Moving home guide

Moving home is one of the most stressful things. And most people feel so overwhelmed they don’t know even where to start. Use this moving home guide to make your move go a little smoother and a little easier.

Decide where you want to live

The first thing when it comes to moving is that you need to know how to do proper research when moving. When looking for the best place to live, you should consider everything that makes up your home and community. Everything that goes into creating that ideal place for you and your family. So decide which country, city and neighborhood you want to live in.

Man thinking about moving home
Be smart when choosing the place to live.

Who to tell

This is the most tedious part of moving home. You should create a checklist of people that you need to notify about the moving, so you don’t forget someone. Most important are banks, credit and store cards, pension and share providers, insurance companies. Then loan providers, council tax, employers, schools, your cable provider, and your doctor. Remember to organize switching off your phone line, internet connection, and all your utilities.

Hire a mover or move by yourself

This question troubles all the people who are moving home. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on numerous factors. Such as time, money, difficulty and complexity of the move. If you’re moving across town, a self-move may make more sense than if you’re moving across the country. Still, to ensure you’re making the best decision, it’s a good idea to weigh all options.

Hire the best moving company

If you want to hire a moving company, get at least three written quotes from established removal firms. Ideally using personal recommendations. Ensure movers are members of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA). Or if they have a USDOT number. All legitimate movers will have it ready for you if you ask for it. You should consider All Day Junk.
Don’t assume the cheapest is best. A lot of people do. They see removals as an unskilled job, but there are lots of risks involved.

Set up a budget for moving home

After you’ve made your decision about how you’re going to move your things, either hiring a company or by moving it yourself, the next step is to set up a moving budget. It’s an important step to keep you on track financially and to know how much your moving home will end up costing you.

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Calculate your budget when moving home.

Packing up

If you’re doing your own packing you need to know how to pack your boxes like a pro. And make sure you give yourself plenty of time. At least six weeks before your move date and plan carefully. Careful planning and packing will save you time and money. So, collect packing materials and start room by room.¬†Also, moving home is the perfect place to get rid of some items that you’re no longer using. You can donate or sell them, and earn some extra money.
Even though you think your moving home is over once the movers have left and the last box has been brought in from the truck. But don’t relax just yet, there’s still a lot of stuff to do.