Your Complete Moving House Tips Guide!

Tips for Moving Efficiently

  • Get all the Utilities Ready

Before you start to pack, you must make sure that all the utilities transfer with you. These include all the packing boxes, papers, bubble wraps, tape and label markers. You must make sure that the packing boxes are of good quality and sturdy in nature. If the boxes are sturdy in nature, then it can help you to keep the goods unharmed and undamaged.

  • Hire the Best Movers

As soon as you decide the closing date of the house, you need to hire movers. Movers must be booked as early as possible because you may not get quality movers later on. You have to be sure of the fact that the movers are experienced with great skills. They must also have all the essential tools and equipment for moving efficiently.

  • Take Time off from Work
Moving Tips and Tricks from a Professional Organizer
Moving Tips and Tricks from a Professional Organizer

As packing is a huge responsibility, you need to sort things properly. For that, it is better to take some days off from work so that you can focus more and more on the packing. You have to make sure that you are packing everything. Moreover packing can take up a lot of energy and stamina. Hence, taking a day off is surely a good idea.

  • Start Packing Early

Do not leave the packing for the last minute. This is a big NO! Packing should be started as early as possible. Start sorting the items based on 3 main categories – donation, resale and packing. You have to sort all the items in your house based on these 3 categories. Once you know what  you have to pack, start it. You can create a moving checklist, and follow the basic packing rules to pack items perfectly.

Final Words

These are some moving tips and tricks from a professional organizer. Even the experts always suggest using color code and labels on the packing boxes. This will help you to identify and distinguish each and every box by simply looking at the label. You can use the containers, suitcases and baskets in your home to carry certain things. You need to pack some of the essential items that you use daily at the last. This will be easier for you to reuse again as soon as you reach the new house.

Van size guide – Your guide on removal van sizes

We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to the common removal van sizes so you don’t have to spend time working out which size van you need to move house. As there are all kinds of sizes and models for vans, here are some standard sizes for removals vans and their features to help you spot the, and ultimately know which one is suitable for your move. Exact dimensions of the vans will vary depending on the model.

Medium Wheelbase Van – shortened to MWB

  • A high roof
  • Easy loading platform
  • Most times cheaper to hire due to its slightly smaller size
  • Most common models are the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter
  • The average loading capacity of an MWB van is 8-11 cubic metres.

Long Wheels Base Transit Van and Sprinter Van – shortened to LWB

  • Also called Jumbo Transits or Jumbo Sprinters
  • Ideal for one and two-bedroom flats
  • Fit white goods, wardrobes, sofas, tables, chairs, a flat screen television and home entertainment system, and even a bed if it’s collapsible.
  • The average loading capacity of a LWB van is 11-15 cubic metres.

Luton Van

  • Also referred to as a 3.5 Tonne Luton Van
  • They often have a tail lift
  • They’re narrow so easy manoeuvrable around narrow streets
  • Because the wheel arches don’t poke into the storage area, it makes packing boxes much easier.

A Luton van can take a two-bedroom flat or a small house with up to 45 boxes, a table and set of chairs (as long as they’re stackable), big sofas, two double beds, wardrobes and white goods.

 7.5 Tonne Luton Van

  • In terms of build, it identical to the 3.5 Tonne Luton Van – just bigger.
  • It’s good for three-bedroom houses and can store 40-50 boxes, up to 4 beds, 3 sofas, 2 dining tables and sets of chairs, 3-4 wardrobes and most kitchen appliances.
  • The loading capacity is approximately 25-27 cubic metres.

 It can be a tricky selecting from a guide on the vehicles, which is why the Jaizek Removals team is here to give you more information about the size and type of vehicles you’ll need based on your moving details. Remember to inform the team at Jaizek Removals of any particularly large or awkward items, so that they can offer you the best vehicle for your move. Get a free quote now.

Packing – Boxes – Moving Day

When moving, you’ll likely need a number of packing boxes and you will need a range of packing supplies such as:Masking tape or sticker labels and marker pens for labelling boxesColoured markers or stickers for colour coding boxes by roomPacking material like bubble wrap – or you could use towels and bed linen if you have enoughSack truck for moving large boxes or appliancesRope or bungee cords

Luckily, there are a number of resourceful options for sourcing your removal packing boxes, and the best option for you depends on what you’re moving, how much of it there is, and budget! So here they are:

1. Save up your old boxes – Keep the packaging from deliveries – remember you’ll likely need boxes of all sizes

2. Reuse other people’s boxes – Ask friends and family who’ve moved recently, or post on social media asking if anyone has any moving supplies.

