10 Things No One Tells You about Moving

There are many things that you should keep in mind when it comes to removals. Relocation could be challenging and surprising if you have never done it before. There are some facts about the whole process that stay hidden and nobody talks about. Take a look at this list to be well prepared.

  1. Relocation is not as easy as it seems to be

Yes, that is true. You think that there is no big deal in changing your home or office, but you are deeply mistaken. It can make you nervous and very worried, because of the pressure that you will have on your mind. Moving furniture can be a really nerve-wrecking challenge for both you and your family or friends. There is a lot of to think of. Thoughts about how to move the heavy sofa without scratching the walls or taking the king size bed apart will be occupying your thoughts day and night.

  1. Removal companies

Such kinds of services seem expensive and unnecessary, but this is the only way to cope with the removal without any mental or physical consequences to you. These companies have their own movers and vans, which make things very easy for you. You do not need to think of where to find a man and a van, because the moving company has already taken that into consideration. And the most important thing – their service is not as expensive as it may seem. The variety of companies offering removal services gives you the opportunity to search for an alternative for cheap removals.

  1. Moving checklist

If you expect someone to do that for you, you should better quit. The only person who knows their own items and furniture are you. So, take that into consideration and very clearly and carefully prepare your moving checklist.

  1. Missing items

Sometimes it happens. There is no one to blame. Removals are not as easy as they seem. Moreover, when speaking of moving in big cities such as London, for example, the loss of items or damages is not uncommon. But with a good company on board, the chances for such occurrences are brought down to a minimum.

  1. Home sickness

You should be prepared for that feeling, missing home, friends, family, the old neighbourhood, etc. No one said it would be easy to adapt or find new people to communicate with, but you will have the chance to meet new people and make new friendships. Be positive and find the best way to cope with home sickness.

  1. Consider spaces

Everyone knows that spaces free of furniture and equipment look huge. However, it is not always so. When you move in, you will soon realize that your new apartment or office is not as big as when you first saw it. So, try not to get depressed once you move in.

  1. Get used to get lost

Moving into a new home always goes together with the new area. You should think of new ways to reach your workplace. That means that you have to do some research in advance – take public transport schedules and shortcuts into consideration. Every neighbourhood has its hidden clues – ask people who live nearby about directions.

  1. How about the pets?

You have a pet! That’s great. Have you ever thought about its feelings? For example cats are known for their great affection to both people and places. Do you think a cat will easily learn how to find its way around in the new home? You should get prepared for some not so nice surprises.

  1. Social life

It will be hard for you to blend in. People will start staring at you with so many questions in their eyes. You need to smile a lot. Show how polite you can be. Neighbours should like you, so that you can feel your new place a real home.

  1. Time cures

First, when you are packing your things, you will think that time goes by really slowly. It is not like that though. Time passes very fast and has the amazing ability to erase the memories of every bad experience. As time goes by, you will forget the nightmare of moving out and moving into a new place.

Heather Roberts - Guest contributor

Heather Roberts is a freelance guest blogger from London, UK. She has got many published articles on various topics such as home maintenance, garden and lawn care etc. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she also tries to live an eco-friendly life.