They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things in life, alongside getting married or divorced. Being organised throughout the process makes things a whole lot easier for everyone involved.  This post gives you handy tips and pointers for sorting through and organising your belongings before, during and after your move.

Getting sorted before moving house

Moving house is the perfect excuse for having a good sort out. It?’s so easy to accumulate things over time without realising just how much space they have taken up. Rather than packing all of this stuff blindly and carting it with you to your new place, and potentially paying for a larger self storage unit than you actually need, have a clear our and decide what you need to keep. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’?t used it for a year, chances are you’?ll never use it again. 

Organising a whole house worth of belongings can seem like an impossible task. To make it easier, break down the job by focusing on just one room at a time.  Create three piles: keep, bin and charity shop. You might be surprised by how much stuff you’?ve been holding on to that deserves to be in the bin! 

Once you’?ve had a clear out, the job of packing will seem much more manageable. When packing up your boxes, writing a detailed inventory of the contents of each box makes unpacking a whole lot easier. Stick one copy of the inventory to the outside of each box, and keep the other copy safe with you. 

Putting your items into storage?

If you?’ve packed up your home to put everything into storage for whatever reason, make sure you?’ve kept out any essentials you need regular access to. If you do need access to something you have placed into storage, that isn’?t a problem. When you use Kelly?'s storage, you can access your storage pod whenever and however many times you like, free of charge.  All you need to do is give us 24 hours notice. With Kelly?s Storage, you can rest assured that your precious belongings are kept safe and secure with 24/7 CCTV, alarm monitoring and extensive fire safety systems. 

Unpacking

Unpacking is time consuming but if you’?ve carefully labelled your boxes and created inventory lists it will make life a lot easier. Labelling your boxes with the room they are destined for can be very useful. 

Hopefully these moving house tips have been useful. Don’?t forget that if you?re using our mobile storage option and you want to reduce the stress and strain of moving, we also offer a packing or loading service. Call us on 0800 652 0323 today for a quote.