Although most of our homemakers would prefer to do everything by themselves (just to make sure that everything is done right), the truth is that we rarely have the time anymore. Moving house or relocating an office would be done over a hasty weekend, followed by an equally hectic Monday where everything would and should be back to business. In such an environment it is advisable to leave the entire process to the professionals: finding a house, selling/renting your old one, packing up, moving and unpacking.
Finding the Right House
There are plenty of real-estate agents who will find you a house in your price range, in the area you specify to your liking. Yes, you will have to physically inspect the houses before buying them but you can skip the long drawn process of eliminating unlikely candidates from websites and newspaper adverts once you have a real-estate agent doing the job for you. They will narrow it down to the most likely houses and you can cover it all in a couple of weekends – a good way to save time and effort.
Selling Your Old House
Before you think about calling the relocation company, you have to put your house on the market. To minimize the flood of requests you get, hire the same (or a different) real-estate agency to process them for you. They have years of experience fielding serious and not-so-serious requests so they will only send the ones most likely to take the house off your hands. They will also know how to stage your house to make it more attractive to potential buyers and downplay any faults and flaws. Think about the money, time and effort you will save when you hand over this complicated process to someone else! All you have to do is pick the winner.
Packing Up and Moving On
Be careful when you hire removal companies because not all of them have the experience and expertise to handle all of your belongings. Yes, it may be cheaper to move by yourself, but it will take you far less time and effort to hand over this job too to the pros. Movers know how to pack up a house in a few hours; as long as you point out to them which ones need to go or stay and supervise them from a respectful distance, your day will be a lot easier and quicker. The key word here is efficiency. Good moving companies have years of practice relocating all kinds of houses and furnishings so they will take good care of your belongings.
Unpacking and Settling In
If you are super busy and don’t have the time to unpack there are people who will do that for you as well. They are not as common as movers; most movers will help you relocate but will leave the unpacking to you. A few offer the option to unpack but you will have to pay extra. Having given over everything else to services however, you might want to unpack on your own, if only to let you feel you are finally home.