House Removals: The Lowdown
So you’ve finally sold your house and all you’ve got left to do is move into your new property! It probably feels like you just want to jump over the final hurdle and be done with it, but actually this one is a pretty big hurdle which takes a fair bit of planning before you can jump over it! Although all you want to do is get into your new property and start enjoying it and your new neighbourhood, unfortunately there are a few logistical things that need to be taken care of first. However, with the correct time management and consideration, the moving process itself can become part of the overall enjoyable moving experience!Planning Your MoveIt’s all in the planning and the more you plan the easier the whole process will be. Make sure to get planning early because there’s a lot to research and a lot to do before moving day including arranging dates, hiring removals services and of course packing! Making even a rough schedule will help you immensely and always give you something to look to if it all starts getting a bit too manic.Hiring Your Man and VanThis is obviously a hugely important part of the moving process because your man and van services are going to be responsible for a big part of your move. Choosing the right service should be based on their reliability, professionalism and experience. It’s a good idea to ring around various local removal companies to chat to them , get a feel for their customer service and to get a quote. You can also ask around for recommendations via word of mouth and also look online for reviews. This will ensure that you get a reliable firm who will do a good job. Hiring a reputable man and van will mean that your possessions are well taken care of and your actual moving day should go smoothly.Packing Packing is the thing that people really dread when they’re moving house but it doesn’t have to be that bad. Make sure that you have all the packing essentials you’ll need such as cardboard boxes, bubble wrap and labels so that all your belongings are packed securely and won’t become damaged in transit. The reason for labels is that they will save you so much time when unpacking you won’t be able to thank yourself enough. Labelling boxes room by room for example ‘kitchen’ or ‘bathroom’ is a great way to unpack much more efficiently as you won’t have to waste time sifting through all your things before you can begin. A little organisation goes a long way when packing for moving house!Self-StorageOrganising self-storage seems like a daunting task but it can be easily done with a bit of research. You’ll need to look at location, how much space you might need and the kind of costs you can afford. Location is key because costs wildly vary between place to place. More centrally located facilities are more expensive than those located further away so those on a tighter budget might want to consider a slightly further out storage location. However, this will depend on how much space you need. It’s hugely important to roughly calculate how much space you’ll need before you organise storage so that you don’t end up paying for space you don’t need, this is an easy money saver at a rather expensive time. Make sure to ask for a cost breakdown and an idea of a payment plan at each facility you talk to so you know exactly what you’d be paying for.