3. Shops – Plenty of supermarkets, shops and shopping centres will have more cardboard boxes than they know what to do with.

4. Hire reusable ones – Some companies, like Jaizek Removals, offer a box hire service. The advantages of this are that you can get good quality boxes it’s better for the environment because you reduce the amount of waste you’re producing, and you don’t have the hassle of trying to store them or get rid of them.

5. Buy them – The simplest way of obtaining your moving boxes is to buy them on our site. Here at Jaizek Removals we have packing supplies Partners who can provide boxes of varying size, material and purpose as well as furniture covers, tape, packing materials such as bubble wrap, and removal blankets.

10 Tips for your Commercial Move

Office / Commercial moves can be hard work with a lot of pre-planning, time and commitment. However, this is where we can help! With our removal tips, you can expect an easier and more efficient move to save yourself significant time, money, and stress.

1. Get the Timings Right
Our Removal Team will work with you to determine a moving timeline that works best and within budget. What’s more, we will do everything we can to get you all moved in, set up and ready to go as quickly and efficiently as possible. At Jaizek Removals, we don’t want you to lose business because of a relocation. Great service and making office moves easier what we’re all about!

2. Pack Your Tech Systematically
Office computers mishandled or misplaced technology could be your downfall when it comes to commercial moves. So, one of the things you need to prioritise is packaging and labelling your technology properly. This will help ensure your office can resume normal work as soon as possible.

Have each employee unplug all wires belonging to them, placing them together on their desk. Then assign the technical department the job of packing everything. This will ensure all technical equipment is properly packed and can be easily sorted out upon arrival at the news office.

3. Appoint a Move Manager & a Professional Removal Company
Office / Commercial moves have numerous factors which, if not handled correctly, could easily go wrong. It’s therefore important to designate a move Manager to facilitate and follow up each step ensuring things are progressing. Coupled with a business removal expert, your move is guaranteed to be a smooth success. Our movers at Jaizek tackle every commercial move safely and efficiently. Don’t trust just anyone to move your office, hire the best in the business!

4. Label During the Packing Process
A top tip for any move is to label everything during the packing process. Labelling boxes saves huge amounts of time, ensuring we know whose boxes are whose. Labelling everything aso means less stress trying to sort everything when you arrive at your new office. So, save yourself significant time by properly labelling your employees’ things in this way:Itemise boxesWrite the desk / room number for each boxPut boxes in packing order so you get the important things out first

5. Take Time to Plan Your Move
As soon as you’re confident you will be securing your new building, start planning your move. Most commercial spaces are large and require a lot of organising and prep work in advance of moving. From booking moving services and packing, to facilitating down times, there is so much to think about for your office day. Take the time to plan ahead so that your move is as stress-free as possible.

6. Budget for Your Move
When moving into a new office space, costs can quickly mount up. Unfortunately, it can be very easy for budgets to be overshot due to delays, oversights, and unexpected problems arising. However, setting a moving budget can ensure you’re covered for the majority of complications and perhaps even a few surprises as well.
It is important to work out the full cost of your office relocation before committing to anything. This step alone could save you from making the wrong decision and jeopardising your employees’ salaries on unexpected costs. Our team at Jaizek Removals would be more than happy to shed light on any points you may not have considered. We move hundreds of people every day, so we know a lot about what to think about and plan for!

7. Encourage Everyone to Pack Their Own Desks
Pulling off a successful office/commercial move is time-consuming and can be stressful. That is why we strongly advise you make the job easier by assigning employees the job of packing their own desks and labelling what’s theirs. It is a huge help having your employees pack their own desks. Just try to encourage them not to pack everything right at the last minute!

8. Communicate All Plans with Your Employees
This is one of the main things that will make your move so much easier – communicating with your staff. After announcing the office move, sit down and talk with your employees on the plans. Communicating early helps the team feel involved and lets everyone prepare well in advance.

9. Maintain productivity
Maintaining productivity during an office move can often be difficult, however, it’s important to keep spirits high and focused. Start packing non-essential items early and devise a detailed floor plan of where everything will go in the new office to ensure tasks aren’t left to the last-minute. Prior to the move, sit down with department managers to discuss move-related workflow strategies. This can be particularly important if there are deadlines falling within the moving time period.

10. Make a Moving Checklist
This checklist must include any tasks to be done ahead, during and after the move. The more detailed the better! At Jaizek Removals, we are experts in all types of domestic and commercial moves. That’s why we’ve taken the time to write everything we’ve learnt about office/commercial moves over our 10 years of removals experience.