Moving house is a long, difficult slog. It involves mess and fuss at every level, and the whole process is, more often than not, persistently dogged by stress, second guessing and anxiety about the size of carpets, lounge suites and other appliances and items of furniture being transferred from the old location to new.
In order to minimise removal and new-property-related trauma, it is necessary that both buyers and sellers obtain the services of reputable property administrators. Those looking to build from scratch or perform renovations need to look around for a certified property surveyor, and in any instance of property purchase, a reliable and well-qualified conveyancer is a must.
Once legal hurdles have been cleared, deeds and titles transferred and the new owners have begun to day-dream about future remodelling, it’s time to begin looking into removal companies. Prospective buyers are warned not to let themselves get caught up in the romance of a new home before actually settling down. In other words, don’t send out save the date cards, magnets and postcards with the time and location of the housewarming party, until the house is quite ready to receive guests!
It is important to be selective and above all, prepared, when looking for a removal company. After all, these are the people who will responsible for all the new homeowner’s most treasured possessions as are transported at high speed from their old location to the new.
Finally, domestic admin needs to be dealt with before the moving process really gets under way. In order to minimise fuss, make sure that household subscriptions are aware of the new address, that dental, veterinary and doctors’ surgeries have been notified of the change, and that transfer letters from school are ready to be processed in the new location.