A Guide for the Modern Mover
We are expected to move 11 times during our lifetime and now that most jobs are remote, we can move even more. There is no escaping it, moving is a huge part of our lives!
Three-quarters of Britons have reevaluated their lives during the pandemic, with more than one in ten people considering moving abroad to have a completely different lifestyle. Further to this, in the US, the number of digital nomads has increased by 49%, rising from 7.2m in 2019 to 10.9m in 2020. Digital nomads are location independent, using technology to work remotely online rather than being at a company’s office. There is no denying that the moving process is becoming a greater part of our lives. So it is more important than ever to learn the best ways to save stress and time during your move!
Here are our top tips for the modern mover:
Before you move
When you move house, the best piece of advice is to start packing as early as you can and not leaving it to the last minute. There are a lot of things you can do far in advance of moving day.
Moving can be costly, make sure that you have accounted for the cost of the process. There are a number of online moving cost calculators you can use for this.
Cook creative meals!
Rather than spending more money on an entire food shop, make a head start on using up any food you have in your cupboards before you move. You can get creative with your cooking and make the best out of what you already have! There are several apps that take into account what you have in the cupboard and provide you with the perfect recipe.
Schedule your moving company
In 2021, finding a removal company to suit your needs doesn’t need to be stressful. Shift can work completely around your schedule, putting you first and making your life a whole lot easier! Simply provide the details of what items you need to be moved and their pick up and drop off locations and you will be matched with a friendly driver as part of a man and van marketplace. With thousands of drivers based in the UK, Shift will get you from A to B.
Update your address
When you move, there are a lot of people you need to notify about your change of address. Whether this is your utility providers, local council, gym or subscription services, this is one of the most important steps of your move. Using an address management tool like Monadd means you can change your address across providers in as little as 15 minutes.
Organising your belongings
There are so many ways you can list unwanted items with the click of a button to move them on to a better home and save you essential packing and removal space! A good rule of thumb is to throw anything that you haven’t worn or used in over a year out.
Make sure that you have arranged any large items of furniture to be collected by a donation service or your local council well in advance of moving day. We suggest arranging collections with your removal service to save extra time and money. piano removal, eBay courier service and large item couriers are just some of the services available.
If you are unsure whether you want to part with any items or whether they will fit in with your new home, you can put them in short-term storage. You can even take care of your removal service, collections and storage with the same provider. (Shift name)
Preparation is key
Unfortunately, the 24 hours ahead of you will be the most stressful part of your move. But by using time effectively, you can avoid a lot of this stress. The night before your move, make sure you go to bed as early as you can to be raring to go for the big day!
Make sure to keep your phone close by
Your driver will want to stay in contact with you to let you know about any updates.
Make sure everything is fully packed the day before
You want to avoid last-minute packing as much as you can. It will slow you down and cause delays in loading your items into the delivery vans.
These are just some of our top tips for the modern mover. By following this advice you can save time, money, stress and the planet. Happy moving!