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Home Moving Services - Taking The Stress Out Of Moving House

Updated on July 12, 2010

You have just spent months searching for the perfect property. You have been lucky enough to find exactly what you want and it is within your budget. The price has been agreed with the seller, your mortgage has been approved and your property broker and lawyer have sorted out all the necessary paperwork.

All that is left to do now is to pack up all your precious belongings and to move to your new place.

If you get yourself organised from the very beginning you should be able to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Create a moving home checklist and write down in order everything that needs to be done.

Now you need to choose how to move your belongings from one place to another. There are basically two different options.

Moving home can be stressful
Moving home can be stressful
  • Hire A Van And Do It Yourself Move
  • Hire The Professionals

Hire A Van And Do It Yourself Move

You can choose to take on the responsibility of moving all of your furniture from one location to the other by yourself. This will most probably involve hiring a van and getting friends and family to help you to load up everything and to make multiple trips back and forth. This can work out to be the cheaper option if you get everything planned in advance and the distance is not too far.

Hire The Professionals

The alternative choice is to choose to hire one of the home moving services available. They will take the responsibility of moving everything for you. Some companies will leave you with boxes so that you can empty the contents of your house as you would like. Once you have labelled the location for the boxes, they will collect everything and place them in the appropriate rooms at your new home.

Other companies offer the complete removal service where they come and empty all your cupboards and shelves of everything. They label all your items and ensure that they get to their destination in one piece. This service will cost a lot more money but it could be worth it if you want to guarantee a stress free and hassle free move. You can basically sit back and let others do the work for you. Just make sure you keep everyone supplied with teas and coffees.

If you do decide to hire a furniture removals company, make sure you are using a reputable one.  You want to be certain that they are professionals and that they have all the necessary insurances to cover your property while in transit. If they do not offer this as part of their service, get in touch with your contents insurance provider to find out if you are already covered by your policy.  If you are not, find out how to get this extra cover and definitely pay for it.  You never know what might happen to your belongings once they leave your home.  It is so much better to have peace of mind.

Home moving services will take the stress out of moving house
Home moving services will take the stress out of moving house

Start Looking For Removal Companies or Van Hire Companies Online

A good place to start your research is to go online. If you are moving from one town to another it may be a good idea to look at firms based in both locations so that you can compare prices.

If you decide to do it yourself, get the biggest van that you can drive and try to estimate correctly how long you will need it for.

If you use one of the home moving services available, see if you can check references so that you will feel confident of a good service.

Happy Moving.


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