Moving into a new home should be a very happy experience, instead of a stressful one. However more often than not that is not the case unfortunately. The last thing you want to be doing after what can be weeks, months or occasionally even years of searching for your new perfect home is the hassle of packing up your worldly belongings, moving them to your future property and then unpacking them all over again.
So how can this unnecessary stress be avoided to make your moving day perfect? Well that’s where removals and packing companies come in to save the day. These days there are an abundance of removal and packing firms offering a variety of services to help your moving day go as swiftly as possible.
What kind of moving service are you looking for?
Removal and packing companies can cater the most basic to the most advanced moving requests. If you’re looking for an effort-free method to moving, some removal firms will pack and unpack your possessions (as directed by the customer), dissemble and/or reassemble your furniture, and even plug -in and setup your electrical goods (Televisions/ Computers etc). Not only that, but a select few removal/packing firms will also clean both your current and future property to reduce the moving hassles even further, making the moving transition from you’re old house to your new home seem as effortless as not moving at all.
Don’t forget self-storage
If you’re downgrading from your fitting suburban house to your idyllic countryside cottage you may find that you haven’t got the space for all of your belongings. If a boot sale or a trip down to your local charity shop is out of the question, then self-storage may be the right choice for you.
With a large selection of self-storage companies currently available with an array of warehouses nationwide , these facilities offer a range of secure storerooms (available in different sizes) at a reasonable price. Many self-storage services do not require long contracts or charge for moving lock-ups if there is not enough space for your goods. Some also offer extended opening hours/days and a selection of packing materials for a small fee if you require.
These facilities are especially useful if you have a substantial amount of seasonal objects (garden furniture, holiday/camping equipment etc) that would ordinarily take up valuable garage/shed storage.
When should you start researching removal/packing companies?
Once you have a rough idea about which moving and/or packing service you require, you should begin researching straight away to maximise your options and the company’s availability keeping your moving tension to a minimum.
The logistics of moving
Once you have done some research it’s time to confirm the details of your moving day. This includes:
- Both addresses of your properties
- The quantity of possessions/furniture
- Any specific requirements (parking restrictions/accessibility to properties)
Some removal companies will actually visit your current property to assess the above details and talk you through a step-by-step action plan of your move in advance.
A few general moving tips
No matter if you’re undertaking the bulk of your packing yourself or not, be sure to wrap and pack your valuables/sentimental belongings yourself in order to protect them as well as possible. To further ensure the safety of these items, pack and transport them yourself in your own vehicle for your piece of mind.
Once the move is complete, make sure to check that the most valuable possessions are complete and not damaged in any way.
Finally, be sure to be careful with your ‘hired help’; remain vigilant during your move making sure all of your possessions make the move- the last thing you want is to find that something has gone mysteriously missing.