Hello My Lovelies,
As some of you would be aware, I have been straying from my usual topic of parenting and bitching about my kids and writing about things related to property (I do still plan to write about parent related topics, I’m just broadening my horizons :)). Before I had my first set of twins, I had worked in Real Estate for 12 years and I have a keen interest in all things property. I worked as a Property Manager which meant I dealt with people moving into and out of houses on a daily basis. I thought I would write this piece to assist people who are moving home because I know what a huge task it is and how stressful it can be and hopefully there are some hints that will help your move and transition easier 🙂
We all know that moving house can be a pain in the bum at the best of times but not all moves are the same. It might be that you have a lot of business and home office materials to move, or a collection of highly-valued goods, bone china or breakables. You may have many family members moving with you, or perhaps you need to ensure the security of your new home before moving in.
Not all house moves are the same, and that means not all house services you employ should be considered equally. We often think of moving homes as transitioning the anchor of our lives from one place to another, and this is 100% correct. We want all of our belongings to be moved and displayed as they were in our previous home, to make it feel like home.
We often neglect to keep in mind that the transition period means the anchor of your life itself is in motion between two points. For that reason, we might want to exercise more planning than we usually do, especially if the stakes are just that little bit higher.
With the following advice, you may find better luck moving keeping your requirements in mind:
Find a local furniture removalist than can be flexible to your schedule. This might mean helping you move priceless belongings, very heavy furniture or potentially helping you do so in incremental stages over a couple of weeks. Specialists like this might be able to offer custom packaging options, apply more workers to the task to help you lift the items securely, or simply listen to your requirements and try their best to help you.
Removalists have seen all manner of houses and jobs, and if you choose the right one they are likely to listen to your needs, and give you the service you will be paying for.
If you have a relatively high-profile collection, or you’re high-profile yourself (??!!), or you’re moving to an area that might not be the most secure abroad, it can pay to hire security to help you through this process. This doesn’t have to be anything dramatic that you would see in a movie, with the secret service patrolling the entire suburb, but one person helping to navigate you or your belongings to the new environment might be a good choice, depending on what kind of situation yours is.
It can sometimes be extremely worthwhile to consider the scope of a home move, and what awaits you once you do move. Sometimes it might be that you or somebody in your family requires certain health equipment to be ready to work immediately, or certain conditions met for an elderly relative or a pet, or perhaps you wish to implement a service in the new home that should start from day one, such as the means to care for your collection of beautiful fish in the new pond. Those with koi ponds will know this struggle.
Investing in the use of specialist services can help you to ensure these needs are met in a sustainable manner from the offset. Spend well, and the specialists here should ensure your home is fully functional before you arrive.
With these tips, you’re sure to move house well, good luck ?
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