New Year, New Home

A new year is a great time to make a fresh start, which is why it’s one of the most popular times for people to move. However, moving home comes with plenty of challenges and more tasks than you might expect.

Things to Consider when Moving Home

Finding a home to move to and finding someone to buy your current place (if you are already a homeowner) are, of course, the biggest tasks when it comes to moving, but there is far more to think about. For example, you’ll want to consider getting your mail redirected for a period after you move. You will also need to tell your bank and other finance providers that your address has changed, together with updating your driver’s license and insurance.

Moving day itself is likely to be extremely busy so you might want to consider arranging childcare (and pet care) so that you can focus on any key decisions and unexpected challenges.

Choosing the Right Removal Company

Using a professional removal company is strongly recommended if you live in anything other than the smallest property. Otherwise, you will be faced with plenty of heavy lifting and numerous trips in a van – or hiring a more expensive larger vehicle.

Not only can a professional removals firm provide the transport and the muscle, but they will have years of expertise in lifting and moving fragile, heavy and outsized pieces. Moreover, your contents insurance is unlikely to cover any accidental breakages whereas a professional firm will carry insurance.

Firms such as Gallagher’s Removals can provide not only removals but also storage services in the event that there is a time period between moving out of your current home and moving into the new one. Always be aware of alarmingly cheap removal quotes as there are unscrupulous individuals who offer none of the security or careful treatment of your precious possessions that you should rightly expect of a professional firm.