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How to make moving day run smoothly

Moving house can be an exciting but stressful experience. It is important to plan and prepare well in advance to ensure that moving day runs smoothly. With years of experience in moving services, Yorkshire Van Man has seen it all and wants to share some tips and pitfalls to help you make the most of your moving day.

Start packing early: Don’t leave packing until the last minute. Start packing your non-essential items a few weeks before moving day. This will help you to stay organized and reduce the stress on moving day. Packing early also gives you a chance to sort through your belongings and get rid of items that you no longer need or want.

Label your boxes: Labeling your boxes clearly and accurately will make it easier for you to find your belongings and unpack in your new home. Label the boxes with the room they belong in, the contents of the box and if it is fragile. This will help your movers know where to place the boxes in your new home and reduce the risk of damage to your belongings.

Use packing materials: Using good quality packing materials, such as bubble wrap, will help to protect your belongings during the move. It is also important to make sure that you have enough boxes and packing materials to safely pack all of your belongings. Yorkshire Van Man offers a range of packing materials and can even provide packing services to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Plan for the unexpected: Despite your best efforts, things can sometimes go wrong on moving day. Be prepared for the unexpected and have a plan B in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This could include having a backup plan for moving day, such as hiring a backup moving company or having friends or family on standby to help.

Hire a reputable moving company: A reputable moving company, like Yorkshire Van Man, can make all the difference on moving day. A professional mover will handle your belongings with care and ensure that your move is completed efficiently and safely. A reputable moving company will also have the necessary equipment and insurance to protect your belongings during the move.

Don’t overpack boxes: Overloading boxes can cause them to break and damage your belongings. Make sure each box is not too heavy to carry. It is also important to properly seal each box to prevent items from shifting during transport.

Disconnect utilities: Don’t forget to disconnect utilities, such as gas and electricity, at your old home and connect them at your new home. This will prevent any unwanted bills or disruption to your services. It is also important to inform your bank, post office and other important contacts of your change of address.

In conclusion, moving day can be made much smoother with proper planning and preparation. By following these tips, you can reduce the stress and ensure that your move is completed efficiently and safely. Whether you’re moving across town or to a new city, Yorkshire Van Man can help you make the most of your moving day. Contact us today to find out more about our moving services.