There’s a saying that goes ‘Work smarter, not harder’ and whilst this is true for our jobs and professions, this can also be true when you’re planning a move. Whether you’re going through a residential move or an office move, it pays to be smart. Being smart means being able to do things in a highly-efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner. So, are you planning a move? Here’s how you can really make your move ‘smart’ and hassle-free.
If you want to make packing a smarter and more efficient endeavour, then don’t do it all at once. Give yourself time to pack, and if you can, set a quota for yourself every day (one or two boxes per day is ideal). Packing this way will also help you be more organised and not leave you scrambling to look for things that you’ve already packed.
Don’t pack your clothes
Most of us opt to rely on a professional moving company, such as Advanced Removals & Storage, the specialists in removals in Worcester, Swindon, Bristol, and other nearby areas. A good removals firm can help transport all your goods, but there’s one other thing they can do for you: provide you with boxes for your wardrobe so you don’t have to pack your own clothes into cardboard boxes or luggage. The removals team can simply take your clothes as they are, not even taking them off their hangers, and your clothes are then easily transported. A bonus with this is that you don’t have to re-iron your clothes once you’re in your new home.
Prioritise your utilities
Another thing you can do to make your move smarter and not harder is to prioritise your utilities. As soon as you have confirmation for the date of your move, call your utility provider and request a switch. This is essential if you’re going to move to a newly-built home or one which has been vacant for some time, since a maintenance call may have to be arranged first before service can be re-established.
Bring in the basics beforehand
If the area where you’re moving to is near your current residence, you can also be smarter by bringing in some basic supplies and items to your new home before the day of the move. Supplies such as toiletries and small kitchen necessities such as knives and forks, a tea kettle, and a tin opener can be brought beforehand; you can also arrange to bring in sleepwear and other necessary clothing to your new home a day or two before your move, so you don’t have to worry about leaving or forgetting some essential supplies when moving day comes.