When you call removalists for your move, you may already know a few things about the move. You will know if they will be packing your items or if you will need to pack prior to the move. You will also know if there are any special moving instructions you will need to follow for certain items. For example, the removalists may not handle certain valuables or specific items, leaving those to you. What you may not know are some tips that can help you prepare for the move and make things easier at your new home. Here are a few of those tips.
Clean Throw Rugs and Draperies
If you have throw rugs and draperies, have them professionally cleaned and bagged before the move. The main reason for this is to prevent odours and debris from entering the next home. This is a step you want to take if you have pets or if you smoke in the home. Make sure to have the items professionally cleaned so that stains and pet odours can be removed. The professional service can also store or pack the items so they do not have the chance of coming in contact with the odours or stains directly before or during the move.
Take Pictures of Items
Make sure that you are taking pictures of your rooms and items before you move. This does not mean you need to take pictures of every item. However, taking pictures of your rooms can help you place items easily, especially if you have unpacking help from removalists or if you have others helping with the unpacking process. The pictures will remind you of how the rooms were set up and allow you to recreate those room decor themes at your new home. Pictures can also help with insurance claims if items are damaged during the move.
Remove Donation Items
Make sure that before the removalists arrive you have already weeded out items you no longer want and will be giving for donation. This will help you reduce the items you are moving with and help the removalists to move faster. Try to work room by room by deciding what items you will keep and what items you will have the removalists pack. This step makes sure that you are only taking the items you want and that you are only storing items you want to keep.
By using these tips, you can reduce the chance of clutter and dirt in your new home from the start. If you have any questions about certain preparations for your move, your removalists can help you. They can also help with pricing and with upgrades to your moving service order.