The average American can move homes up to 12 times in their life. Needless to say, some people get used to the practice and can go with the flow easily. But for others, moving homes remains a high source of stress. Indeed, moving homes forces you to transform your routine, which can affect your emotional stability in the period following the move.
Additionally, many homeowners admit to feeling unprepared for the physical and organizational labor that comes with a house move. From planning to packing and unpacking, many are afraid of making mistakes and being unable to face the emotional challenges of the new location.
If you are a confident home mover, you may find it difficult to appreciate other people's fears. But did you know that you can support them through your home moving expertise? Indeed, you can establish a business specifically designed to support people going through the process. Here are some ideas to get you started.
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Take over the packing process
Not everyone knows how to pack smartly. As a result, they could struggle to find their belongings after the move, or even protect fragile items. Besides, packing effectively can save a ton of money when you book a storage unit or a removal truck.
So as an experienced packer, here is what you could offer to your customers:
- Personalized packing workshops
- Packing services, including boxes and full item inventory
- Packing for minimum storage use
- Packing and unpacking
Cleaning ahead of the move
There is so much stress going on through the moving process that a lot of people fall behind in their cleaning routine. You can launch a cleaning business that can help homeowners keep their interior tidy and clear. This will make it easier for the next occupants. For tenants moving out, a spotless interior is the guarantee to receive their deposit back. However, a cleaning business can be expensive when you consider equipment costs. It's worth considering starting your business as part of a franchise program. Franchise Direct has a range of cleaning franchise businesses with low investment requirements and plenty of support. Additionally, you can benefit from the brand's marketing material and know-how when you own a franchise, so you're ready to get started in the best conditions.
Plan the move for them
Moving to a new home will bring a lot of administrative changes, such as:
- Update your postal address
- Switch energy suppliers
- Manage broadband and entertainment contracts
- Inform the bank, employer, and health insurance
- Register with the local authorities and health centers
- Research best insurance packages for the new location
- Settle existing bills before leaving
With the exhaustion and stress from the move, it's not uncommon for people to forget to complete the admin changes. But they can face high costs if they fail to update their data. If you've got a head for organizing contacts and managing tasks, you can help them move into a new home and start their new life without worrying about anything.
Contrary to common belief, removal services are not the only support people need when they change location. Simple services such as packing, cleaning, and registering as new residents can be life-changing and take away the burden of moving homes.
This is a contributed post.
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