How to Deal with Home Removals
It is likely that you have never heard someone say that moving homes is a fun and easy task. Well, that is because it is not! Moving houses provides us with an utterly undesirable task – having to pack each and every item in your current home into boxes. Unless you are Monica from Friends, chances are that the thought of this very task makes you almost not want to move.
Home removals do not have to leave you feeling discouraged and unenthusiastic. There are in fact, a few hints and tips which can make the daunting task of moving a pleasurable one, and this article aims to shine the light on those points.
It is no surprise that the most important thing to do when planning a move is planning. Yes, it can be time consuming and boring, but it will benefit you in many ways. Planning includes deadlines, which are crucial. You need to decide on deadlines on packing, removing etc. It is wise to also decide where you’re going to start packing. Are you going to pack items according to the rooms they belong to? Or are you going to pack those items you do not use regularly first? These are all factors to consider whilst you are planning.
During your planning phase, it is wise to consider budget. After all, a budget is going to help you determine whether you are taking furniture with you or buying new furniture in your new home. It will also allow you to see whether or not you will be able to hire professional movers. Include removal costs, packing material, possible take away charges etc. in your budget and be wise. If cuts need to be made, do it practically. Neglecting a professional moving service so you can order take away every day that you will be busy packing is not a wise decision!
If you are going to use a removal company, it is wise to start looking for one before you do anything else. If you have deadlines, the earlier you book a removal service, the more likely you are able to find one that can work according to your dates. So do not leave the professionals till the last minute. Finding companies which have been around a long time will show that they are experienced and know exactly what to do. Read testimonials on websites, ask around, check online forums and obtain quotes from as many removal companies as you can. This is going to help you choose one for your removal needs.
Once a removal service has been pre-booked, it is time to go back to your plan and start packing. When packing, make sure that you label boxes accordingly or keep a separate inventory. This will help you keep track of not only what you are taking with you, but will also act as a checklist in your new home. This way, you know that everything that left your old home made it to your new one.
Packing is an excellent time to de-clutter. If you have not worn, used or even liked a particular object, do not pack it.
Once packing is done, you have time to make those crucial phone calls to electricity suppliers etc. You will need to tell them about your move and your new location. Once again, this should be something that is written in your plan/schedule.
Making a plan and following it is going to make your whole house removal experience a lot simpler and easier to handle.