The key to having a successful Removal

9 April 2013 by

It is very important that any removal, whether a residential or a commercial one, is successful. Not only do removals weigh heavily on your mind but they also involve having to safely transport your items, which can be costly if not done properly.

This article aims to discuss the key to ensuring that your removal is successful. Many of you may be wondering what the key to a successful removal is. Well, the key to a successful moving is planning. Only if you plan a removal properly will it be a total success.

Imagine this: you have spent months packing and de-cluttering, getting everything ready for the removal day. It comes along and you find yourself struggling to fit all of your boxes into the removal vehicle, all because you thought you’d be able to squeeze everything into a smaller vehicle. Not only do you now have to come up with a solution, but this is going to take up time, which may even end up costing you money if you have hired a vehicle or a service etc.

It is always advised that you spend a good few hours sitting at a table with anyone who is a part of the removal in order to discuss all the tasks that need to be done. These include making phone calls to gas and electricity suppliers, cancelling any subscriptions or just calling to notify someone of your change of address. This is often something that is forgotten because everyone is too busy dealing with the ‘bigger’ issues such as packing etc.

If you are not moving alone, allocate a task to everyone else involved. No matter how large or small the task, if it is done by many people, it will be done quicker, giving you more time to spend on the more difficult, time consuming tasks.

Always keep a checklist so that you can see what has been done, and what needs to be done. Discussing it verbally is a good idea, but when you are under a lot of stress you could end up forgetting half of the things discussed, which is why it is always essential to put your thoughts on paper. Make a copy for each person so that they can keep track of what needs to be done as well.

When you are planning your removal, allow yourself more than enough time to complete each task. The last thing you want to do is be over ambitious and try to get everything done over a weekend. Not only will it put more pressure on you and anyone else involved, but it will also cause you to start rushing, which is when things are not done properly.

Make sure that you have all the supplies that you need before you start anything. Cardboard boxes, tape, marker pens etc. should all be purchased or borrowed so that nothing stops you once you have started.

If you have pets or small children, try to find something to keep them entertained. Looking after children or pets whilst having to pack, make calls etc. is not an easy task, so see if a family member or friend will watch them whilst you prepare for the removal to Bloomsbury.

A removal does not have to be a daunting experience if you prepare yourself for a successful removal. By spending just a little time planning the whole thing, you can avoid major disasters, leaving you less stressed out and more excited about starting a new life in a new home.

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