The Ultimate Checklist with Man with a Van Dublin

The Ultimate Checklist with Man with a Van Dublin

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The Ultimate Checklist for Your Next Move with Man with a Van Dublin

Moving can be a daunting experience, but with the right assistance and organisation, it can be a smooth and stress-free process. One popular moving solution in Dublin is the Man with a Van service, known for its affordability, efficiency, and personalised touch. We provide an ultimate checklist to help you prepare for your next move with Man with a Van.

Man with a van Dublin ultimate checklist:

  • Inventory and declutter:

Before you start packing, take an inventory of all your belongings. This helps you estimate the number of boxes you will need and allows you to declutter by getting rid of items you no longer need. Consider donating or selling unwanted items to lighten your load. It is quite often people don’t know how many items they before they start to pack, especially when you start to pack from wardrobes, attic or shed. 

  • Collect packing supplies:

Gather boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, and markers to properly pack and label your belongings. You can often find these materials at local grocery stores, or you can purchase them from moving supply companies. If you have just a few items we recommend buying cardboard boxes, but if you have a lot to move it’s better to hire heavy-duty moving crates as later it will be easier to declutter. The best cardboard boxes for the price are from IKEA, they are strong and can handle not only your clothes but also books. If you need various sizes of boxes try storages they usually have plenty of sizes to choose from. Also by packing boxes you will save space in the van. More space was saved more items were moved in one go. All delicate items you can pack in bin bags to save money.

  • Pack smartly:

Begin packing non-essential items such as books, seasonal clothing, and decorative items. Pack fragile items carefully using bubble wrap, paper, and sturdy boxes. Remember to label all boxes with their contents and the room they belong to. This will make unpacking more manageable.

  • Create a moving timeline:

Outline a moving timeline to stay organised and ensure you complete all tasks before the moving day. Allocate time for packing, notifying important contacts about your move, and finalising arrangements with your Man with a Van Dublin. The sooner u agree with the moving company the better date and time you will get, also you will feel better knowing all is agreed.

  • Notify important contacts:

Inform your utility providers, the post office, your bank, and other relevant contacts about your change of address. This helps prevent any disruption in services or mail delivery. Also, don’t forget your internet provider. 

  • Research and book a moving company:

Choose a reputable Man with a Van service in Dublin based on reviews, pricing, and availability. Contact them to discuss your moving needs, secure a booking, and confirm the date and time of your move. Also, make sure the pricing they provided is clear and you know what will you pay at the end of the move.

  • Prepare a moving day essentials box:

Pack a box with essential items that you will need on the moving day and the first day in your new home. This could include toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, medications, chargers, and a few kitchen essentials.

  • Disassemble furniture:

Dismantle large or complex furniture items, if possible, to save time and space in the moving van. Keep all hardware in labelled bags to facilitate reassembly at your new home. The more you prepared the easier the moving day will be both for you and the moving company. We always say that the hovel of moving success is how you packed.   

Checklist how to dismantle furniture:

How to dismantle leather coach:

Dismantling a leather couch may seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be accomplished efficiently. Keep in mind that not all leather couches can be disassembled in the same way, so always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions if available. Here is a general guide on how to dismantle a leather couch:

Gather necessary tools:

Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools for the job. Depending on your couch’s construction, you may need a screwdriver, wrench, pliers, and a utility knife.

b. Clear the area:

Make sure you have enough space to work and move the couch around. Remove any cushions, pillows, or loose covers from the couch before starting the disassembly process.

c. Detach the backrest:

Most people don’t know that leather couches have removable backrests. Locate any bolts, screws, or clips holding the backrest in place and carefully remove them. With the fasteners removed, gently lift the backrest away from the couch frame. Also, bigger coaches like 3-seater ones most of the time come apart in two 2 or 3 peaces. 

How to dismantle an IKEA bed:

  • Remove the bedding and mattress:

Take off all bedding, including sheets, pillows, and blankets. Then, lift the mattress off the bed frame and set it aside, ensuring it is out of the way and will not be damaged during disassembly. 

  1. Detach the slats or the Luröy/Lönset base:

If your IKEA bed has wooden slats or a Luröy/Lönset slatted bed base, carefully remove them from the frame. They may be secured with plastic clips or simply resting on the side rails. Set the slats or bed base aside.

  1. Disassemble the headboard and footboard:

Locate the screws or bolts that connect the headboard and footboard to the side rails. Using the appropriate tool (Allen wrench or screwdriver), carefully remove the fasteners, keeping track of them for future reassembly. Gently separate the headboard and footboard from the side rails.

  1. Disassemble the side rails:

If the side rails are connected to the centre support beam, locate the screws or bolts that hold them in place. Use the appropriate tool to remove the fasteners and separate the side rails from the centre support beam.

  1. Detach the centre support beam:

If your IKEA bed has a centre support beam, remove any remaining screws or bolts connecting it to the headboard or footboard. Carefully lift the centre support beam out of the bed frame.

  1. Keep track of all hardware:

It’s essential to keep all screws, bolts, washers, and any other hardware organised for future reassembly. Consider placing the hardware in labelled plastic bags or containers to ensure nothing gets lost or you can put back all screws, you wouldn’t need to think where which screw goes when putting the bed back together.

  1. Store or transport the disassembled bed:

With the bed fully disassembled, stack the parts neatly and securely for storage or transportation. If necessary, wrap the individual components in blankets or moving pads to protect them from scratches or damage.

  • Confirm arrangements with the Man with a Van Dublin:

A few days before your move, touch base with your Man with a Van Dublin to confirm the moving date, time, and any special requirements.

  • Checklist for moving day:

On a moving day, ensure that all boxes are packed, labelled, and ready to be loaded into the van. Disconnect and secure any appliances that are being moved. Keep the essentials box and important documents easily accessible.

By following this ultimate checklist, you can ensure a hassle-free move with Dublin’s Man with a Van. Their expertise, efficiency, and personalised service will make your moving experience smooth and enjoyable. Happy moving!

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Article by Arthur, the driving force behind ManVan, Dublin's prominent moving company since 2010. With a decade-long journey in the moving business, Arthur combines vast moving industry knowledge and expertise.
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