Posted: 22 December 2013 by Higgins Homes
It is a universally understood fact that moving house is stressful at the best of times. There are however, ways to make this process an easier one, including choosing the right time to do it. In short, there is no simple answer as to when you should move everyone's circumstances are different. But a little common sense can go a long way into helping you decide on a date.
One of the main factors in any move is going to be children. If you already have them then moving whilst they are off school can be a lot better than disrupting their term time. This is especially true if they will be changing schools as a result of the move. Summer holidays are the longest stretch of time off they have and will allow for an adjustment period if you do it early on.
Weather is another thing to take into consideration when moving house. Winter is never going to be an ideal time to be shifting boxes and furniture and snow can cause all sorts of problems. Any other kind of seasonal move that involves things like bank holidays will prove difficult if traffic is heavy and parking scarce. Removal firms will most likely be closed on certain holidays too so ring round and plan ahead.
Of course no move is going to happen without all the financial ends being tied; more so if you are a homeowner caught up in the buying and selling process. In short, there is absolutely no point in booking yourself a moving day until you know for sure that all the contracts have been signed and the money transferred to the right places.
If you are planning a family then the best advice is to move beforehand so you can get yourself settled in your new home with everything ready for the arrival. Moving with any small children in tow can be somewhat difficult but a baby will need extra care and attention at all times.
Finding a removal firm that you trust will be a huge weight off your mind. Many of them offer packing services as well as the removal itself. It is worth seeking out recommendations from close friends and family to make sure you get the right company for the job.