Moving house is a big deal. It’s hard work, it’s stressful and it’s physically demanding. “Pauline & Tony’s” move was no exception, however it was a great example of a move which had been brilliantly organised by the clients in advance of moving day. When we arrived at the house (a three bed semi), the customers had clearly labelled everything and had written instructions, left conveniently around the house, for us to follow.
The couple were there when we arrived and they gave us the “tour”, pointing out their notes and instructions and making sure we knew exactly what we were packing, what was staying and what was going. Then they left to go to the new place and we got on with packing their belongings away, following the instructions as we went.
The house was really well organised and they’d done a lot of work prior to our arrival, which meant that anything they didn’t want or need had already been removed from the house and taken to charity, recycled or disposed of. We’ve been on lots of jobs where we have to move everything and on moving day, the house is basically the same as it is on any other day...this is a bad idea! We’re happy to move whatever you want but the last thing you need when you arrive in your new home is a load of unwanted stuff to sort through.
Moving house is a great time to get organised and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Moving stuff from one house to another, only for it to later be thrown out, is a waste of time, money and energy, so we encourage more people to be like Tony & Pauline and be prepared!