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Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Danny and I am here to tell you to GET A MOVE ON. I'm not being rude. I am just trying to give you some great tips on how to move your stuff when you need to move house. I have moved house 8 times in the last 4 years, so when it comes to packing, moving and storing stuff, I know a thing or two. I was a complete novice when I started out but having hired some of the best moving and storage contractors in the country, I have learnt from the best. I hope you like my blog.


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Considerations When Executing A Local Move

Hazel Bailey

Executing a local move seems like an easy task for most people. Nevertheless, the process is not as straightforward as many would presume. Below is an interesting piece on streamlining the local moving process. 

Assess Your Items

Assess your items to determine what will move from your premises to the new home. The best approach would be to create an inventory. Review the checklist and categorise the items to determine your essentials and clutter. If possible, dispose of items you no longer need to cut the moving costs and raise cash to fund the move. For example, you might sell old furniture and clothes during an estate sale. You could also sell workshop equipment, appliances, home fixtures, and decorations you might not need in your new residence. 

Your assessment also helps you determine the need for specialised equipment as you move to your new residence. For example, you might need to rent a trailer to transport your ATV, sports bike, or boat. You could also hire a secure transport service to move expensive art, confidential documents, cash, and jewellery. 

Consider Removal Services 

Hiring a removal service can significantly ease a local move. Experienced removalists provide clients with various moving packages to suit their moving budget. For instance, you could opt for a comprehensive package where the removalist conducts all moving tasks, including packing, loading, and arranging items in your new home. If you opt for backloading, the removalist only offers transport services to the new residence. Therefore, you will have to pack and arrange your items. You could also opt for a self-move. In this case, you lease a moving van and equipment from your removalist and execute the move. 

It is always wise to vet your removalist. Start by assessing their services and reputation to determine whether they provide quality services. Check the removalist's conditions. For example, when are they available? What are your obligations after signing the moving contract? Does the removalist guarantee that your items will safely arrive at your premises? What insurance coverage does the removalist have? These assessments play a critical role in determining whether the removalist is the right fit. Further, check the removalist's price points and discount policies. For example, most professionals give first-time customers or referral discounts to build their reputation and improve customer loyalty. They also offer seasonal discounts and price cuts to clients who make an early booking. 

When planning a local move, create an inventory, determine the need for specialised services, and consider removal services. For more information, contact local removal services.