Moving house, in general, follows a predictable format. You sell your own house and purchase another, set a moving date, pack up all your belongings, switch over your utilities, redirect your mail, inform your neighbors, and head off to your new chapter. This is a simplified version of course, but it’s a general outline you can also rely on.
But what if your household and its needs fall beyond conventional wisdom? What if you live in a converted house, need to bring unique items with you, or have only a short amount of time to move in? In those conditions, you may wonder what additional tips could be helpful to you.
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Well never fear, because in this article we hope to outline some of the most essential considerations:
Prioritize & Manage Unique Fixtures
Consider the unique properties of your household and how you’ll prepare them while you’re gone. For instance, having a grate installed over a well in your garden can prevent any possible injuries while you’re gone, allowing the new family to decide what they’ll do with such a fixture.
You can hire a contractor to carefully remove a household wood burner and block up the chimney if you hope to bring it with you. The same can go for an oil-burning range, or any unique fixtures you implemented into the property yourself. Just make sure you agree in advance which fixtures are to remain with the buyer.
Use Movers Who Understand Speed & Character
Expedient movers who know how to move items on a developing timeline while also respecting the unique character of rural properties can be an ideal hire. They will help you package older items that you may need, such as a unique and older antique table, rocking horse or spinning wheel, and move with them separately so as not to damage them among all your storage.
You can also invest in storage utilities that allow for you to protect your most valuable items before you leave, allowing you to worry about those later. This can also work wonders for households containing expensive collections like art or wine libraries.
Plan Room Removal
The gung-ho approach to packing and storing your items may be a little more difficult in unique properties with many stored items. Like playing the game Tetris, you might have to select a shape and pattern before you choose another. In other words, setting a plan for how removalists can help remove and pack a room without damaging it, while making sure the unique space allotment doesn’t cause damage to possessions, is key.
It might be that in a living room, it’s the expensive items, the side furniture, the chairs and sofas, and then the smart home implements that need to be removed, in that order, lest one item damage another. This might also be the case if you live in a converted house, where planning the removal so as not to damage the older character is key.
With this advice, you’re certain to move out comfortably, despite your unique household.
This is a contributed post.
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