What to Know if you are Thinking of Moving House
Moving is one of the most stressful processes you can experience in day-to-day life.
14:30 14 October 2021
It requires a huge amount of time, money, effort, and effective organisation. Therefore, it is not a decision to be taken lightly.
The true cost of moving will depend entirely on how large your house is, how many items you are transporting and how far you are moving. Despite this, there are certain factors that are important to consider regardless of your specific circumstances. These include considering whether you will need to hire a specialist delivery service to transfer your bulkier items, deciding how much of your existing furniture you want to transport, as well as more domestic issues such as thinking about the possible disruption to your personal life and work life. The latter can be a huge concern for those that run their own businesses.
This is what you need to know if you are thinking about moving house:
You may need to use a specialist delivery service to transfer your heavier items
One of the most crucial parts of any house move is, of course, the transportation process.
You may find that you want to transport many of your smaller items of furniture yourself, which can save money on expensive removal fees. Alternatively, you may want to leave most of the work to a removal company, especially if you are busy with work or have a family to look after.
However, if you want to move long distance and have many goods to move, such as products for your business, getting your hand on some pallets and securing them by strapping or using shrink wrap plastic film could be key. Get in touch with a UK Pallet Delivery service to transport your goods from one location to another. This may be the preferred option for you because, while traditional couriers are usually pricey, a pallet shipping service can be both an easier and cheaper way of transporting heavy items.
Be ruthless when deciding whether to keep old furniture
If you want to move house, then you need to be ruthless with the possessions you want to keep. Everyone has a tendency to hoard furniture because it is expensive, and particular items may hold a sentimental value. However, unless you are upscaling to a larger property and desperately need to fill it, you should think long and hard before transporting furniture you don’t really need.
This is especially true if the furniture does not suit the aesthetic of the property you are moving to. For example, if you are moving from a traditional-looking home to a minimalist modern property, your old furniture will look out of place. It is arguably cheaper and easier to sell your old furniture, save on transportation costs and buy new items once you move house.
Think about the possible disruption to your work and family life
One of the most difficult parts of any house move is the disruption it can cause to both your personal and work lives. There is no getting around the fact that the extra workload and stress will put a strain on other parts of your life, so it is important to take steps to prevent the burden from becoming too much.
If you have a family, sit down with them and openly discuss the move - it will help you keep everyone in the loop and prevent any miscommunication or fall-outs. If you run a business, then take time off work – running a business while trying to move means you can’t put your focus entirely on one thing or the other, meaning stress will mount on you, and things could go wrong.