Many people from all over South Africa are moving to Cape Town each year. But not all of them stay forever. There are many reasons why people choose to move back inland such as missing their family and friends, not finding a lucrative job, or perhaps just not adjusting to their new environment. And while every “mistake” is a lesson learned, sometimes these lessons can be costly.
If you really want your move to Cape Town to be permanent, there are some things you can do to up your chances for a successful move.
Long distance moves are serious business and the best way to ensure your move to Cape Town runs smoothly is to plan in advance. At least three months prior to your move, get in touch with a few moving companies in your area. Let them survey your home to give you a quote. Try to avoid moving in peak times as this will not only increase the cost but leave you with less flexibility from your moving company.
With a long distance move, the cost of your move is based on the amount of space your belongings will take up in the truck. Sell the things you aren’t using or might not have space for in your new home to cut expenses. You’ll be surprised how freeing it is to unclutter.
During the packing process, make sure you label your boxes clearly to avoid chaos on the other side. Write down the room as well as a list of the items inside to make it easier for yourself and the movers. If the thought of packing everything yourself overwhelms you, ask your moving company to do it for you. This will eliminate some of the stress and lessen the risk of damage to your possessions.
While it is completely possible to successfully move to Cape Town by yourself, hiring a moving company will make the process so much easier. Do proper research before hiring a moving company as there are many unreliable one-man-bands that might do more harm than good. Using a trustworthy removal company will give you the peace of mind you need. A company rep will come to your home and do a survey of everything you need to relocate. This will enable them to give you an accurate estimate for your move.
When moving to Cape Town, you might not know many people, and you probably haven’t figured out where the good restaurants are. Take the time to explore and get familiar with your new town so you can experience everything it has to offer.
By following these five tips, you can ensure your long distance move to Cape Town will be a success. For a quote from a reliable removal company, get in touch with BusyBee Removals today.