Moving house – what are your options?

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Moving House – What Are Your Options?

Moving house is often considered one of the most stressful things you can ever do. Whether you are just moving a up the road or to a different county there are many options to consider.

Doing It Yourself

Many people opt to move house themselves, often roping in family members and friends to help.

What you will need:

  • Strong boxes – be sure to buy lots of boxes in various sizes to accommodate all your possessions. You can sometimes ask supermarkets if they have any spare.
  • Bubble wrap or newspaper – Both are ideal for wrapping and protecting valuables.
  • Parcel Tape – to seal your boxes.
  • Marker pen – probably the most important thing, so you know what each box contains!

Doing it yourself is a great option if you are limited by budget and are moving to somewhere that is relatively close by.

There are a couple of thing you may have to consider when moving house. One is whether to hire a man with a van. Depending on whether you have your own transport or not, often hiring a van can make the whole moving process a lot easier. Let’s face it you can fit more in a van than a car! Vans are available in a variety of sizes from small to 7.5 ton and can often be hired for as little as £55 per day. If you’re looking for to hire a moving service consider this recommended man with a van in Manchester.

However the only downside to moving house yourself is if you break or damage anything during transit to you new abode you will only have yourself to blame.

Hire the Professionals

If you want somebody else to deal with all the stress of moving house by hiring a professional removal company. Whether you’re looking for removals in Bristol or removals in Warrington, there are many local as well as internationally recognised removal companies out there; the only restriction is your budget.

As part of the removal service, most companies will pack and unpack your items for you at no extra cost.

There are often many factors that influence a moving date. It could be due to a leasing agreement, contract completion dates, work schedules or family commitments.  A good removal company should always work around your schedule and help you when problems arise.

What to do if the property you are moving to isn’t ready?

One common factor that often appears when moving house is that the property you are moving to is not complete (especially if a new build).  This can often prevent you from moving in straight away. This could be serious problem; however, many removal companies also offer a storage service that can help if this situation occurs.

At the end of the day the choice is yours, the only thing I would say is if you are limited by time and money then it is probably best to move yourself.  If you prefer to let someone else deal with the stress of moving then you should definitely hire a local removals company.


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