Relocating to the Country with Johnson’s
Living in one of the UK’s big cities can be a rewarding experience. There’s usually plenty to do, places to go out for a drink and eat. There’s lots of entertainment and places to visit. We also tend to gravitate towards cities because of work and transport links. Sometimes city life might have outlived its original purpose, and it’s time to rethink your options and consider moving somewhere away from it all.
That’s why thousands of people have been relocating away from the cosmopolitan hubs. Many of Johnson’s Removal’s customers share similar reasons for making this choice, citing unsuitable garden areas and cramped living spaces. If you’re looking for a change of scenery that offers a better quality of life, then make sure you consider Dorset.
Your Dream Move to the Country –
If you’ve always dreamed of living in a more remote setting, then it’s time to start planning. The first thing to do is work out what sort of place you would ideally want to live. If you’ve got your heart set on living in a market town with a few good pubs and restaurants, then you should start listing places that fit your criteria. Your list needs to be about what you want, as well as what you can afford. You can call this your wish list.
Dorset is a great place to relocate to, especially for people who want to escape life in the city for somewhere quieter. We’ve got loads of beautiful market towns and quaint villages, as well as some larger towns and cities. Its transport links to London and other cities are great, and you can still be within a reasonable commute to the capital if you need to.
More importantly, you’ll wake up every day to breath-taking views and fresher air. There’s a need to climatise to your new surroundings as it’ll be a culture shock at first. But the benefits will soon outweigh any initial bumps in the road and feelings of unfamiliarity. That’s not to mention the added bonus of more value for money compared to most city-centre properties and cost of living expenses.
Top Tips for Your Big Move –
For people leaving London, the lure of country life is understandable. The fresh air, the green spaces and wildlife, the slower pace, and less traffic. It all adds up to a better quality of life. Now that you have a wish list, it’s time to get some facts together to set a budget. The more research you can do online, the better, and it’s also necessary to visit your favourite areas a few times. Check for things like school, transport links and costs, house prices, entertainment, and activities in the area.
Once you have a few places you like, contact some estate agents, and discuss your plans with them. They’ll be able to use your budget to send you regular emails with suitable properties. They’ll do a lot of this work for you, so it’s a good idea to contact them. One of the advantages is they’ll filter out any unsuitable properties and put together a block of viewings.
Do plenty of research on your new location if you’re already focusing on one or two areas for property scouting. Think of this in terms of transport links, healthcare, education, and nearby amenities. It’s worth scheduling an overnight visit if you have time because nothing beats first-hand experience. Moreover, you’ll need to see what the place is like at different times of the day and night.
Reduce Moving Load by Decluttering –
Tidying up or cleaning isn’t everyone’s favourite task, but it’s a vital part of the moving process. On top of this, reducing your overall volume of possessions by decluttering is essential. Your aim is to get rid of a decent chunk of your belongings before you start packing. These are things that hardly ever see the light of day and take up space in the garage or loft.
If you think about it logically, it’s pointless taking your problems with you to the new house. Clutter doesn’t add anything other than a headache and storage issues. To help ease you into the exercise, we have a system for deciding on their fate. Going room-by-room, ask yourself these questions for each item; Do you use it a lot? Then you can keep it/them. If you’re not sure, put it on the maybe pile. For any, you rarely or never use, you can sell, donate, repurpose, or recycle them.
Here’s a lesser-known benefit when it comes to the cost of your relocation. You might save money on your removals by reducing the overall volume. Additionally, you might benefit from using self storage as you pack. You can clear out full containers into a storage unit to give yourself more space. It makes the moving process more straightforward, and we can load your items from storage on the moving day.
Choosing the Right Removals Package –
This part of relocating might stump you a bit, especially for new movers with little or no prior experience. Don’t worry – we’ll be here to lead you through this stage. All you need to do is contact us, and we’ll begin our assessment. We provide a thorough evaluation of your situation during the first contact, or we can visit you for more complicated moves.
After we complete the assessment, we’ll send you a free, no-obligation quote. You’ll also have a removal package suggestion with an explanation. Every removals and storage booking undergoes the same thorough process to ensure we meet efficiency and cost-effectiveness targets. We’ll also give you pointers for the best day to move.
Johnson’s Removals works with a network of partner companies within the Master Removers Group. This makes it possible to relocate people from anywhere in the UK, Ireland, or Europe. We have access to storage warehouses throughout Britain, giving us the ability to perform our job over any distance.
Focus on Receiving the Best Customer Service –
For seasoned movers, finding a suitable removals company won’t be an issue. You tend to stick with the winners, which is why Johnson’s Removals gets so many repeat customers. However, if this is your first or second time, you might be a bit stuck for ideas. Is it possible to gauge how good a removal provider is before booking?
The answer is yes; with rating platforms like Google Reviews and Trustpilot, you get a unique window into a company’s performance and reputation. Look for their overall score out of five and read previous customer testimonials to see what service they received. You should always be a bit sceptical of companies that don’t promote their ratings.
Johnson’s Removals is a five-star company, and we’re proud to highlight this on our website. With us, aiming to better our customers’ expectation is how we operate. We apply this ethos from the first phone call or email all the way through to when we unpack the last moving box. We’re with you every step of the way and will gladly discuss your move at any time.
Johnson’s Removals – Dorset’s Favourite Movers –
Johnson’s is Dorset’s favourite movers and storers. We’ve earned that title through years of dedication to our trade and repeat customers who come back to us for their removals and storage needs. We’re a BAR approved professional company that employ a dedicated team of experts. And every job is assessed on its own merits and requirements.
We offer a range of removals and relocation services. This includes strict deadlines to ensure that we complete your move on time. Every aspect of your move is planned in detail to consider things like traffic issues. We know every area of Dorset, and we use this knowledge and our specialist removals skills and training to full effect.
There is no removal or storage job that’s too big or small for us to take on. Click here to request a free quotation or to arrange a call-back.