How to make moving home as stress-free as possible
By David, Oct 14 2019 10:00AM
Moving home is usually an exciting time. A new place to live, perhaps a better garden, a new location and a fresh start! It’s all going so well until you realise it’s time to start getting organised for the dreaded house move…
Many people don’t know that this process doesn’t have to be stressful. If you’re an estate agent who is waiting on a seller to hand the property over under vacant possession; or even a buyer, waiting to move into a new property, things can be tense. This is because everything is down to the seller to ensure the property is left in a good condition by the deadline.
With so many different things to think about, many people find themselves thinking ‘I wish I could just get someone else to do the move for me’. Well guess what? They can... we can! Here are a few things that we, at Clear and Clean House Clearance do, to make a house removal as stress-free as possible for everyone involved.
1. Avoid up-front fees
When you’re moving home, there are so many fees involved! It’s a good idea to avoid as many up-front fees as you can. We know what you’re thinking, ‘that’s nearly impossible!’… but our removals package makes this really easy for you. We don’t charge a single thing, not even a deposit until your house hits completion. Meaning that we can conduct your whole house removal whilst you can focus on the sale of the property. Then, when your house sells, you have the cash to pay us.
2. Don’t do everything all at once
As with most situations, it can be stressful to leave things until the last minute. This is why we stagger our removal period over a period of time. Rather than waiting until super close to the deadline day, we start early by coming in to pack boxes and get things organised. Depending on the size of the removal, we’ll do this for as long as we need to.
Then, when move-out day comes, everything runs smoothly for clearing the property. We then return to clean the property and leave it in perfect condition for vacant possession.
3. Organise a box of ‘essentials’
When you’ve boxed so many different items, it can be tricky to remember where everything is located. So, when you get to your new home, you’re having to rummage through every box looking for the things you need.
This is why we always prepare you a ‘care package’ containing things like phone chargers, toothbrushes, spare clothes, towels, plates and cutlery.
4. Plan where everything will go
It is so easy to just put the things you don’t want in black backs and pay someone to take them to the tip. But have you ever thought about how much you’re contributing to landfill, and what exactly that does to our planet?
We help our clients stop over 552 tons of unwanted items from going to landfill every single year. We take the things you don’t want and either recycle them, donate them or pass them on to charitable upcyclers. This is a really positive thing to do if you’re deciding which items to keep from a loved one who’s passed away. We have great relationships with charities, recyclers and up-cyclers, and the removal of the items from your property is all included in our removals package.
Whether you’re a homeowner who’s selling their property, or an estate agent looking to refer some clients to a trusted, Gloucestershire-based company, get in touch today. Give us a call on 07909 846679 or 01452 290086 and we can have a chat and see how we can help.