Moving house is acknowledged as one of the most stressful experiences of all, and for many reasons! There is simply so much to do, so much to think about, and then there’s the physical element of getting everything you own from one place to another. Even if it is your first move and you don’t have a lot to shift, it can still be a tome of anguish and anger, and even the most carefully-planned house moves can go awry surprisingly easily!
Things get even more difficult when you have young children in the house. You need to make sure they are not overlooked – and kept out of the way – on the day of the move, but in the run-up to moving you also have to consider the best way to keep kids happy and not upset their routine. For example, you might be throwing away some of their older toys or belongings, and the key to doing this without upset is to wait until they are asleep!
What can you do to make sure everything goes to plan? Well, we found a great page with some childproof moving tips, and we have some more ideas for you to check out. Let’s have a closer look!
DIY or Professional?
Consider your options: you can hire a van, get some friends around to help you move the heavy stuff, and move yourself. Pack everything in boxes beforehand and you make it a lot easier, too. This is a solution that will work if you are moving into your first home or, for example, you live on your own or are a couple without much in the way of household furniture. For a family, however, with a full house of furniture and all that comes with the kids, it’s not the best way to ensure a trouble-free move.
If you want to get your move underway and done smoothly and with not trouble, why not get the experts in to do the job for you? There are plenty of companies offering top class moving services and solutions in and around the Birmingham, Alabama region, who have many years of experience and have helped many satisfied customers move house without a hitch – and they have the knowledge to get you into your new home quickly and without a problem. Choosing the right service is easy too! You can follow this guide, but in general just be sure the company meets the following criteria:
- State licensing and insurance
- A good history of positive reviews on Google
- A truck or van that’s large enough to meet your needs
If you’re just moving an apartment, a van may do but larger homes above 3 bedrooms may require a full-sized box truck.
A professional team will ensure your precious goods and furnishings are treated with care, will be covered by a good insurance policy, and will perform their duty in a friendly and caring fashion, with due attention to detail in every aspect of the job. Meanwhile, you can sit back and deal with the minor parts of the job, keep the kids occupied and out of the way, and make sure that everything is in place for the guys doing the job – and make them the odd cup of tea here and there!
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