Now that you've taken ownership of your home, it's time to move in. Here's how to make the big move without the stress
Decide When You Will Move
• Keep in contact with the seller to make sure that the agreed upon date of occupation will be respected by both parties.
• If you use a removal company, make sure they are available to move you on that date.
Decide How You Will Move
Deciding how you will move will be influenced by:
• Cost - Weigh up the cost of using a removal company with the cost of doing it yourself
• Distance – if you're moving far away, it might be better to leave it to the pros
• Time - No one needs a long drawn out move.
• Timing - You must make sure, whatever you decide, that the timing is right concerning all other parties, i.e. the seller, the buyer of your current home and so on.
• Volume - The volume and size of your belongings play an important role in deciding whether you use a removal company or borrow a friend's bakkie.
How to choose a removal company
• Speak to friends and colleagues about their moving experiences and ask for recommendations
• Shop around.
• Make an inventory list before you start shopping around.
• Ask the following questions of the removal company:
- What makes your company stand out from the rest?
- How many trucks do you have?
- How big are your trucks?
- How many movers are appointed to each move?
- What measures are taken to protect my furniture and appliances from being damaged?
- Does your price include boxes and packaging?
- Does your price include insurance?
- If so, what does the insurance cover?