Everything you Need to Know for your First Move
Your first move can be one of the best yet most daunting times of your life. It may be that you’ve lived in the same house all your life or that you’re just moving out of your parent’s house, whatever the reason it’s a brilliantly exciting time with so much to look forward to. All the rest of your moves will never be as exciting as this one! However, the problem with first moves is that it’s likely you have very little or no experience of the moving process and everything that it involves. There is plenty to organise but with right amount of time and research put in then it can all run smoothly and easily. Hiring a Man and Van ServiceBefore hiring a man and van service it’s very important to first research their reputation in order to get an idea of the quality of service that you’ll be receiving and whether they are worth the money you’ll be paying. A great way to do this is to ask around and get an opinion from friends, family or acquaintances about their personal experiences with removals services. That way you will get a review that you can really trust and can make an informed decision. Another great way to discover the reputation of man and van hire services is to look at reviews online, especially looking for customers whose removals needs were the same as yours. Those who get positive reviews in the kinds of things you’re looking for such as reliability, professionalism and expertise are the ones to go for. The Packing ProcessThere is so much to look at when packing and although it seems like a task that could go on forever, it really doesn’t need to be as hard as it seems. Making sure you have the correct packing materials will make a vital difference to your packing experience so ensure that you have boxes, bubble wrap, packing peanuts and labels. It’s worth taking the time to make a rough plan of how you’ll pack, what you’ll pack and when, that way when it all seems like too much you will have a schedule to refer to! A top tip from seasoned movers is to ensure that you label every box that you pack. This will make your unpacking process so much easier and so much more efficient. It’s important that the boxes are loaded and unloaded carefully to ensure that all your belongings arrive at your new house safely and securely, this is something your man and van services should be able to take care of properly. Self-Storage and SolutionsThere are so many self-storage options out there it can be hard to know which are the ones to go for. It’s important to be looking for space and location as well as price. There are good deals to be had but it’s also important to weigh them up against the actual service you’ll be receiving, how far you’ll have to travel and how much space you’ll realistically need. This is why it’s essential to make as accurate an estimation as possible of how much storage space you’ll actually need so you don’t end up paying for space you’re not actually using. With all this in mind then your first move should be a breeze. Although there does seem like there is an impossible amount to think about it’s all very doable and with the right amount of time, research and organisation gone in, then your first move can go as smoothly as that of an experienced mover!