Moving into a new home is an exciting time, but it’s also no light touch when it comes to the stress levels. Without prior planning and research, the number of tasks you need to complete to ensure your move goes off without a hitch can amount to a considerable burden.
But that’s what this blog is for: to note the core aspects of your move you must consider as soon as possible. For a completely comprehensive, uncompromising resource that focusses specifically on various aspects of the moving process, this ultimate moving house checklist is among the most accessible out there.
- Determine Whether You Need Professional Assistance
Once you make the decision to move, you’ll need to consider this question quite promptly. If your move is too large or long to manage on your own, working with a professional removalist can really help you out. Professional movers have been there and done it, and will almost certainly be able to accommodate every aspect of your move. But it’s important to choose the right partner.
- How to Choose The Right Moving Partner
We’re going to get to some rapid-fire tips for DIY moving shortly, but for those of you considering using a professional service, it’s relevant to touch on the criteria by which you should assess a prospective moving partner. Price, of course, is something to keep in mind—but as with most things, you pay for what you get. And here’s what we think you simply cannot do without:
- Accreditations: removalists with a full stack of relevant accreditations are at the forefront of the industry and guarantee a high level of service
- No-obligations, free quotes: this should be a must, and any removalist worth their salt should offer you one. You have a right to know what you’re paying for
- Insurance: this goes without saying, a fully insured removalist will offer peace of mind
- Customer reviews: it’s the modern age, and third party customer review websites are almost always bang on the money when it comes to reviewing services.
Rapid-Fire Moving Tips
- Choose (and commit to) a move in date – it may sound obvious, but choosing a move in date at least 2-3 months prior to your move will provide the following:
- Greater organisation
- Allow you to co-ordinate with your moving partner and any third-party professionals
- Motivation – with so much to take care of, a set date will help drive you on.
- Organise vehicle transportation, pet relocation, and any other special transport: getting clear on whether you need assistance transporting fragile and specialist belongings, including pets and vehicles, requires planning and should be done as soon as possible.
- Invest in high quality packing materials: using professional grade equipment is immensely helpful and vital for the safety of your possessions. Sturdy cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, plastic wrapping and markers are your friends, and should be ordered about 6 weeks out.
Consider your storage needs: sometimes, in the course of a move, you may have need for external storage spaces. Many professional removals companies also provide storage too, so try and snag a bundles deal.