Not knowing where to start a move can cause many problems, as not being well organized and not packing correctly makes moving home exhausting and frustrating. It is for this reason that many people find it very annoying to have to move house.
At Hakotrans we know that moving home for the first time or facing a new move can be a bit scary or difficult to manage, and for this reason, today we are going to give you some tips on how to deal with a move, what are the steps you must take to start a move. Let’s go!
Steps to follow to start moving home
How to do a removal? This is one of the questions that many people ask themselves when the time comes to move house. The truth is that we never know where to start. And that’s why we’re going to give you some tips to make your move easier.
1. Choose the ideal date to make the move
Choosing a date to make the move will help reduce stress and anxiety. Many people choose the summer for this, which means that at this time there is a high demand, and we may not be able to do it on the date we want.
On the other hand, you will probably have a deadline for leaving your home and moving into your new one. Plan, as removal companies usually work and organize everything in advance. At the end of the month there are always more requests for services and less availability. Book your move in advance and choose a date close to the weekend, so you will have more time to organize everything when you arrive at your new home.
2. What am I taking with me? Make an inventory of everything
By making an inventory of your belongings you will be able to know how much stuff you own. You can also make a list of what you will take and what you will throw away or donate. This way, you can calculate the approximate number of boxes you will use to make the move and how much space this will take, and the type of transport you will need.
3. Write down the measurements of the furniture to be assembled in the new house.
Taking the real measurements of each piece of furniture or object before moving will be a great help. This will allow you to check whether the objects will fit through the door, the lift, or the hallway without any problems, both in your current home and in the new one. Check that everything is in order, and that they fit in the place you have in mind in your new home, this will save you problems on the day of the move.
At Hakotrans we offer you a handyman for furniture dismantling and assembly service, so that you don’t have to worry about anything, as we will make sure that everything is perfect and as easy as possible.
4. Get the necessary packaging
Make sure you buy all the necessary items to store the different objects you will be taking with you. Get boxes, scissors, packing tape, marker pens, bubble wrap, newspaper for packing glass and ceramic objects, etc.
5. Pack correctly
Remember to always pack correctly so that you do not have any problems when unpacking, this will help you to make the process of putting everything in its place easier when you are in your new home. To begin with, you can pack all those items that you are not using and will not need in the next few days.
Remember to label the boxes to indicate what is in each one. The more specific you are, the better. This will make it easier to organize everything in your new home.
6. Take the important things with you and the things you will need on the first day.
Keep what is important and take it with you (your mobile phone, personal documentation, medicines you may need, electronic devices…). Prepare a small suitcase or backpack with what you will need for the first few days in your new home, so that if something unexpected happens, you will have everything you might need during those days.
7. Declare boxes with delicate or valuable items.
It is also important that you inform us of any items of special value or delicate items. In these cases, it is best to have a professional company to pack them for you. We offer this service by a team of professionals specialized in packing. If you wish, do not hesitate to ask about our rates.
8. Hire the services of a reliable company
This is a big decision to make. And for this you will have to know how to differentiate between a reliable removal company and a pirate removal company. In Hakotrans we work for our clients, we adapt to them and their home and budget, we are supported by a long professional career and many satisfied customers with our services.
If you decide to trust us, on the day of your removal, all you will have to do is follow the instructions of our staff, in situ. They will put the furniture in its place, making everything much easier for you and your family. If you must make a removal in Malaga, Marbella, Mijas or any other town on the Costa del Sol, from here we invite you to contact us without commitment.
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9. And you’re done!
Now you only must open the boxes, unpack them according to the indications that you have put in each one of them with the marker and you will soon be enjoying everything that your new home brings you with your family and friends.