What's the best way to prepare for an EC1 removal? Well, there's no definite formula for such things, but the best piece of advice is to take your time and plan everything out. As with pretty much any vaguely complicated task, rushing in without thinking is bound to spell disaster. With proper planning you can avoid most of the stresses that a home removal triggers. Planning, by definition will eliminate any nasty surprises, because at the end of the day you'll be prepared for everything. How should you go about planning your EC1 relocation? Let's start from the beginning;
Before you start the removal you should do some cleaning up. Look through all of your cupboards, attics and other storage spaces and sort them into three piles; what you'll be taking, what you'll be throwing away and what can be sold or donated. Try to not be sentimental. Old clothes that you will never wear again should be sold or donated. Old children's toys and books should also be gotten rid of, along with old appliances. Other things to consider getting rid of? Furniture. If your new home is already partially furnished, it might be worth selling your three piece suite. Anything that can be sold is money that can go back into the move. The more moving money you have, the easier the move will be at the end of the day.
Now that you've got your “to take” pile all sorted out, it's time to start the packing process. You can either hire a professional packing service, or elect to do it yourself. It depends on how much you want to spend versus how much free time you have. Packing takes time, and hiring a packing service (or a EC1 removal company that offers packing support) can be expensive, so just keep that mind. If you are going to do it yourself, do yourself a favour and get all of the materials ahead of time. Proper moving boxes, labels, packing paper, bubble wrap and packing tape should be on your shopping list.
Another part of the process that should be planned beforehand is the journey. Naturally, you shouldn't worry too much if you're just moving down the road, but if you're moving cross country, you should definitely take some precautions. Note down specific directions as well as rest stops and driver changes if they're necessary. When it comes to packing for the journey, blankets, snacks and bottles of water are all must haves in a car journey. If you're travelling with children, some form of entertainment should be brought along too. Quizzes, colouring books or comic books are all viable choices, depending on the child.
And finally, the best moving asset to prepare is the moving company. By hiring one, you'll be saving yourself so much hard work. They'll provide a van, and a team of moving professionals that will handle all of the labour. Lifting, loading, furniture disassembly, you don't need to worry about any of it with a good mover in tow. When hiring one, find one that matches your moving attributes. Professional movers are well suited to large moves, Man and van movers for small to medium ones. They are both worthwhile investments, and anyone moving home should definitely consider hiring one.
A move is made ten times easier through proper planning. You'll know what's supposed to happen, and as a result you'll know what to do if things don't quite go your way. You're also less likely to forget to do anything or leave anything behind. And with your mind set on the move, it should all go according to plan.