Moving home is an exciting time. It is a time that brings in new beginnings. It is a time that ignites the start of a new era. But, as exciting a time as moving home is, it is still a stressful time. But, you can ease these stresses the next time you come to moving home (if you ever do) by simply asking for help from others. Now, these ‘others’ could be people you know, or they could be helpful moving services. Just know that, no matter who they are, you should take the help that they offer! To find out exactly who can help you with your home moves, make sure to read on.
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This is what happens when you try to move home alone. Image source
Ask for professional help when surveying your new property
If you don’t survey and inspect the property you are proposed to move into, how can you know for sure that it is up to the standards you think it is or need it to be? Simply, without surveying your prospective property, you can not know these things. So, get it surveyed and, more to the point, get it surveyed professionally so that you can be sure nothing is missed or overlooked during the inspection.
When you have your new property professionally surveyed you will be able to be sure that you are getting good value for the money and you are not being overcharged or ripped off in anyway. For instance, if there were issues with rising dampness in your new home that you did not notice or were not told about, you would have to spend your money in fixing the issues once you’d moved into the home as it would then officially and legally be your problem. And, you don't want issues like that to arise, do you?
You may need help when it comes to storage… so ask for it
Sometimes, home moves can drag on and on and on and on — they can ever drag on after you've actually signed the deeds away to your current home or you've been asked to move out of your current rented accommodation. When this particular circumstance arises, headaches will arise too. Where do I store my worldly belongings? Where do I sleep whilst I wait for my new home to be ready to move into? These are just some of the things you would be asking yourself if you were ever faced with such a circumstance.
But, you can answer these questions yourself simply by asking for help from others in regards to them. For instance, when it comes to figuring out where you would store all of your worldly belongings during the transitional period of moving from one home to the next, simply get in touch with a storage facility who would be more than happy to help you (for a price). And, when searching for the perfect storage facility to store your belongings in, make sure to remember to do a number of things: make sure to pick one that is near enough to your new home destination that you won’t have to transport your goods too far; make sure to pick one that is big enough to store all of you belongings in; and make sure you pick one that is climate controlled. When you remember to make sure all of these points are covered you will be able to be sure that your belongings will not be damaged at any point during or immediately after their time in storage.
And, even more importantly, you’re going to need to find someone that is willing to store you. Now, this could mean checking yourself into a hotel or other sort of paid accommodation if your transitional period between homes is not too long (say, a week). But, if you are expected to be without a place to stay for an extended period of time, then you'd simply have to ask for help from a family member or a friend. And, whether this means paying them rent and sleeping on their sofa or staying for free and having your very bed, take any offer you can get! If you don’t, who knows where you might end up.
Ask for help when it comes to the packing and transporting
Packing and transporting is, of course, something that has to take place when you move home — the alternative is you moving to your new home and leaving everything you own behind in your old one, and you wouldn’t do that, would you? No, so you need to pack everything up and then transport it safely. And, you should most certainly ask for help when it comes to doing these things.
First of all, you should ask your family members and friends to help you pack all of your worldly belongings up. When you do so you will get all of the packing done in less than half the time it would take you to do it by yourself. What’s more, you'd have the chance to spend some time with your loved ones and relive old memories as you come across things from the past that neither of you have seen for years as you unearth them in your attic. So, it’s a win-win, really, isn’t it?
And, you should see if your loved ones’ gestures of kindness will extend themselves to helping you transport your goods, too. You should do so because it will save you on having to do journeys back and forth from your old home to your new and back again and then back again. And then, if your worldly belongings won't even fit in the two or more cars you have working on your side and transporting your goods for you, then you're going to need to get in touch with a reputable and professional moving company.
So, as you can see, there are plenty of people and services out there that are willing and waiting to help your next home move be as stress free and as easy as can be. So, now it’s down to you to remember this and to take the advice above and to not attempt to move home alone!
And, something else that you should remember are the commonly forgotten charges when budgeting for a home move that can be found here.
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