Tips For Preparing Your Home For Moving

Moving can be a daunting task, but with proper preparation, it can be a smooth and organised experience. Interiors and DIY Blogger Colette Street shares with us some amazing top tips for preparing for a house move.

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Clear Your Walls

Walls void of artwork

The first step in preparing your home for moving is to remove anything hanging on the walls. Take down framed photos, artwork, and decorations. Clearing your walls not only makes packing easier but also ensures that nothing gets damaged during the moving process.

Patch Up Holes

Patching up holes in the wall with filler

Inspect your walls for any holes left by nails or screws from the removed items. Fill these holes with filler and sand them down until smooth. Painting over the patched areas will give your walls a polished look and with a fresh coat of paint will leave your home looking well-maintained.

Secure Your Artwork

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Art pieces are often delicate and valuable, so it’s important to handle them with care. Invest in proper packing materials like bubble wrap, packing paper and sturdy boxes. Wrap each artwork carefully to prevent scratches or damage during transit.

Light Fixtures

Two men removing a light fixture

If you have light fittings you want to keep, remove them from the ceiling carefully. However, ensure you replace them with an alternative light fitting. Carefully pack away the light fitting you are taking with you, ensuring you can make your new home feel cosy when you arrive.

Consider a Lockup

Internal storage lockers

Lastly, consider renting a lockup or storage unit during the moving process. Having a dedicated space to store your belongings temporarily can be very helpful, especially if there’s a gap between moving out of your current home and moving into your new one. A lockup provides a secure and convenient solution to store items without cluttering your new home.

Preparing your home for moving requires planning and attention to detail. By following these steps, you can streamline the moving process, protect your belongings, and ensure a smooth transition to your new home. Don’t forget to stay organised, labelling boxes clearly and enlisting the help of professional movers if needed. With the right preparation, your moving day can be stress-free and efficient.

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