5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself before Moving Home
House moving can be interesting but also quite challenging. It is exciting to move to a new home but it is also tricky doing the actual removal. There are several questions you need to ask yourself before making the decision to move house. Give answers to these questions to make the whole process easier. Below are five questions to help you start:
1. What amount of load do I have?
Knowing the amount of work ahead of you is very important when moving home. The amount of stuff you have helps you a lot, especially in the planning aspect of your home moving exercise. For instance, by knowing the load that you have, you’ll plan better on means of moving to employ, the time required for moving and the costs you’re likely to incur. The costs are usually determined by the distance you’ll cover from your current home to the new one, type of removal company you need and the number of vans or number of trips a van shall make before completing the house removal. The amount of stuff usually entails both the items on transit and those being got rid of. In most cases, you will need a waste removal company to help you dispose of your unwanted items.
2. Do I have access to reliable removal services?
House moving is a very tiring experience especially if you’re doing it yourself. No one wants to go through the hustle of packing, transporting and unpacking stuff. To avoid this, you should consider hiring a professional removal company and waste disposal team. These two are considered different. For instance, the movers are involved in transporting your stuff from your old home to the new one. On the other hand, the waste disposal firm will help you dispose of unwanted items; items you wouldn't usually like to take from your old home. Therefore, before moving to a new home, ask yourself whether you will be able hire reliable companies, and at what cost. You have to budget well for the two.
3. Who will I involve in the home moving process?
Moving isn’t just about transporting items from one home to the other, there are other factors you have to consider. First, you have to consider the safety of your items, both against theft and physical damage. Second, you have to assess if the removal company has proper documentation. Considering the reputation of any candidate company before hiring them is important in ensuring things go as planned. Removal companies should also be able to observe time in whatever they do, besides giving you or any of their customers enough respect. These are factors most people don’t consider important before hiring removal services, but sometimes extra caution doesn’t hurt.
4. What services do the movers offer?
Moving services should include disassembling furniture, packing properly, labelling boxes, loading the vans, transporting, unloading the vans and unpacking and reassembling furniture. Remember, the more the services, the less the hustle for you. Some companies may also offer cleaning services for the new home. These services should also be accompanied by great care for your items. Waste removal services mainly include collecting and disposing of items. But wait, you have to ensure any company that offers you the waste clearance services disclose their intended process of disposing of your unwanted stuff. Ask them to clarify if they will recycle your items. You can also ask them to share the measures they've put in place to ensure your unwanted stuff don't get into the wrong hands. The bottom line is, the services being offered by both companies should be satisfactory.
5. What area am I moving to?
Much as you want to move to a different home, the location is important. Are the facilities and resources you require available in your target home area? How is the security of that area? How accessible is the place? Does the new location meet your needs? Accessibility matters when it comes to moving. A moving company will not wish to have a hard time moving your home. They are already making moving house easier. In return, they should also feel like their preferences are being considered.