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Moving into a new home is a daunting task, even for someone who has experienced the trauma of moving before. But to a first time mover, moving homes can be the ultimate nightmare, especially if you have no idea what to do!

This article hopes to enlighten all of you first time movers about the factors which need to be considered when planning a move, and how to make your move run as smoothly as possible, making this experience a good one.

Before you plan or begin anything, it is always wise to ask around. Chances are that someone in your circle of family, friends or acquaintances has had to go through the moving experience. Asking around and getting advice is an excellent starting points, since you will easily find out the do’s and don’ts of moving and may also get recommendations of removal companies, stores selling the cheapest packing equipment etc. This saves you a lot of time having to do your own independent research.

In the event where you find yourself in a situation where no one you know has had the experience of moving, it is time to hit the internet and books! Find articles such as this which aim to help you out and guide you in the right direction. After all, there is nothing that Google cannot find for you!

Planning is the key to a successful move. Make a schedule outlining key deadlines and dates. Also keep a schedule to inform yourself about the tasks you should be performing each day. This will help you keep on top of things, rather than letting things get on top of you.

If you are packing, make sure you use appropriate boxes and pack effectively. Do not over pack boxes since you risk the chance of boxes tearing. The key to packing is to ensure that you are only packing belongings that you wish to take with you. Anything unwanted should be sold, donated or recycled if possible.

Since this is your first time moving, it is highly advisable that you seek the help of professionals, namely removal companies. Not only do they know what they are doing, but they offer more than just transportation. Depending on your budget, you could potentially hire a service which packs, loads, delivers, unloads and installs all of your items, leaving you completely stress free.

When asking for removal quotes from removal companies, make sure that you get an accurate quote. Quotes are determined after taking many factors into consideration. The last thing you want is for your removal price to go up on the day because you missed out a crucial bit of information. Also, book a removal service in advance to make sure that they are free on the day that you require their services.

You may also wish to hire a removal company which offers insurance, since you may wish to keep certain prized possessions extra safe and insured. This will give you a greater peace of mind and reduce those almighty stress levels.

On the day of the move, do not be nervous or rush. Remain calm and collected. This way, things are less likely to go wrong, and your move will be more successful.

Experienced people are still left pulling their hair out during a removal, so for a first time mover, moving is going to be more horrendous than anything they have ever done before. But by following these simple hints and tips, even the worst experience can be transformed into one of the best!

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