The things you need to know when moving.
7 Tips and hints for moving stress-free.
Many consider moving to be 1 of the most stressful things you will do in life. However, with some careful planning and research, you can certainly lower these levels before, during and after the move.
Whether you are moving house, unit, apartment or business or simply across the road the principles are the same.
Find a Removalist
Sounds easy right. Well, actually it is. Ask family, friends and work colleagues for recommendations from companies they have used in the past. And of course, the companies not to use.
Always remember you get what you pay for. The Removalists Industry is no different. As the saying goes ‘if it is too good to be true’ it usually is.
To read more on the problems with hiring cheap hourly rate removalists. And then, of course, Will the Removalists I have booked actually turn up?
Here is a Google post we published a while back about a real-life experience.
Spend a little time on Google looking for professional removalists in your area. Look for companies that are well established with a creditable reputation. In addition, check their client reviews.
Are they proudly displayed on their web site? Or, more importantly, are they hidden away? You can find our article about just some of our satisfied clients here Read more.
Booking the Removalists
House, unit, or apartment moves.
These can vary in type and size from a 1-bedroom unit up to a large 6-bedroom house and everything in between. Incidentally, they are also the most popular.
Do you require assistance with Professional Packing? Or are you happy to save money and complete the tedious task of packing yourself?
Moving safely and cost-effectively is the name of the game. A well-written article on why safely does not have to cost any more. Read more
Unfortunately, the weather is not always kind on moving day. If it is likely to rain on your moving day, here is a helpful article on this.
Moving office doesn’t have to be stressful. Not all removalists are experienced in office or business removals.
Consequently, do your research before booking any removalist company. To help you with this here are some articles I suggest you read Moving office without losing business and this Commercial Office and Business Relocations
Moving in the City
This brings another set of challenges and one more of the things you need to know. Parking, access, lifts, and stairs to start with.
Again, make certain the removalists company you hire to assist with your city move are experienced with the complexities of city moving.
As an example, city apartments require lift access. This usually means booking a lift and having the management fit the protective pads. Therefore, the timing of your move is critical.
Unfortunately, many of these lifts are rather small and your king mattress may not fit. Subsequently, it will need to go via the staircase. Make certain you check the removalists do not charge extra for stairs.
Will the removalists even take it up to the top floor via the stairs? Many will not. For more information on City Removals
How to save time and money
There are many ways you can save time and money on your upcoming move here are some more things you need to know.
Pack all the boxes yourself. Although time-consuming, why pay the removalists when you can easily do it yourself.
Dismantle the furniture. There is a nice little saving to be made here. Disconnecting the washing machine, TVs etc. and packing up the cords will save time & money.
Dismantle your beds and removing the legs from tables is another nice little way to save time and money.
Lastly, taking a photo of each of these before pulling them apart will save you stress when it comes time for you to reassemble or connect them back up.
Here are some helpful articles we have published on saving time, money and stress when moving.
Moving with Children
Many of us have families, having the children involved in the process makes sense. Therefore, the more honest and open with them and the more involved you have them the easier it will become.
Here is an extremely well-written article that I am sure will provide helpful information on moving with children.
From this, I believe you will agree that things you need to know when planning and researching are certainly the keys to moving.
Please take the time to read the articles above as they will certainly provide you with heaps of valuable information.
Good luck and hope all goes well with your next move.