How To Get Ready For A House Move

Moving House isn't Easy

House moves are never easy. But if you’re not prepared, it’ll be even harder than usual. So take some time to plan ahead and get organized before your move date rolls around. Here’s how:

First, hire the right movers. They should have a good reputation for reliability, customer service and price – as well as insurance coverage for fire or theft of belongings in transit. The best way to find out about these things is from friends who’ve used them before – call up those folks now!

Make sure they have a clear understanding of what needs to happen on the day of your move – that includes packing up all your stuff into boxes and loading it onto their truck (or vans). Lee Atkins Removals can provide moving and storage solutions on the Isle of Wight.

Pack up your belongings

It can be really hard to pack up all of your belongings when you’re moving. 

To make the process easier, try packing things together, like your clothes with other clothes or books with other books. 

Fill boxes or suitcases with similar items before packing them up in an area of the house that’s easy for you to access. 

But don’t forget to label everything you are moving to keep track of what is in each box!

Clean the house

Cleaning the house a few weeks before your move is a good way to see how much stuff you really do have. 

This is because you’ll be able to see all of the areas that need to be cleaned and decluttered. 

Start by getting rid of anything you don’t use or need, like clothes you never wear or dishes you never use. 

You can also sell some of your belongings before you move to help with the cost of your move.

Sell any furniture you don't want to move

Sell any furniture you don’t want to move. This can help offset some of the costs of moving. Plus, it’s a good way to get rid of furniture you don’t need anymore. Go to yard sales, put up an ad on Craigslist or post photos of your unwanted furniture online via Facebook marketplace

By getting organized and taking the time to get rid of clutter and sell any furniture you don’t want to move, moving can be a lot more manageable.

Create a moving checklist

Having a checklist will help make sure you don’t forget anything important. You can also use a moving app, like the Tip Ranks Moving Checklist App, to help keep track of all your lists in one place and share them easily with other people who are helping you move. 

By taking the time to get your house ready for a move, you can make sure that you don’t forget anything important and be prepared for your big day!

Get your car ready

Get the car tuned up, make sure it’s in good working order and has enough petrol. You don’t want to run out of petrol on the way to your new house. 

If your new home is a while away you should check the oil level and tire pressure before you set off. Pack a survival kit

When you’re on the road for hours at a time, it’s always good to have some essentials with you in case of emergencies. Pack some snacks and some water in case you get thirsty.

Prepare meals in advance

Moving house can be a long process and end up costing you a lot when it comes to eating. 

This is because you will spend all your time getting things ready for your move and won’t have much time to cook. 

However, you could do some batch cooking and prepare meals for the full week. 

All you would need to do is plug your microwave back in to warm them up.

Hire a Removals Company

When it comes to hiring a removals company, it’s important to do your research. You’ll want to make sure that the company is reputable and has a good track record. You should also get quotes from a few different companies to find the best deal.

When choosing a removals company, make sure to ask about their insurance policy. This will ensure that your belongings are insured in case anything happens during the move. You should also ask about their packing services. 

Many companies offer packing services, which can be helpful if you don’t have time to do it yourself. Lee Atkins is an example of a removals company. 

We offer Isle of Wight Removals including storage on the Isle of Wight as well.


The most important thing you can do when moving is to get organized and stay on top of things. Once you have a list, it will be much easier for you to know where everything belongs and what needs to be done. 

Whether it’s cleaning your house or packing up boxes, the more work that’s done beforehand, the better off you’ll be during the move! To help make sure nothing goes wrong with your big day, we recommend thoroughly researching removals companies in advance so that they’re reputable and come highly recommended by other customers.

 Our team at Lee Atkins Removals has been providing Isle of Wight Removals services since 1999-long before many other firms were established-so we understand how difficult this experience can be on people. Contact us today for more information on our Isle of Wight removal services.