A year and a half ago, I was packing up all of my belongings ready to move house. Like most people, I underestimated the amount of time and boxes involved and although the move went pretty smoothly in the end, there were a few things I’d do differently next time round. So if you have a home or office move coming up, why not save yourself some hassle and learn from a few of my mistakes.
- If you’re renting your home or office, no matter how much you love it, it’s worth bearing in mind that at some point you may have to move. If the mere thought of this fills you with dread, it could be worth talking to your landlord and finding out whether they can commit to a long-term lease. Also, if you’re in a position to pay a year’s rent up-front, you may be able to benefit from a discounted rate as well as some added peace of mind.
- Don’t feel that you need to do it all yourself! Unless you happen to have the workout regime and stamina of The Rock, you probably won’t want to carry everything you own to your new home or office without a little assistance. Just find yourself an Office Removals specialist like The Removal Team and prepare to get delegating. Once you’re not trying to do all of the heavy lifting yourself, you’ll have a better overview of the situation and a bit more time to think about where you want everything to go.
- Even if a move isn’t imminent, it’s always worth being prepared. If you de-clutter regularly, not only will your home or office feel more attractive and organised, it’ll be so much easier to move should you want to in the future without having to tackle years worth of clutter. Also, if you think a move could be on the cards, it’s worth building up a moving fund so that you can afford to delegate and to invest in some new furniture for your new space, if needed.
- Don’t skimp on boxes. I relied a little too heavily on boxes from a local supermarket for my last move and if I was doing it all again, I’d invest in some sturdier re-usable boxes. This would have saved numerous trips to the supermarket and helped to make packing up my stuff a bit faster.
- If possible, ask to have access to your old home or office for a day or so after your official moving date. This will take some of the pressure off, as you’ll have the opportunity to go back one last time to ensure that the space is clean and tidy and that nothing’s been left behind.
We’re very proud to bring you this feature in association with Office Removals Liverpool experts, The Removal Team. For more inspiration for your home or office, please pay a visit to our interiors page, where you’ll find plenty of tips and advice.