Unique Challenges for The National House Move
Soon to be starting an exciting new life half way across the country? Whilst a national re-location can present nerves and anticipation in equal measure, such a move is not to be underestimated. Make no mistake – you’re going to need a cast iron constitution for stress as well as meticulous planning skills. Here are some of the challenges that you may want to prepare yourself for.
1. You may need to face heightened living-costs
Moving from North to South or from village to city? Then you may need to factor in increased costs when it comes to your grocery shop or petrol (take a read of this guide that provides insight into the very real price differences between regions).
2. Your move is going to involve a long drive
As if moving wasn’t stressful enough, you’re also going to face a long drive to boot. For national home movers, we usually recommend splitting the journey over a few days, with the last leg being the shortest (leaving plenty of energy for unpacking once you reach the final destination).
3. You may be baffled by the local lingo
We may only be an island, but the UK is full of a richly diverse range of accents and dialects – along with which come words unique to each locality. If you’re making the move to Yorkshire, here are some of the words you may want to get to grips with:
- ‘ack – roof
- b’aht – without
- causey – pavement
- kaylied – drunk
- reight – very
- spice – sweets
- wa’ – worse
4. You’re going to have to get used to a whole new area
Shops, dentists, doctors, cinemas, schools, transport – the list of places you’re going to have to find on your arrival can be wildly underestimated (thank goodness for Google maps!).
5. You’re going to realise just how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years
Take a look around you – in the room you’re sitting in, try to imagine all of your flat-pack furniture, deconstructed; your items, packed into boxes and your other furnishings all tidily stacked away. This should give you a slight idea as to just how many items you’re going to have to haul cross-country. Whilst it makes sense and removes stress to use a removals firm for any type of move, when re-locating cross-country, it really becomes a non-negotiable (and their premium packaging service, even more so).
Moving across the UK is no feat to be underestimated – a task worthy of military precision-like organisation. Should you need a home removals team to look after your move for you (with comprehensive insurance, a stellar track record and years of experience for national house moves), you may want to grab your two-minute online quote now; alternatively you can phone our team on 07931 849 112 or 01904 375 995, or email us via [email protected].