A removals company is the ideal way to get all of your personal belongings and furniture from the old home to the new one. All the heavy lifting is done for you, and the speed at which such a service typically operates means you won't have to spend more than a few hours at either end.

However, there are a few things you can do yourself so that the efficiency of your home moving day is not hindered. Here are the top 3 things to keep in mind:

1. Glass, Mirrors And Other Breakables

When moving home, people typically underestimate how well-packed breakable items need to be. The removals crew will place all the items in the van in the safest manner possible, but during the drive potholes can result in a bumpy ride. It's better to err on the side of caution by wrapping breakables in excess packaging. For example, you can use jumpers, towels and even bed sheets to wrap items for extra protection.

2. Moving From A Flat?

Those who are moving home from a flat that isn't located on the ground floor could carry as much of the stuff as you can down to the ground floor before the removals service arrives. This will decrease the length of time that it will take for your belonging to be transferred into the van or truck. As a result, you'll save money because the removals crew will need to complete less work.

However, don't force yourself to carry large furniture that is too heavy. Concentrate on the items that you can carry down, and the heavier more difficult stuff can be left to the removals team.

3. Dismantle Furniture

To save yourself a lot of time on moving day, make sure that furniture which can be dismantled actually is. Time spent dismantling furniture when the removal crew arrives is only going to add more money to the removals bill once the work is complete.

Once you dismantle your furniture, make sure all the screws and separate parts are kept together. Losing even the smallest of furniture parts during the move can result in not being able to put the furniture back together again in the new home. Keeping organised during the move will allow you to efficiently unpack in your new home, as opposed to pulling your hair out because you can't find what you're looking for.

For more tips, contact a company like Ocean Grove Removals.