This article lists a few tips and helpful guidelines to moving and information about preparing specialised items for a move. You can be sure that you will have a few ideas about how the relocation happens, and this will ease your process.
When it's time to move most people discover they have accumulated enough possessions to warrant hiring a moving company and renting a truck. A moving company can take a lot of the stress out of relocating. The process can be expensive but there are some ways to help cut down the expenses that anyone who uses a moving company should be aware of.
First make sure to ask the removal company if their insurance will cover any accidents caused by their employees. For items that are especially valuable where insurance may not cover the whole replacement cost transport the item yourself if possible or take out extra insurance on the item with your home insurance policy.
If you have specialty items such as grandfather clock or piano you will need to be aware of some added details. Grandfather clocks for example need to be taken apart before they are moved so make sure to plan ahead and have a specialist do this before it is time to move. If you have a piano make sure your mover is a piano removal specialist. This item is very heavy and someone unqualified can easily damage it in the move.
Finally a trick to cut cost down is to pack up your own books if you have a lot of them and have them shipped to your new address at the book rate using the postal service. This is slower than regular mail but relevantly cheap and will cut down on the cost to have movers pack and move them and they will arrive after you have safely moved in.
Before the big moving day arrives make sure to make a detailed inventory of all of your belongings, include the replacement cost of the item and make sure to document any pre-existing damage to the item such as scratches or dents. How big are they and where are they? Take photographs of the items especially items with pre existing damage for future reference. Make sure when the movers arrive to have them do an inventory and make sure everything on your list is packed.
If something does go wrong, a great added benefit to picking a professional removal company is the resolution team will address any negative consumer reviews with the moving team and help work out a successful resolution if there is a dispute over breakage or any other issue after the move is complete. And of course when you have successfully moved make sure to rate your experience with the removal company you choose so other customers can benefit from your experience.
Moving home can be a very stressful event in anyone’s life, especially if you are moving to a completely new area or country far away from familiarity, family and friends. Planning is especially important as there are so many more aspects to moving house than just packing a few boxes.
Getting professional movers in, as opposed to trying to scramble and do it all yourself, will take away a mountain of stress that you would unnecessarily place on yourself should you try and do a house move on your own. Professionals send you lists, help you prepare beforehand and do all of the heavy lifting, and in some cases all the packing as well.
A little bit of research on all the professional removal companies in your area will give you an idea of what kind of costs you are looking at when you move. And you may be pleasantly surprised to realise that it is not going to cost as much as you thought it would.
Good planning is integral to a successful move and it should start with making lists about three or four months prior to the move. If you have lived in one place for a long time, you will need this time to go through everything you have accumulated during this time to sort through what you will take with you and what you will be giving away, selling or leaving behind.
You will need to start collecting boxes for your move (get them from your removal company) and start packing up all the things that you don’t used every day, like vases and linen that is not currently in use. It is a good idea to take photographs of everything in the boxes before you seal and label them, as you do forget very quickly what is packed where. Colour-coding the boxes for each room is a good idea. When you need an extra thick blanket, once you have arrived in your new home, you do not want to end up unpacking every single box looking for one item and causing chaos before you have started unpacking.
Moving home can change people’s lives in so many ways that they may not realise until they get to their new home. If you are moving to a small town, you may not have access to big shops and may need to change the way you live by adapting to limited small town store opening times, and perhaps not always being able to get everything you need for weeks at a time.
When moving home there is a million choices to make, one of them being that you will have to make a choice whether you are taking on the challenge of moving your own belongings, or trusting a house removals company to safely transport your goods to your new home.
On one hand you may be thrilled with the idea of being independent and carrying out the task yourself with the assistance of some friends and a hire truck, on the other hand if you have awkward and heavy items and the job seems all too daunting, hiring a trusted removals company will be your best and safest bet, for you and your beloved belongings!
If you consider this challenge unaccepted, like all products and services you should put in a little research into removals companies before making any decisions. Compare a range of different service providers in your area, checking prices, insurance options, quality of services carried out and the quality of the trucks they carry them out in. Cheap prices don’t always equal cheap services, with enough searching you can find a very cost-effective provider with high quality services, the more research you put in the less likely you could be ripped off or have the day end in tragedy with damages.
The most beneficial side to hiring a professional removals company to relocate your belongings is the risk of breakages or damage to anything is much lower. The movers are trained and knowledgeable in appropriately stacking and securing your furniture and boxes so that everything stays in perfect condition from start to finish. For added peace of mind, many removal companies offer full insurance coverage on your items for no extra charge so when choosing a removal company always find out just what you are covered for, or if you are at all covered.
Whether you are moving yourself or hiring removal assistance preparation is they key! When moving home there are so many things to do and remember that the more time you allow yourself to get prepared the more enjoyable and relaxing your relocation will be.
If you are choosing to book a removals service, choose your ideal company as soon as you can after buying your new home and book them in. The more time the better, booking well in advance will prevent you missing out on the day or time you need and allow you to set realistic weekly goals to achieve coming up to your move.
Still can’t decide to do it yourself or hire help? Call your local removals companies today to see just what they can offer you or what they can recommend to someone moving their own belongings.