How to prepare your house for a move while you are on vacation

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: December 26th, 2017

Home plants in pots

You have decided to delegate your pending relocation to professional movers and go on vacation for the duration of the removal. However, before you pack your stuff and leave, there are certain things that you must take care of, so that both the relocation and your vacation can go smoothly and without any difficulties or interruptions.

  1. Clear the food

Leaving food that will pass its expiration date during your absence will not only result into rotten nourishment but it will also spoil the indoor environment with a nasty odour. This will not only complicate and elevate the costs of the removal, as the movers will have deal with the decayed food but it will also mean that you will be coming home to a large-scale disaster, as you will have to clean the entire property and aerate it for days. The easier to avoid this from happening is to throw away all nourishments and while you are at it, you can spare several minute to sanitise your refrigerator.

Make sure your plants can survive until your return

  1. Prepare your plants

Home plants in potsCall a friend and ask him/her to watch over and water your plants until the arrival of the movers. Once the relocation is over, have your friend take care of your plants until your return. If you cannot find help, you can solve this unfortunate issue by purchasing self-watering plant stakes and installing them into the pots.

  1. Leave the light on

If you will be gone for a few days, you can leave the lights on in both properties. This will create the illusion that the houses are occupied. Ask the movers to the turf off the light from your former household once they have loaded all your belongings and the property is empty. Alternatively, if you will be absent for a longer period, mount automatic timers at your new home and pre-set them, so that they turn on and off at certain times.

Book movers beforehand

  1. Hire licensed movers

Moving companies have a busy schedule in general, especially during spring and summer. This is why, you should contact the relocation firm that you have chosen at least four to two weeks prior of you leaving. You should also leave to the movers keys for both properties, so that they can carry out their duties without any snags and setbacks. By booking the comprehensive London house removal services of Get Man and Van, you will have the peace of mind that your move is being handled by fully equipped and highly competent removal technicians, and you will be able to fully enjoy your vacation.

  1. Do the laundry

Clothes in laundry basket

You do not want the movers to see and move your dirty laundry. So make sure that you wash and dry all your soiled clothes before you leave on your vacation. This will also spare you a lot of trouble upon your return, as your suitcases will be filled with smeared items that you will have to launder and having dirty clothes waiting for you will only increase the number of loads that you will have to deal with.

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.

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