Moving house, what is the best option?

September 27, 2018 8:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Moving to a new apartment can be so stressful that it almost takes away the joy of settling in a new environment. The situation worsens when there is no proper plan for moving or if the move is done in a haste. Choices regarding how to move? Who to hire? Cost? Packing? And much more. Whatever the case may be, it does it make the move any easier. That is the reason the blog post exist, to help you simplify, prioritise and make the best decision when it comes to moving house.

Below is a list of important decision to consider when moving house:

Sorting your Belongings

This is one of the most important things to do when moving house. No matter the distance that you are moving house too, your belongings will play a vital role in the mode of transport you will use. Also, sorting your belongings in time helps ensure that you are leaving nothing behind. We hereby recommend that you start sorting your possession starting with things that are most important, followed by things that are necessary and things that are seasonal like Christmas light and Halloween costumes. Another technique you can employ when sorting is to clear your belongings room by room using marked boxes for easy identification. Doing this will save you time and energy after the move is done and you need to unpack.

moving boxesMoving Companies

If you have quite the handful of loads to move, then you need to consider hiring a moving company when moving house. When doing your research, here a couple of things you should take note of;

  • The estimates quoted to you are just estimated and might change on the day of the move.
  • Don’t forget to include the VAT charges which are usually capped at 20%
  • The Parking fee may be included in your bill, but it is best to plan for it.
  • The reputation of the Company.

By researching those things listed above, you can make the choice or what moving company to use when moving house.

moving house van

Mode Of Transport

The way you finally design to move will depend on how much load you have as well as the distance. Perhaps you are moving to another country, you will have to make use of a freight company. If it is nearby you could opt for just your car or rent a truck.

moving house lorryCost

Cost of moving house often way heavily on the mind of movers. Some of the best ways to save cost especially if you are not packing a lot are to enlist the help of family and friends. Should the load be a bit much then a cost-effective option like renting a truck and using one’s car could be explored. If it your personal home you are moving to, then insurance cost should be carefully planned to prevent any surprise cost.

Utilities

Finally, it is always best to ensure that you have cancelled all previous payment and utility bills relating to the previous house before moving. Doing this will prevent you from having to pay for electricity, water, cable and security for a house you are not using.

gas

In Conclusion, while moving can be a tedious task. By following some of the tips highlighted in this post, you can better simply the process of moving house and avoid a situation where something important has been left undone.

 

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