If moving house wasn’t stressful enough after your removal company has loaded all your household furniture into a removal van and moved you from your old residence to your new home you are then blessed with the arduous task of unpacking! Sky Tv offer a seamless transfer whilst BT can take up to 6 weeks especially if your moving in to a new build who may or may not have an existing phone line installed. BT also need some existing coverage in the area otherwise the real wait really begins!
Its crucial to keep a rucksack or small holiday man bag at your side with numerous essentials in it. For example phone chargers, coffee, pass[ports and sensitive information relating to your house sale and the new property so they are at your finger tips.
Make sure you inspect your new property with a fine tooth comb once your removal company has left to check for existing damage or any accidental bumps your movers may have made during the unload.You never know what botched D.I.Y the previous tenants have left you or what your house movers might try to get away with! If you’ve had a packing service with your removal company the boxes should all be labelled correctly and be in the correct destinations in your new house. Do a quick check and make sure the odd box hasn’t gone astray in a wrong room.
The first port of call when unpacking should be the kitchen As i’m sure your husband and children will at least want some cutlery to eat their chinese takeaway with. Once you’ve had some tea start on your master bedroom or if your in with a chance of some Tv attack the living room. Most people do the kitchen eat and then unpack a few essential bedroom and items and leave the main task of the house until morning.
Once you reach the morning and ease yourself in to the unpack start checking for damage. If you’ve hired a competent company the damage should be minimal but as part of the wear and tear of the move there is always a little damage its just par for the course when moving house. Obviously the extent of such damage depends on who you hired and how well packed you were! Its often the call made if you moved yourself before and damaged a lot of stuff and then time you were wiser and hired professionals. Even the professionals can get it wrong it simply depends on your individual circumstances on the day, Key release, whether your sellers used removals or did it themselves which can quite often slow your entry in to your new house even if your move out has gone exactly to plan! Your cool off from the removal day is typically 10 days so act within this timeframe if you used hire help. Most accomplished removal companies will have to have insurance and its not only BAR registered firms that carry it. Take photo’s if anything valuable is damaged and if it went on their inventory pre-move you won’t have any problems.
Unused boxes can be recycled by your movers so get in touch when all used up and flattened and they will coma and collect and no doubt re-use or recycle. Most firms offer a bespoke unpacking service now so book them in for afterwards and save yourself the hassle.
Make sure you have put your new address on 20 sticky labels and distributed and told all your banks and council where you now live.