4 things most first-time movers always forget

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can put yourself through and in truth, these reports aren’t wrong. Putting the finances aside, moving years-worth of belongings is easier said than done and can drive even the calmest person around the wall.

We’re by no means suggesting that there is a quick fix around this, and by the end of this article you are suddenly going to be able to guard against all of the turmoil about moving.
Instead, we’re going to look at some areas which are nearly always forgotten about. If you can at least add these to your to-do list, you’ll make the process of moving so much easier for yourself.

Storing your belongings

In truth, this is something that isn’t going to apply for everyone and if you are in the fortunate position of arranging a simple move from A to B without any sort of crossover, you can probably skip to the next section.

This is a luxury that isn’t afforded to everyone though. A lot of people are lumbered with at least some temporary accommodation, and this is where storage in London services enter the picture. These can be absolutely invaluable, especially for your mind, and allow you to make your move in the sound knowledge that your belongings are safe as you get your house in order. If you can arrange sufficiently in advance, you’ll be surprised at what it does for your sanity.

The removal guys

We’ve called them the “removal guys”, but in truth it no longer has to be like this. Van rentals are no so common that a lot of people are opting for a DIY approach, and saving money that way.

Regardless of the route you select, our message here is to make sure that this is one of the first things you arrange as soon as contracts are exchanged. Realizing that there are no vehicles or services in the area on your moving day is one of the worst things that can happen – yet it does occur on a regular basis.

Switch your utilities in good time

Even if you’ve perfected the art of moving belongings, what about those non-tangible things? We’re talking about utilities and the annoyance of realizing that you don’t have any plans in place when you do move.

The telephone line and internet is one of the worst in this regard, as it often takes weeks to set up. Make sure you’re on the phone arranging this as soon as you know a moving date – or your 4G data plan is going to take a serious hit.

Let everyone know you’re moving

No, we’re not talking about friends and family, but all of the companies and correspondents that are probably going to be writing to you as usual.

Again, it’s one of those issues that often slips under the net, but simply informing everyone that you have a new address, or arranging it through the postal service, can save invaluable time and sanity as your move progresses.

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.

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