Advice when Moving home in Manchester
When you get a new house, you go through a whole tumult of emotions; excitement (new house is a new adventure), elation (the new house is great), pride (the feeling that comes with knowing you can afford a new house), nervousness (most people don’t like to admit it but there is a little fear and nervousness of what our new neighbourhood will be like and how your life there will play out) and well, a lot of annoyance when you consider that you have to pack up all your stuff and move to a new house. Moving can be very difficult and stressful and if you LIKE the process of moving; you’re the only one in the world. In this article, we will be offering you tips to make the process of moving less difficult and cumbersome.
The first thing to consider of course is the preparation you put in for “moving day” do it right and moving day will just be stressful, not frustrating and never ending. There are a lot of things to do when preparing to move, you have to set up a system for forwarding your mails, change over your utilities, find packing supplies etcetera. Moving day, and the few days after ward when you’ll be unpacking, is really the easy part of a move. Good preparation is key to ensuring that everything goes smoothly. It might take your time and seem more detailed than a move should warrant, but a good preparation plan will make your move a lot simpler and less stressful.
Before making the move, you should find out all the utilities that you are responsible for and make the necessary transfers. The earlier you call for this service the better because some utility companies will not make it out to you if you call them on short notice. Another option available to you is to fill out your change of address form on line. If you do fill out a change of address form on line, you need to ensure that the credit card you use as your billing address contains your current address, because this is how the postal service will verify your request.
Moving involves using quite a number of packing supplies, boxes, tapes, and the likes. It will be relatively easy to buy these things but it will cost you a surprising amount of money, not a huge amount, just a surprising figure. You can limit this additional cost by figuring out places where you can get boxes for free. The best places to go for free boxes, contrary to popular opinion is not actually retail stores but furniture stores. Sure, your local retailer may be able to provide you with some used boxes for free but a furniture store will offer you a larger range of sizes and varieties of boxes. Make sure you call the furniture store up at least a week before you’re ready to start moving. The furniture company probably does not dispose of boxes on a daily basis. Another way to get free boxes is getting the boxes from your friends if they are moving before you. Depending on where you work, you could also get boxes from the office or ask a friend to help you get boxes from their office. Don’t be shy to ask for boxes, everyone moves eventually so most people will be nice about it.
Take time out to properly measure your new place to sure that everything will fit in where it is supposed to, do not assume. The next step is to get a moving company. You might be tempted to save cost by going the DIY route, but let’s face it, these guys are pro’s for a reason. They handle all you’re moving with a minimum of stress on your sides and are really not that expensive. When selecting the removal company, ensure you do your due diligence and select a company with a stellar reputation.
Packing is often the least favourite part of moving, it is time consuming and remembering that you’ll have to unpack in a few days? It just depresses me. It is necessary though, so while packing ensure you sort out what belongings are supposed to be where so you don’t end up in chaos. It pays to be organised so categorize everything. It’s okay to be a little neurotic about ensuring that everything is in its place, better a little neurosis now than chugging aspirins to fight a stress induced headache later.
If you took the time to prepare for your move, then moving in and unpacking shouldn’t be difficult. Of course you still have unpacking all those boxes to look forward to but hey, you’re all moved into your new house. The processes around packing, moving and unpacking can be daunting so feel free to have friends help you out. Even superman had help moving to Earth!