Choosing the Best Time of Year to Move House in Dorset
Moving to a new house takes a lot of preparation work that needs some context to help people focus on how to begin the process. On average, it takes two or three months minimum to sell a house or apartment on the UK housing market, which is presently closed. That means you’ll have at least that long to research, plan, organise your relocation once the market opens again.
At Woods Removals, we’ll be with you every step of the way, which includes tips on planning your future relocation.
When’s the Best Time of Year to Relocate to or from Dorset?
In most cases, people sell their current house or flat before being able to submit an offer. It’s known as a chain of events which can involve at least two or three properties. Even from this brief example, it’s easy to see why you need to start doing some research and planning several months in advance of any relocation.
Now we can start to think about what season you would prefer to relocate in. For example, the summer months the most popular, especially for people with young families. You’ll probably have a good idea of what summer receives the most bookings. More hours of sunlight are handy when unpacking, the weather is usually better, and there’s vacation time to work with.
So, if you want to move during the summer months, you’ll need to start looking at properties now. The more time you give yourself, the easier it will be to find your perfect new home and to scout the area thoroughly. You should also contact the Woods Removals team for advice on the best day to book your removals service.
Spring and the beginning of autumn are also favourable times of the year for relocating. As you might expect, winter ranks as the worst, as you’ll have to work with shorter days and hazardous weather conditions. At Woods Removals, we have a fleet of vehicles, and we can accommodate relocations all year round. Nothing stops us from getting the job done, and we have all the right tools to undertake any relocation.
Choosing the Correct Removals Service –
At Woods Removals, we have two domestic removals services that cater to most relocations. We have a Small Moves service, which is our man and van package. Additionally, our Large Removals service covers a variety of sizes of the vehicle up from man and van. We’ll start everything by assessing your relocation’s needs to see what removal service suits it best.
For properties with three bedrooms or more, we will suggest our Large Removals service. But this is also valid for people in smaller homes if they have possessions that take up more space in the removal’s van. Our Large Removals service can get the entire load done in one journey. And our team will plan everything in detail to ensure we cause a minimal amount of interruption.
Our Small Moves service is a superior man and van package that’s ideal for smaller houses and apartments. The vans are better at parking on busy inner-city streets, and you won’t have any issues with blocking the road with a large vehicle. This service comes with two of our expert team members to do all the loading and unpacking.
Woods Removals has a fleet of vehicles at our disposal, making it possible to take on any removals job. Our team have the best equipment and tools, making it possible to manoeuvre any type of furniture. We often move things like large oak furniture from back backrooms with restricted access.
Using Self Storage During Your Relocation –
Before you start packing up any boxes, it’s worth thinking about the benefits of using self storage during a relocation. It’s easier to pack things when you remove items out of their home as you go. It creates more space and also means that your possessions are in a safe and secure environment. And that’s one of the main advantages of storage – the additional security measures in place.
It’s also an advantage to keep certain items separate when arranging your possessions in the removal’s van. This is an example of what this might look like. You could move all your fragile and valuable items to your storage unit and leave the larger furniture at home. Our team would then load the bulkier things first before driving to your storage unit. From there, we can strategically place the items that need additional protection away from anything that might cause an impact.
At Woods Removals, we’re very aware of health and safety measures we need to consider during the lockdown. We will do everything possible to reduce contact during storage move-ins, which also includes signing contracts via email. Our facilities are spotlessly clean, and we use cleaning products that kill coronavirus from surfaces. Additionally, we can make assessments via video call platforms to further reduce any risks.
Why Online Reviews Matter When Booking a Service –
One of the most important things to remember when organising any relocation is to use reliable removals and storage provider. It can sometimes be tempting to try and save money by using price comparison websites. However, this only accounts for pricing, not the quality of service delivery. And customer service is a vital part of a successful relocation.
The best way to find reliable companies for removals is to check their online reviews and if they have accreditation. At Woods Removals, we’re fully BAR accredited, and we post our reviews on our website. If you’re struggling to find a company’s reviews or testimonials, that’s not a good sign. Woods Removals is a five-star company, which is one of the reasons we have loyal customers and many new ones every month.
You must stay in contact with your removal’s provider throughout the moving process. That means being able to discuss your relocation when you’re still planning, all the way to the big day. A reliable removals company will be friendly and approachable at any time and should appoint a lead contact person.
The internet makes it simple to check out potential companies before you book their services. On rating platforms like Google Live, previous customers can rate each company out of five. There is also a comments section. The company then receives a combined average rating, and you can read what people say about the service they received.
The Benefits of Using a Moving Checklist –
You might have heard the term moving checklist before, but you’re unfamiliar with making or using one. Essentially, it’s the master document that will guide your relocation through every stage. It’s specific to your needs and should include a calendar to set deadlines. You’ll need to work backwards from the date of the move to calculate the number of weeks.
A moving checklist will contain every task you need to undertake to complete your relocation, so start by noting everything down. From there, you’ll split all the larger tasks into smaller action points. This makes things easier to do if you break them down. And aim to complete three of these more minor action points per week minimum. You can start today by contacting Woods Removals to book your relocation.
You’ll need to contact all your utility providers and relevant department at your local council to inform them of the date of departure from your current home. Your utility providers will ask you to take meter readings at the time of your call and just before you leave. Remember to take a photo to use in case of issues in the future. If you forget to take these steps, you might get a nasty surprise in the form of a council tax letter or unpaid utility bills.
You must do lots of research on the place you’re moving to. This should include everything, from healthcare, schools, local amenities, transport and entertainment. Additionally, your moving checklist can consist of the features you need the new property to have. This advice isn’t exhaustive and can include separate lists. The key thing to remember is that more planning equals a successful relocation.
Customer Service is the Key to a Successful Relocation in Dorset –
At Woods Removals, we move thousands of people in Dorset and the surrounding areas every year. As part of our drive to provide the best customer service possible, we offer the most affordable rates for removals and storage in Dorset. And we also accept jobs where we collect items from larger cities like London to relocate into Dorset.
From your first call to us, we’ll take you through our services to help you match them with your requirements. The Woods Removals team are happy to discuss your big move into Dorset. Even if you’re planning or getting quotes. Providing the best level of customer service is our number one goal, and we go above and beyond for our customers.
Woods Removals – Dorset’s Favourite Removal and Storage Provider –
If you’re planning a relocation this year or in the near future, please contact us today. We’ll walk you through our range of removals