Giffen Furniture Removals Top Tips For Planning A Christmas House Move

For most of us, moving house can be a challenge, let alone during one of the busiest times of the year – Christmas time. If you simply can’t avoid moving in the lead up to Christmas or need some help with a last minute December house move, read on for our top tips and tricks for a successful relocation without all the hiccups.



Start Planning Your Move Today

The best way to ensure your house move is a success is by planning right from the start. Compiling tasks and listing them in the order they need to be completed is a great way of getting all of your thoughts down on paper.

By creating a plan, you’ll have a clearer idea of what your overall house move will look like, and confirm which people, companies or services to reach out to in order to make this move happen – especially in the lead-up to Christmas.



Book In Your Removalist (Or Moving Vehicle) 

Giffen Furniture Removals Book In Your Removalist

Once you’ve decided that you need to move, you should get in touch with a removalist company if you are looking to move with professional help, or otherwise, book in a removalist vehicle so that you don’t miss out.

The earlier you book, the greater the chance of securing the help and services that you need, and perhaps at more reasonable prices (as opposed to a last-minute booking).



Choose A Moving Date

Confirming your actual moving date is very important as it gives you a timeline to work from when it comes to preparing for your Christmas move. If you’re looking to do a DIY move, choose one that is most convenient to you, otherwise if you are enlisting help from others, choose a date that is suitable for everyone.



Do Your Admin Work

While admin work can be tedious at times, it’s vital to stay on top of moving admin to ensure you don’t miss any important tasks or deadlines. Examples of moving admin include:

  • Getting in touch with utility companies to advise them of your address change
  • Forwarding/redirecting your mail (for just in case)



Prepare Your Packing Materials 

Giffen Furniture Removals Prepare Your Packing Materials

Be sure to have all of your packing materials ready and on hand before you even start to pack. That way, you can avoid any interruptions while packing your belongings and can keep the momentum going.

Some essential packing materials to have on hand include:

  • Strong purpose-made packing boxes
  • Packing tape
  • Packing Paper
  • Thick markers/textas
  • Bubble wrap
  • Mattress covers
  • Moving blankets
  • Wardrobe boxes
  • Plastic stretch wrap



Pack Like A Pro

Start packing as soon as possible so you aren’t left scrambling to complete this task closer to moving day. Having the maximum amount of time to pack also means you are less likely to accidentally break or damage your personal belongings from rushing to pack.

If you are short on time or need a hand with packing, most removalist companies offer a pre-packing service that can help take some of the pressure off your Christmas house move.



Pack An Essentials Box

Giffen Furniture Removals Essentials

Packing a box full of essential items can be a bit of a timesaver once you’ve reached your new address. Fill your essentials box full of items that you’ll need as soon as you get to your new place such as sheets, towels, cutlery, tea towels plates, bowls a change of clothes, pyjamas, phone chargers etc. That way, you won’t have to go through every single box to find the everyday items you’ll need during your first day at your new place.



Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

If all else fails, you can always reach out to friends and family to help with packing or loading up the car on moving day. The holidays are generally a great time for this as most people have time off work and are available to assist. In return for their hard work, perhaps you can provide everyone who helped with a meal or some refreshments as a thank you for helping out.



Need A Hand With Your Christmas House Move?

If you’re looking to move this Christmas and need a hand with packing or moving your furniture, give Brisbane’s Giffen Removals a call. Trusted by locals for almost 30 years, we have helped thousands of families with their Christmas house moves – so you know your precious belongings will be in safe hands.

Call our team today to ask for an obligation free quote or to find out more about our great value pre-packing and moving services.

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