Time saving tips when moving house

Whether you are reaching the end of your tenancy contract or are simply excited to move into your new home, you may need to move house as quickly as possible. We understand that the overall process can be rather time-consuming, which is why this article will provide you with some top tips on how to organise your time wisely for a quick, hassle-free move.


Good communication with all parties involved

Keeping in touch with those involved in your move will allow you to keep up-to-date with exactly what is going on so everyone is prepared for completion day. Make sure you keep in close contact with your Conveying Solicitor and Estate Agent so any problems you have can be addressed and dealt with as quickly as possible.  


Devise a moving schedule

Sticking to a strict schedule will save you from any last minute stresses and help keep the entire moving process on track. While putting off tasks may seem tempting now, this can create more work further down the line. Try using a week-by-week checklist a few months before the big day to ensure all aspects of the move are covered so you don’t miss anything out.


Book a professional removals company as early as possible

Hiring the expertise of a quality moving company can help make the process as quick and easy as possible. While booking a cheap company may seem like a good idea, an unreliable mover can cost you a great deal of time and money if you have to replace any lost or broken items. Accreditations from leading industry bodies such as The National Guild of Removers and Storers  can prove the authenticity and quality of the company, so check for the credentials of the company when researching.


Clean and declutter your home

Prior to starting any packing, cleaning your home and organising your belongings can help get rid of any clutter before you move. By doing so, you avoid any unnecessary packing and won’t have to make space for unused items in your new home. You can dispose of such unwanted items by donating the goods to charity, giving them away to family or friends or selling them at a garage sale.


Inform the relevant people of your move

Make a list of the people and organisations who need to be notified of your address change. This includes:

  • Subscriptions
  • Family and friends
  • Bank
  • Doctor / dentist
  • Vet
  • Insurance companies


Preparation is key when packing your belongings to ensure the move runs as smoothly as possible. Packing up your items in room order will make unpacking at the other end a much easier job as your belongings will already be organised. Clearly labelling your boxes with their contents and the room they belong in will save you a great deal of time and confusion when unloading the boxes at your new home.  



Here at Harradines, our fully trained team offer a full or part packing service for either total pre-move boxing and wrapping or the materials to do so yourself. We have a wealth of experience in all aspects of packing for removals, including:

  • Individual wrapping of all fragile items, such as glassware and antiques
  • Dismantling large furniture
  • Removal of all blinds and curtains
  • Protective covers for you mattresses
  • Carpet protection for stairs and hallways


Harradines removals van

We are dedicated to making your move as quick and trouble-free as possible, which is why we offer a comprehensive house removals service in which we go the extra mile so everything goes according to plan. We offer trained surveyors and a fleet of modern vans to accommodate all home removals, and all jobs are covered for loss, damage and negligence up to £50,000. To learn more about how you can benefit from our expert services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our accredited team today.