MAN AND VAN TIPS FOR MOVING
More moving tips from Man and Vans, London’s light removal experts
Man and Vans is a London based removal company that was established in 2005.
Firstly, don’t leave everything to the day before the move. Think about what you don’t need to take with you, what will need to be packed carefully and that you are insured for potential breakages.
Second, make a priority packing list. Sift through your belongings and have a clear-out. For items you don’t need or want, why not make up a charity box, or hold a car boot sale, advertise on online auction sites and so on. The proceeds of anything you sell can go towards the costs of redecorating, new carpet or furnishings.
Third, think ahead. It’s unlikely you will be able to unpack everything right away. So, decide what items are most important to you the first day.
Don’t forget your box of ‘essentials’. Such as tea, coffee, snacks, cups and a kettle may be welcome soon after you arrive. If possible, finish any laundry before you move to avoid packing damp clothes. Keep a separate box/bag for dirty washing.
Consider your man and van team and pack sensibly. Books are easy to pack, but really heavy to move. Valuables need to be wrapped carefully and can take more time. Dismantling furniture will also gobble up your valuable time. Keep all boxes for each room together and label them clearly: lounge, bedrooms, kitchen and so on in whichever way makes the most sense to you. This will save you time when unpacking.
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