We are all looking for ways to save money, and if you are planning to relocate soon, you can certainly make a saving by carrying out the move yourself. Removal companies are never cheap, and with a quality van hire company in Maidstone, all you need are a few able-bodied friends and a free weekend.
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Hiring a Vehicle
Work out exactly what is going and what is not, then look at what furniture items can be disassembled, which will save you valuable space, and with the right tools and some packing materials, you can begin to pack. Choose the most suitable vehicle, which might mean a couple of trips, and you can factor that into the program.
You will need an ample supply of the following:
- Packing Boxes
- Adhesive Tape
- Marker Pens – For writing the contents on the side of the boxes.
- Rope –To secure items in transit
- Blankets –To protect furniture during transit.
Planning is the Key
Create an inventory of all the items that are going to the new home, and make provisions to dispose of the things you are not taking. Make sure that you arrange for the utilities to be disconnected on the day of the move, plus make arrangements for the utilities in the new dwelling to be ready for moving day.
Cancel all subscriptions and inform local services that you will be moving; if you are moving nearby, give them your new address, and if you are moving to another area, cancel the service.