Not everyone who moves wants to move into a different house. There are many reasons why someone might move but keep the house that’s always been their home. It’s possible that the community has changed from a family-oriented area to one infused with college students, that the traffic is now unbearable, or that the land the house is built on is no longer deemed to be safe. Sometimes, you have no choice but to move.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to change houses. You just have to uproot your home. So, if you’re up for the challenge, here’s everything you need to know about uprooting and moving your house.
Decide if extreme house moving is financially feasible
You love your house, just as everyone does but extreme house moving may not be financially feasible. So, the first step is to determine how much it’ll cost to move your home. The costs depend on a vast array of factors, such as the weight and size of the home, the distance needed to travel, and the cost of a new foundation. As such, it’s important to receive quotes based on the specifics of your situation to ensure you get an accurate estimate. If all is in the clear, it’s time to start uprooting.
There’s no need to pack up your belongings
Believe it or not, you don’t have to pack up your belongings when uprooting your house. Since the progress of extreme house moving is incredibly meticulous, you can leave the contents inside your home as is. Tennessee’s Toothman Structure Movers, Don Toothman Jr. recently told Angies List, “We’ve moved houses that still had the china in the cabinets.”
Consider packing your most prized possessions
With the aforementioned, that’s not to say that you should leave your belongings in the house. Some companies may require that all contents are secure prior to uprooting the home, so be sure to inquire with the extreme house moving company you opt for.
Additionally, if you have prized possessions that you don’t want to risk damaging, it’s highly recommended to pack them up. You’re going the extra mile (pardon the pun) to move your home as is, and you want to ensure the interior remains the same as well. So, decide on the items that are most important to you and that can’t be replaced. Pack them up in moving boxes and transport separately.
Ship items in your shed
You may be moving your house but you likely own various items that reside elsewhere. Things such as snow removal equipment, lawn equipment, vehicles, outdoor toys and gardening tools are all items that need to be moved in addition to the house. So, budget for the cost of custom crates and additional transportation to ensure nothing gets left behind.
Don’t forget about moving your garden
Another area of your home that has nothing to do with the structure of your home but that you may want to take with you is your garden. If you’ve spent a significant amount of time creating the landscape oasis of your dreams, it can be hard to leave it behind. Fortunately, you don’t have to. There are various ways you can move your garden to a new location. With the proper packing materials, transportation and custom crates, you can easily uproot your plant paradise. The only downside is that you do risk harming the plants if not done properly. So, be sure to inquire with your moving company about the recommendations of moving your garden.
Within weeks of arriving on your new property, it’ll look like you never even moved. Extreme house moving is certainly a challenge but one that saves you from having to say goodbye to your home and all the memories inside of it.