The holiday season is just around the corner, and there’s nothing quite like moving into a new home just in time for Christmas, where you can create lasting memories with your loved ones in a fresh space. However, we understand that the process of moving during the festive season can be somewhat overwhelming without the right support; though with the right strategies, you can make your house move a smooth and enjoyable experience.
In this blog, we’ll delve into the best practices to ensure that your move is as stress-free as possible.
1. Start Early
In order to make your move as smooth as possible it’s important to begin your preparations in advance of your moving date. As soon as you know the date in which your move will be taking place, start creating a timeline and checklist. This will ensure your move stays on track and relive some of the typical stress, so you can focus on the excitement of settling into your new home.
2. Tidy and Organise
Before you get stuck into packing it’s essential to take the opportunity to sort through your belongings and donate, sell, or throw away items you no longer need. A lighter load means less to pack, transport and ultimately unpack in your new home. Once you have sorted through your belongings it’s then time to organise them into categories to make it easier to not only pack more efficiently, but to locate items later on.
3. Get Packing
Now that you have a better idea of the amount of items that you need to move, it’s time to invest in quality packing supplies such as boxes, furniture covers, packing tape, bubble wrap and markers, all of which are available to purchase on-site at each of our Beehive Storage facilities; or alternatively prior to your arrival on-site where our team will be able to prepare anything you need ready for your arrival. Once you have purchased your packing materials, make sure to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs to, to save you time and frustration when packing.
4. Organise Transportation
When it comes to having to move your belongings to your new house or storage unit, you have the choice between hiring a removals service or taking the DIY approach by hiring a van yourself, which is often a popular, more budget-friendly option.
At Beehive Storage we offer a van rental service, available at both our Lopen and Taunton facilities, that aims to take the strain and pressure away from moving your belongings to and from your home, offering flexible opportunities to hire on a daily or weekly rate depending on your needs. This option allows you to have more control over your moving timeline.
5. Notify Important Parties
One of the most commonly forgotten aspects of moving house is notifying important parties of your move. It is vital to inform your utility providers, necessary government agencies, banks, insurers and doctors amongst a multitude of other organisations about your change of address. This will ensure that you don’t face any disruptions in essential services.
6. Separate your Essentials
Before you make your big move, be sure to pack a box separate from the rest that contains all your essential items you’ll need on the first day in your new home. This is likely to include toiletries, clothing, any important documents and basic kitchen supplies. Having these items readily accessible will make your first day in your new home run much smoother.
7. Take Inventory
One of our top tips when making a big move is to create an inventory list of all your belongings as you pack. This will help you to keep track of everything and serve as a reference in the case of loss or damages during the moving process. Additionally, it is worth considering taking photos of your most valuable items for insurance purposes. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
8. Consider Storage Solutions
Using self storage during the moving process will allow you more time to prepare for your move. It’s a convenient way to keep your belongings safe during this transition. By renting a self storage unit, you can gradually move your belongings over an extended period of time as opposed to having the pressure of moving it all at once. This way you can get your new home up and running in an organised way; and at Beehive Storage, with our secure storage options on offer, your belongings will be well-preserved, allowing you to fully embrace the joy of Christmas in your new home.
At Beehive Storage, we understand the importance of a smooth transition to your new home, especially before Christmas. That’s why we’re here to be your one-stop solution for a smooth transition; offering you not only top-notch storage solutions but also packing materials and a set of dependable wheels to make your move as easy as possible.
Contact us today to explore our storage, packaging and van rental services, and let us make your holiday transition as easy as possible. We’ve got you covered every step of the way!