Moving is a normal and expected part of life, with some people moving frequently or once or twice during adulthood. Despite the time-consuming and at times draining process involved in moving, a change like this is generally exciting, similar to changes like starting a new job.
Sometimes, depending on the items you need to move from your old place to your new one, it’s not necessary to contract the help of a moving company, and you can instead rely on a van from family or friends.
However, if you do have a more overwhelming amount of items or some especially large pieces of furniture such as sofas, beds or dressers, it may be helpful to have the assistance of a moving company for this transition.
Today in this article from ShMadrid we want to talk about moving companies in Madrid, whether you’re looking to move in or out of the city.
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Moving companies for your life in motion
When you make a move, you are essentially bringing your whole world with you, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start without getting exhausted right at the beginning.
For this reason, it’s important to have a good plan that takes into account the amount of time until the move and will help you not to leave everything until the last minute.
In the meantime, it is important to take advantage of this beginning period and get rid of useless junk and clutter that you don’t need anymore and is only taking up space (and perhaps preventing you from finally deep-cleaning your home). Start getting rid of these things gradually and leave only what you really use and want to keep for your new home.
Once you’ve done this, you can start to pack up the things you least need at the moment in labeled boxes so it’s easy to find everything once you’ve moved into your new place. Remember to label boxes that have fragile items in them, so that they’ll be handled carefully during your move.
Continue packing in the order of items you use the least frequently to the most frequently until you get to the moment where you pack up your daily use items, which should be left until the last few days before the move.
Remember to pack and transport a box of things you will need on the first day in your new home, including towels, bedding, pajamas, personal hygiene products, clothes for the next day and a few kitchen items for your first meals there.
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If, due to the volume of personal items, you need to contract a moving company for your transition, consider the budget you have and are willing to invest in this service.
When considering this, it is also important that you keep in mind whether the stairs or elevator in your new place are wide enough for your furniture and other large items.
If not, you should contact a crane service, which might require the street below to be cut off temporarily so the crane can operate correctly and safely. Obviously, this service will raise the price of your move, so consider whether your larger items are worth bringing if that is a possibility.
In any case, if you want to move to the Spanish capital, you can contact Mudanzas Segoviana, a service that operates from the neighbourhood of Malasaña, that offers vans and trucks with different capacities according to the volume and size of your load.
Alternatively, you can get in touch with Mobel Trans Mudanzas, located in the neighbourhood of Azca in Madrid, which offers furniture storage as well as individual and company services.
*Main photo by loop_oh via VisualHunt
Have you enlisted the services of these moving companies? Is there another company you would recommend?