Any of us who have ever gone through a move at any point in our lives – whether just from one flat to another, or from one house to another, or even from one country to another, know that the number one issue behind moving is that it complicates our lives like nothing else during the time which it takes to get the whole process done and dusted. If you haven’t gone through a move yet, think about some of the issues which you end up having to face in order to get it to pull it off successfully: You need to spend all the time and energy that it takes in order to find a new home in the first place, as well as put down a successful offer for it. It has to be the right distance from your work, or from the school which your kids attend, or from your friends, family, and any services which you need to be in regular contact with. Then it needs to be the right size, have the right features, and look the right way in order to make it worth investing in. Sure, you could probably make do in an “alright” home, but if you’re going to be making the huge decision to buy a house (or even just to get involved in a long-term contract and rent one), you will naturally want to make sure that you get the best value for your money possible. That’s only step one, of course. If you’ve been renting a property up until that point, you need to worry about cleaning your old home to the highest standard you can manage, and then evacuating the place within the time that the landlord wants you out by, in order to have any chance of reclaiming your prized security deposit. Not to mention the fact that you’ll undoubtedly have to put up with endless inspections, visits, and showings of the house / flat during your last few weeks of living there. It only becomes more complicated if you’re actually selling a property, too. Instead of just having to worry about appeasing your cold hearted landlord and his evil plots against your deposit, you’re going to have to get involved with an estate agency and organize viewings of the property, until the point when you’ve finally convinced someone to take it off your hands at your set asking price. This mix of chaotic events is also added to by the fact that you’ll need to juggle work, school, and social obligations while getting all of these different stages in the process sorted, and soon enough the whole thing can seem like some kind of a superhuman effort, no matter how organized you might be. Then, as if everything wasn’t already being pushed to its limit, you have to throw into the mix the fact that you have a bunch of your most valued personal possessions to deal with – either by selling, giving away or destroying them, or – more likely – by finding the best way to move them across to your new home without giving yourself even more of a massive headache than you already had before. The bottom line is that professional companies exist in order to take some of that load of your mind, in exchange for a cost. You’re certainly more than welcome to try and shoulder this task all by yourself, by my recommendation to you is this:Hire a removals company. Let the people who make their living doing this job take care of it for you. It’ll be one less piece of the puzzle that you need to worry about, and it will help you to focus on the excitement of getting settled in your new home, instead of the stressful steps that lead up to that point.