Moving house anywhere can be a difficult task fraught with potential problems. Moving to a new part of London can be even more difficult. With heavy traffic and high costs posing a potential financial and logistical nightmare.
If you’re moving to a new part of London, be it for work or any other reason, there are a number of things that you’ll need to consider. Check out our guide with some top tips to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.
Move Possessions Ahead Of Time before moving to a new part of London
Packing is one of the most time-consuming parts of moving home. If it needs to be done in a rush, it can soon turn into a total nightmare. Reduce the risk of a packing catastrophe by getting a head start. This can be done before you have even secured a new place to stay with the use of an external storage unit.
Moving some of your less essential possessions to a storage unit can get them out of the way and allow you to streamline the packing process. Check out Safestore London, you’ll find a range of unit options in a number of locations. Store your stuff there and make your move a piece of cake.
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Compare Different Areas
London is a massive city made up of several areas and neighbourhoods, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. While the reason for your move to a new part of London can often dictate where you end up, take the time to carefully study and compare your options, this will ensure you make the right move and secure somewhere suitable for you.
Check an areas transport links, local amenities, and available services. Areas can differ greatly in terms of shops, things to do, and places to go, so make sure you are aware of what an area offers before you decide to move there.
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Hire a professional moving company
If the stress of moving to a new part of London gets too much or you really don’t have the time to organise your house move, then you should definitely consider hiring a professional organiser who can take care of everything from start to finish simply handing over the keys to your new home. Services can include decluttering and packing your current house, to overseeing the movers, unpacking and organising your new home.
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Do You Need A Removal Van?
If you have a lot of possessions or large, cumbersome furniture, chances are you’re going to need to hire a removal company. Removal companies can be expensive, so ensure you compare quotes from different companies to get the best deal.
If you stay in a small flat when moving to a new part of London, and don’t have a lot of things, hiring a removal company might not be necessary. Check local listings for ‘man with a van’ services, these can be far cheaper and more practical than removal companies and are better suited for moving a few possessions or small pieces of furniture.
Better yet, if you have a friend or family member with a car, ask if they’d be willing to help you move. This will often need to be done in a number of trips but is by far the cheapest and most hassle-free option.
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Stick To A Budget
Moving house can incur a lot of costs, with these adding up to what can become an incredibly expensive venture. Draw up a budget ahead of time to ensure you are not spending beyond your means. You’ll need consider the price of your new home first of all, including rent and utility bills, but also account for the price of moving your things as well.
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To Sum Up
Moving can be a stressful time that can cause people a lot of undue anxiety. Don’t let the move get you down, with the proper planning and preparation it can actually be a relatively stress-free situation. Move some of your possessions ahead of time, analyse and compare different areas, consider removal companies, and stick to a budget. Following these tips will ensure your move goes as smoothly as it can.
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