Even if you’re looking forward to moving into a new home, it is still a stressful experience.
First of all, you have had to sell your own home and look for another one, all the while hoping that everything will come together at the same time so that you can move out of one home and straight into the other on the same day.
Whatever distance you are moving, you will need the services of a good removal firm. A professional and experienced company are more likely to treat your possessions carefully and provide a better service. If you use someone just because they have a large van, then you might not get the same level of service or professionalism.
Making sure you are organized and have used a good lawyer, a real estate company with a good reputation and a professional removal firm, will make the whole experience easier and less stressful.
Make sure all your boxes are labeled clearly and don’t forget to bubble wrap delicate items and to keep them at the top. Boxes, tape and bubble wrap can be bought from your nearest UPS store, have a look online and find out if there’s an outlet near you.
Another really important thing you should do is make an emergency box. Hopefully, nothing will go wrong, but it’s best to be organized and to avoid disasters. The emergency box can be used if you can’t move into your home immediately, or in cases where your home isn’t ready to be lived in.
Here are some suggestions for your box:
- A small pan for heating water or milk or a kettle
- Tea, coffee, milk and water
- A hot water bottle if you move during the winter
- Nightwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, a comb and a hairbrush
- Spare bottles, nappies, dummies and cuddly toys if you have children
- A bottle opener, you might need a drink!
- Cutlery, takeaway containers, and plates
- Candles and lighters
- Change of undies for the morning
- Headache tablets and the medicine you use if the kids are ill.
- Wet wipes
- Phone chargers
It’s not likely that something will go wrong, but you will be glad you packed this box if it does!
The worst-case scenario is something goes wrong with the money transfer, payday isn’t for another week and you find yourself homeless for a day or two. Don’t panic, have a look at options like payday loans. Applying is easy – just get online, register and apply by filling in a short form. If you’re approved, the money can be in your bank in 15 minutes. Just please, please, please only apply if you have no other options available. Interest rates are very high and payments must be paid back quickly.
After that, the removal company can arrange storage for your furniture, and you can look for a hotel without worrying how to pay the bill. Normally this kind of blip only take a day to sort out and before you know it, you’ll be in your new home and unpacking what seems like a million boxes.