Moving Safely and Simply

Top Tips For Moving House Safely And Simply

No one enjoys moving house. We all love the excitement of new space and decorating, having friends over for a housewarming, but no one actually enjoys the moving process itself. It can be tiring, frustrating, and logistically challenging, especially for women! We took some time to compile helpful tips for moving – bearing safety and simplicity in mind.  Moving safely is our goal.

Scope Out The Neighbourhood

Neighborhood
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Before you even get to the moving stage, you should be checking out the neighborhood. Check social media for reviews and posts, as well as any local news pages. Enquire about a local neighborhood watch and check the routes you would have to travel regularly. Some cities have resources that rate the safety of suburbs as well as provide registered sex offender lists. All of these things contribute to peace of mind down the line. Closer to home check for lighting, fencing and other security measures as well.

Pre-book Utilities And Services 

Once you’ve settled on your place before you sign the contract, make sure that all the necessary services are available. If you need fiber, check who the internet service providers are in the area and establish how long they will take to connect you. The same goes for gas, water, or any of the other services. Once you sign the contract, make sure that all the utilities will be on and active when you arrive. The last thing you want to struggle with is no water or electricity after a day of moving, and even worse – no Netflix!

Transporting Your Belongings

Moving
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If you’re not moving long-distance, it can be quite simple to get the small things to your apartment in your own car. But what about furniture? Moving specialists can be very expensive and often require you to book way in advance. Rather consider looking for a same day freight delivery service. Make sure all the furniture is wrapped where necessary, any loose parts are taped down (like drawers), and items like cushions are bagged. Put them all together in one room closest to the exit ready for collection. Those can be the last items to go. Once everything is out, the final cleaning can be done. 

Cleaning In, Cleaning Out

Cleaning
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Many agencies and landlords have services that clean apartments for incoming and outgoing tenants, but in the event you have to do the cleaning yourself, here’s how you can make it simpler. Set up a cleaning caddy that you can travel easily. It should contain the basics for cleaning the apartment. Brush and dustpan, dusters, cloths, scourers, floor cleaner, window cleaner and a heavy-duty surfactant for walls and stains – don’t forget some rubber gloves either and a few garbage bags. If you have a vacuum cleaner, this should be kept handy as well! If not, carpets must be cleaned, so look into one day rental of a carpet washer. 

With these little tips, you can put together a list of everything you need to do and create a moving itinerary.

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