Relocating can be a very tricky business. There is so much to be on top of and always not nearly enough time in which to do everything properly. Here are a few quick tips to help make for a perhaps much smoother transition to Birmingham:
Keep The Move Small
The Germans have a great saying: “twice moved is the same as once burned down”, and I think this is a very true sentiment. We need to realize that much of the time we need to let go of the desire to move things that just aren’t worth moving. Sell or just give away some of that bulkier and heavier stuff, and then instead of booking a whole lorry, you can go for a van hire Birmingham and life will get a whole lot easier. Also, getting rid of stuff makes one feel great, it really does! The thing is people are not familiar with van hires and how to go about doing it. For instance, do you now which van would be suitable for your move? Maybe you need a luton van with a tail lift for heavy objects or a small van if you only have boxes that can be hand loaded. That’s why you need to do you research.
Consider A Furnished Or Serviced Space
At least to start, it’s often a good idea to get into one of a few serviced apartments available while you are still getting to know your way around town. You can live somewhere nice and central in the meantime, and the extra cost is almost always more than justified by being able to get into a neighborhood and space that works for you instead of just jumping into a place that may not be the best fit for you. You can leave some stuff in a low-cost self storage space in the meantime if you so desire. And the total lack of hassle of a serviced apartment will give you the extra free time you will surely need to calmly hunt for your more permanent living space. Of course, if you are going to be in Birmingham for a shorter stay, than a serviced apartment may meet your short-term needs just perfectly, and save you the hassle and expense of actually having to do a full-blown move.
Research Your Commute Beforehand
This means to look carefully at routes you may take, which modes of transport will work for you, and everything else related to such. Don’t be afraid to pay more in rent if it means you can walk back and forth to work; the health benefits and stress reduction can be tremendous from such a decision, and with the money you save it can easily work out to a lot cheaper than you may think at first! In general, the less time you spend on public transport or locked up in a car, the happier you will be. Of course, this can depend somewhat on the season and climate, and your own preferences and tolerances for these things. But in general, the closer you live to your work, the better quality your life will be.
Now, after having done all of the above, you are totally ready for the move to Birmingham. We wish you all the success in the moving process and hopefully these tips will contribute to having a very positive experience all around.