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Anyone who has ever sold their home before can testify to the fact that it certainly can be one of the most stressful experiences we can go through. However, if you’re savvy and organised, there are ways to make the process faster, easier and overall, much less stressful. No one wants sleepless nights, preoccupied thoughts or a to do list as long as their arm, so we’ve produced this short guide to help you make your move faster and more painless:

  1. Book your removals company early. Leaving contacting your chosen removals company until the last minute may mean the dates you want are not available. Call them, check availability, and at the earliest opportunity, get your dates booked in. Here at Acorn Removals we’re happy to reserve your moving dates and help with packing, packaging, and the other logistics at any time
  2. Get your big items into storage early if you can. Are there pieces of furniture or boxes from the garage you can live without for a few weeks or months? If so, why not get them into storage now? This will not only save you hassle on the moving day but also may make your house seem bigger to viewers if it’s not sold yet
  3. Get the boxes and tape you’ll need for packing early.
  4. Declutter well in advance. Yes, we’re all guilty of having ‘too much stuff’ but moving really is a good opportunity to get rid of the bits and pieces you may no longer want or need. In Sheffield, besides the usual charity organisations you see on the High Street, St Vincent’s will take large items of furniture and Baby Basics (in Nether Edge) may take many baby-related items.
  5. Mark your boxes well including what’s inside them and which room they need to go into
  6. Arrange your new utilities early
  7. Keep an ‘essentials’ box handy that will allow you settle more quickly. Here is a list of some of the things you might consider for your box:
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing up liquid & dishcloth
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Coffee & tea with milk & sugar
  • Knife, fork, plate, glass & cup per person
  • Breakfast & dinner (unless you’re planning a takeaway, of course)
  • Snacks & drinks (or maybe even a bottle of champers?!)
  • Pet food, lead, pet bedding, etc. if required
  • Scissors or a knife for the unpacking
  • A first aid kit
  • A torch & spare light bulbs for the new house
  • Pyjamas, your bedding and a change of clothes
  • Your toiletries such as shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrush, a towel, and soap
  • Bin bags
  • Phone chargers
  • A basic toolkit
  • The paperwork you might need for move day

Book your removals company & order your packing boxes

Here at Acorn Removals we’re so much more than just a ‘removals’ company. We also provide the highest quality secure storage, all the packaging you might need, professional packing services, and support with the whole move.

Call Acorn Removals today on:

  • Mobile – 07888 397 963
  • Sheffield – 0114 233 2897
  • Rotherham – 01709 847 328
  • Barnsley – 01226 446 896
  • Doncaster – 01302 245 297

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