You will find that efficiency is the key to having an easy removal. There’s much to be said for planning with the ease and speed of the move at the forefront of your mind. You will find that there’s a huge amount you can do in advance of the move itself. You can put things into action from a very early point if you’re organized about it!
Having efficiency in your mind does not mean that the move has to be robotic. However, you can plan so that the whole thing moves along nicely and without a hitch, whilst still being very pleasant. It is all in how well you set things out, how well you get on with your removals team, and how calm you are about everything. Of course these three factors influence each other pretty strongly. It is wise that you get started with the move preparation, finding the right removals company and ordering everything calmly as soon as you can.
For a start, you should hire a removal team that is on your side in terms of making the move efficient. Stress to them that you want the whole thing to work like clockwork from the beginning. But then ensure that you develop a rapport with them so that you’re not like a slave driver. Everyone should feel equally in control of the removal. You will find that this ensures that no one starts bossing anyone else around. Get to know the team individually. Saying hello to them beforehand, or even on the day of the move will help.
Cost efficiency is important in a removal, but don’t cut any corners that are there for a reason. The expense of a removals company is totally necessary. You will find that there’s a lot to be said as well for spending a little extra on decent boxes and packing materials so that belongings are well-protected. However, you may feel like this is a little much, and that is fair enough, especially if you can find boxes for cheaper online, or second hand. Do not, under any circumstances buy a load of tattered old boxes for the sake of saving money. These will mostly likely fail under the stress of the removal. You risk damaging your possessions if you do this.
Efficiency comes with doing things well and at a decent rate, rather than rushing. If you are rushing it is likely that you are not doing the job right. This is especially the case with packing. Packing is really boring, so it’s tempting to spend as little time on it as possible. You want to rush through it and get things into boxes. Instead, limit the amount of time that you spend packing to a couple of hours before taking a break. If you are wise with your planning, you’ll be able to make it so that you only have to do two hours a day. This is very manageable. It is a much more relaxed and effective way to do things than rushing through it all!