We all know a lot of the ‘do-s’ of moving – the things it’s vital to have on the checklist and work our way through. Most of us have moved quite a few times by early adulthood and feel we’ve got it down to a fine art. But sometimes, we’re much closer to a pitfall than we realise and one false move could undo all the hard work and usher our house-move into a state of peril and disaster. So it’s worth thinking about the things not to do during or even before a move. If you know some of these potential mistakes, you’re far less likely to make them. Your move can go ahead as planned without being derailed by disaster. It’s just not worth being rash or taking un-calculated risks when you’re doing something as important as moving into a new space for living, a space where you may be intending to stay for years and years, perhaps forever.
Summer isn’t just good for the long, balmy days spent lounging by the pool, strolling in the park or sitting outside at pavement cafés (with some allowances made, of course, for the increasingly unreliable British climate) – it’s also a good time to move, and there’s a number of advantages to uprooting yourself between June and September rather than, say, over Christmas or the dead of winter. True, all seasons bring with them their benefits and drawbacks and a case could be made for moving at any time of the year. But summer, arguably, makes the best bet. It’s not just the time of year for barbecues and open-air concerts – it’s the time of the year to make that move you’ve been thinking of, possibly for some time. Here are just some of the reasons why:
It’s that final hurdle that can almost send us over the edge. Just when the last box has been hauled off the lorry and into your new home, before the dust has had even a moment to settle, it dawns on you – you’ve got to unpack. What a crushing blow it can seem. But it needn’t feel like that. For starters, you don’t have to do it all at once and as quickly as possible. You can have a strategy and make it a more leisurely undertaking. Alternatively, you can use your moving company’s unpacking service, such as the one we offer at WH Cox & Son, and in an instant, all the pressure is off. But if you are doing it yourself, here are some pointers to make it bearable – enjoyable, even.