicated storage solution instead. Self storage can keep safe and secure hold of your belongings for as long as you require, and will help keep your new home free from clutter.


Let a removals firm do all the heavy lifting

The most useful tip we can offer you to make moving day completely stress-free is to employ the services of a professional and reliable removals company. A team of movers will handle all the heavy lifting for you, packing, transporting and unpacking your belongings with total efficiency. This leaves you with time to relax and plan your life in your brand new home, without having to worry about what goes where or how your bulky or awkward belongings should be packed. A removals firm brings peace of mind, no matter the size or scale of your move.


Here at Barnes of Lincoln, we utilise our vast 90 years of experience to make any home removal as simple, convenient and efficient as possible. Were with you every step of the way, from initial expert planning to the safe and removal and transportation of your belongings using only the highest quality equipment. For more information on our removals services, dont hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

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