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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How to help your child move out of home for the first time

   During the house moving process, it is perfectly natural to be very stressed. There is a lot which has to be sorted out before you’re given the keys to a new home from an Estate Agent or a private landlord. Even if you have moved many times before, it is still an exciting experience but also one which you’ll probably dread.
 
   If your children are about to move out of the family home for the very first time, they might not know what has to be done. After all, you probably didn’t know what to do when you did the same. However, the experience you’ve gained can be used to your child’s advantage because you know exactly what should be on a to-do list.

   Here’s how you can help your child when they’re moving home:
  • Research a removal company
You could search for a trustworthy removal company. If your child has never contacted a removal company before, they don’t know what to ask them. However, if you’ve hired a removal company, you know what specifically to question them about. For example, your child might not know how to negotiate a lower quote. By telling a removal company that only a van is required and not removal professionals, their quote can be less.
If removal professionals are required, you can reduce a quote further by offering to help. When only one removal professional is needed, this can lower a quote. By getting as many people involved as possible, such as friends and other family members, the cost of moving can be substantially less. This is because it will take a removal company less time to help their customers move.
  • Get cardboard boxes
Several boxes are typically required when moving home. Even if their personal possessions are sorted through where they throw out what isn’t needed anymore, they will still have many things to take to their new home. There are many places to get cardboard boxes from. Examples of such include supermarkets, off licences and a local tip. Although they can be bought from a shop, they won’t cost anything when they are acquired from these places.
  • Buy things for their new home
It is very expensive to move home. For a young person, the vast majority of their savings can be spent on paying a deposit and buying white goods. However, you could contribute by buying them things which are needed in their new place. If their flat doesn’t have a washing machine or a fridge, you could buy it for them. There is no need to purchase brand new white goods because there are many second hand shops around and charity shops that sell them. Smaller items could be bought, such as a shower curtain or new towels. By buying them what they have asked for, this will minimalize the cost of moving home.
If your child is given the keys for their new flat a day before a removal company is due to arrive, you could help out by taking some of their boxes there. If there is plenty of room in your car for the aforementioned items that you’ve bought for them, this won’t have to be put in a removal van. As fewer items have to be taken, the cost of hiring a van removal service will be much lower than previously thought, especially as they don’t have to put as many boxes into a vehicle because of your efforts. Therefore, not only have they saved money but also time as well.
 
 
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