Advice when Moving home in Manchester
When you get a new house in Manchester, 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. Plus how your life there will play out. You will also have a lot of inconvenience and 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. 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 into “moving day”. Do it right and moving day will just be less 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 mail. Change over and record your utilities. Plus buying the necessary packing supplies ready for packing up all your belongings in boxes. Moving day, and the few days afterwards will be easier if your packing is well organised. The unpacking, will really be the easy part of a move. Good preparation is key to ensuring that everything goes smoothly. It might take you 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.
Plan your move
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 supplies and have them delivered. It will cost you a surprising amount of money, not a huge amount, just a surprising figure. You can limit this additional cost by obtaining boxes for free. Go to local shops and 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 shops. Sure, your local corner shop 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 make sure that everything will fit in where it is supposed to. Do not assume furniture will fit in your new home. 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 side 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. Manchesters is a vibrant place with lots of removal companies its buzzing.
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’s just depressing the amount of little jobs that need doing. All necessary jobs and little chores though. So while packing ensure you sort out what belongings are supposed to be where so you don’t end up in chaos. Planning pays so be organised and categorise 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 take the time to prepare for moving home in Manchester, then moving in and unpacking shouldn’t be to 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!