During an average lifetime, American adults move home approximately 11 times. This equates to around once every five years. Common reasons for moving home include relocating to a new area to gain a new and better-paid job, buying a bigger home to start a family, and simply upgrading your home to one that is more luxurious after years of saving. Regardless of the reason for moving home, the process can be quite stressful. There is a need to get the best price for your current property and to aim to secure the new home at a competitive price, ideally without being caught up in a property chain, which can cause significant delays. The day of moving home can also be one that causes stress and anxiety. There is a lot to plan for and intelligent preparation is key to ensuring a smooth transition to your new home. In this article, some top tips for removal day will be explored.
Use a removal firm
In any house move, there will be the need to ship significant amounts of household items, furniture, and equipment. Unless you are moving into your first home and have few possessions, it is highly likely that you will have many items of varying sizes and weights to transport. In almost all circumstances, the best course of action is to hire a dedicated removal firm to streamline this process and save having to make several trips to and from each property in your own vehicle. Search online to get a moving company quote, or, ideally, a range of quotes from specialist firms. Whilst the cost of the service will be important in making your decision, it is also vital to factor in customer reviews of the firm. This will give you reassurance that you will have professional removal staff transporting your possessions and that care will be taken of them in transit. Use a consumer review site such as Trustpilot and search for the removal companies that you are considering using. Ideally, they will have five-star reviews and a large volume of satisfied customers who recommend the firm.
Plan your packing in advance
It is vitally important that all packing is done in advance of removal day. Put simply, you do not want to be rushing at the last minute to pack household items, as poorly packed possessions will be more likely to break during transit. In addition, special care needs to be given when packing fragile items such as TVs and other electrical equipment. Ensure that you use suitable protective packing around these, such as bubble wrap and old clothing to secure them when they are placed in boxes. Mark all your boxes with a list of their contents or the room that they will be placed in when you arrive at your new property. This will save a lot of time and effort when you begin unpacking.
To sum up
In most cases, when moving home, it is vital to use the services of a dedicated, professional removal firm. This will make the process far more streamlined and will provide you with assurance that your possessions will be safe. Pack all your belongings well in advance to save last-minute stress and ensure that care is taken labeling the boxes and securing fragile items.