Moving Away From Home For The First Time
If you’re moving away from home for the first time, whether to university or to another town or city to work, then unless your parents are taking you from A to B, it would be a good idea to hire a small removal firm to do the job cheaply and easily. When moving away to university, you aren’t going to need as many of your belongings as you maybe first think. It’s an easy misconception to make to think that you need to take everything you own with you. Take note of what you actually use before you move home and then you’ll know what sort of amount to tell the removal company when you call them for a moving quote. Don’t just settle for the first removal quote that you hear. It’s easy to be convinced over the phone that it’s the best option you have to use a particular company, but be strong and tell them politely that you will call them back later if you need to. Shop around extensively, because if you’re a stu-dent money is precious and needs to be looked after carefully. If you’re moving to student accom-modation which is a long way away, it’s best not to rent your own moving truck and drive there. Be-ing on the road for a long time in a vehicle which you aren’t used to driving is definitely an unnec-essary stress best avoided.Have a look online at a few removal checklists, these are all over the place and often include help-ful guidelines which can make you remember to pack some things which you would otherwise for-get. Online there are also checklists especially for students, which contain advice about the essen-tial items to pack. Decide if you think you will need a packing service to get yourself underway. They can be invaluable if you are taking things like computers and televisions, because these items are so easily badly packed and, unfortunately, regularly end up being broken if they aren’t taken care of professionally. The last thing you want amid the excitement of leaving home is stress about broken belongings.All in all, it’s most likely the best option to hire a man with a van with a helper. Student accommo-dation is often in blocks of flats which means that you could be trying to get things up a few flights of stairs on your own. It’s good to have a few able-bodied people on the task. A man with a van is also going to be more than big enough to move your belongings; in the past, it has been possible to move a full two bedroom flat with just one van. It would be very full, but since student accommo-dation is often just one room in a shared flat, there won’t even be enough room to exceed the limits of one man with a van.In the rare case that you’re going to be moving to somewhere sizeable, have a look at quotes from local removal services and ask them what the best option would be. With their industry experience, their estimates are likely to be better than yours. If you are moving somewhere unfurnished and you want to take a bed, a desk, a sofa and other big things, a full moving lorry could be the answer for you. While it is expensive, it might save you money on buying all of the furniture on the other end. In the end, time needs to be invested into planning. Know the size of the room and the essen-tials you need to take. Put yourself in the hands of a capable moving company and nothing can go wrong.