5 Hacks to Help You When Moving Out of an Apartment

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: April 5th, 2019

Moving houses can pose a challenge that you’d rather not face. The stress, strain and hassle of tackling this very responsible task often prove to be overwhelming, and if you would rather avoid them, there are a few things that you can do. Planning is, of course, the key to success in such an endeavour but if you are looking to make your life easier, you can employ some of the tricks that we have taken the time to describe below. Do that and your move will go in a smooth and hassle-free manner.

Don’t waste time searching for packing supplies

Let’s face it – moving can be quite expensive. So it is only natural that you would be tempted to try and shave off some of the final cost for the experience by cutting corners here and there. You should not, however, attempt to do that when it comes to the way your possessions are packed. Improperly prepared for the move, your furniture and appliances will cause you much more headache than it is worth it. If you want to save some money, ask your movers of choice whether they offer some cheap packing and packing materials delivery in London that you can make use of. As a package with the moving service itself, you can count on receiving a fair price that is not going to strain your budget.

Clean after you’ve moved out

Carrying out an end of tenancy cleaning when you are leaving rented accommodations is a must. To save yourself a lot of trouble and do a thorough job, it is best to leave this one for last – once your goods are packed and moved out of the premises. Pay special attention to the following items when cleaning:

  • Kitchen appliances
  • Carpets
  • Upholstered furniture
  • Bathroom tiles
  • Hardwood floors
  • Windows and curtains

Work a room at a time

Approaching the job at hand methodically is going to yield the best results. No matter whether you are packing, cleaning or loading your boxes on the van, move on to the next room only when you are finished with the one you are currently at. Thus you can better arrange the boxes on the van and keep track of the progress you have made.

Secure your valuables

Pay special attention to those items that cost the most. Invest in better packing supplies or even ask the moving company to handle putting them in the boxes, so that you are certain the job is one hundred percent professional. Do not hesitate to purchase Goods in Transit Insurance as a means to obtain additional safety net, just for your own peace of mind.

Move when it’s cheap 

Many companies specialising in professional grade domestic removals in London offer mid-week discounts. It costs less to use their services in the window between Monday and Thursday than in Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Looking for off-season discounts would also be a good strategy to save a few quid. Inquire about discounts and service packages that will have a positive effect on your moving budget.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

Prev: «
Next: »