Tips on How to Unpack and Settle in after You Move Home

by | Sep 17, 2019 | Moving House | 0 comments

When it comes to finding advice on moving to a new home or how to pack, you’ll find hundreds of blog articles with useful information. Conversely, you won’t have a great deal about what you should do at the other end when you arrive at your new home. This is strange because the  unpacking or getting organised can be just as as time-consuming and stressful, especially if you can’t find the kettle for a cup of tea!

Fortunately, Anthony Ward Thomas’s customers and followers get the best advice going for every stage of moving home. When you book with us, you’ll have our team at your disposal throughout your move, which includes planning. That’s why it pays off to work with London’s prestige removals and storage company and you’ll receive the highest standard of customer service.

How to Unpack and Organise after a Move –

Home inventory app – One of the first pieces of advice we offer people who are moving is to download a home inventory app before packing. The benefits of these apps work for both packing and offloading because you can save information about every item. It’s possible to group this information by room then, making it easier to unpack when you arrive.

Thorough clean – You can always hope that the last owner or tenant made an effort to clean before leaving, but it’s worth lowering your expectations. One advantage of booking with Anthony Ward Thomas is we have our own professional cleaning service. AWT Cleaning can go into your new home before you start unpacking to make the property spotless.

Unpack from bedrooms down – There is no exact science to unpacking, but we would advise leaving some essentials in the last boxes going into our van. This should include a kettle and some items you might need straight away, as well as the boxes with fragile contents. Then, we suggest arranging the unpacking from the bedrooms down if you’re doing your own unpacking. By doing this, each family member will be occupied.

Although we would typically suggest letting our experts do all the heavy-lifting work for you.

Using Self Storage for Additional Space –

It’s essential that your belongings are safe and secure, both during your relocation and after you arrive. What most people don’t realise is that our homes aren’t always the most suitable place to store certain items. For example, if you have artwork that you won’t be displaying, putting in the loft is a bad idea. That’s because roofs are liable for leaking and damp conditions, which could damage the frame and paint.

That’s why renting a self storage unit through Anthony Ward Thomas becomes an excellent idea. You won’t have to worry about issues such as water or fire damage, in addition to having protection from theft. We can collect your items for storage with one of our removal’s vans. We can go one further and separate these types of things to take them to your storage unit while we move you into your new home.

There is no lease to worry about – you only need to keep your storage unit for the duration of your relocation. Many of our customers find that self storage provides a much better level of protection for valuable items. They then continue to rent a storage unit with us well after their relocation is complete.

Anthony Ward Thomas – London’s Number One for Removals and Storage –

Anthony Ward Thomas moves thousands of people in London every month. No other company can provide the high standards of service delivery that we attain. And your valuable possessions will be completely safe from breakages and damage during your relocation. That’s why we have a loyal group of customers who return to use us for future moves or other services.

Our number one goal is to provide the very best removals and storage service possible in London and the UK. We’re the capital’s number one removals and storage provider, offering a range of premium packages you won’t find anywhere else. And part of this dedication to customer care is to ensure that everything is offloaded to suit your needs.

Even if you choose to undertake the unpacking yourself, our team will make sure the correct boxes go in each room. This is where the home inventory app will help as you’ll already assign each box to specific places. Additionally, we’ll unpack the van so that you have the essentials first and any fragile boxes go into a safe place.

If you would like more information about London’s highest rated removals company, please contact us today. We’ll gladly go into more detail about our removal’s packages and related services.