If you’re thinking about moving, long term or short term, it is always a big decision to make. Always, there are people in the world who are unhappy in the place they had moved to wishing they could move out, or wishing that the moving process and their choosing was better, at least somewhere in the world. It’s also understandable when those people are in those decisions, especially if they were in a rush and desperate to move for good reasons.
What we should first address before you move are the conditions of the place you are looking at, and the possible consequences of any other variable included. These variables can include; how well you will end up getting along with a roommate if you end up living with one, the other tenants around you, potentially the health of the environment, and just as well potentially the material used for the house. To address this first is best to decide on a place which will take place before finding/scheduling moving methods to begin with.
Moving in with a roommate is a big deal, which is common to do for apartments and when being leased rooms by a home-owner albeit if the homeowner becomes the roommate; even becoming a home-owner yourself, often to help pay the bills easier. But having a roommate is a VERY big deal, take this into consideration. Around between 860,000 and 3,000,000 cases of domestic violence are reported each year and that isn’t to count un-reported alone. Many people don’t want to report through victim mindset. That’s domestic violence alone though, less violent disputes that will make your living experience far worse are likely far more common, and people are often generally slobs.
Most people that experience this, probably didn’t think the partner or friend…even stranger they decided to live with officially would turn into that. This becomes even worse when you take into consideration the laws that mandate you to sign an eviction notice if they have lived there for so long, which becomes a real head ache and pain, and can create violence and tension when the roommate inevitably finds out you signed one but still are living with you until they legally have to leave. So really think about the consequences of living with someone else, living with them is much different than seeing them in short periods of time. People show their true colors when you actually live with them. Be diligent.
The health of the environment whether it’s inside the house or outside the house are important as well. You should make sure the air quality where you’re planning on living is good, if the place is located near any pollution sites and how clean the general area is. But a much less obvious problem for some is formaldehyde, though you can easily detect it in air with a detector. The risks of formaldehyde are well known and it is a big concern, this can range from nose, throat, eye irritation, to cancer. Yes, workers in an environment with formaldehyde were shown to have more cases of nose/throat cancer, and formaldehyde used on mice also developed nose cancer. It is also seen to develop asthma. You should be looking out for composite wood products like hardwood plywood, Medium density fiberboard, particleboard, but also many other wood, which means it’s also best to contact the creators directly to help avoid this.
The reason why you get a lot of contact with a chemical used in the wood is because of off-gassing, nasal ingestion. These woods release formaldehyde in the form of gas and will do so from months to years. Since it is known to be very toxic, long-term effects are what you should be looking at. Being exposed to something which causes conditions short-term gives very plausible reason to believe it will cause said effects in high-dosage over long periods of time, though that does not always need to be the case, you are still liable to develop those health conditions even in small amounts.
The reason why you might not smell formaldehyde is because only so much formaldehyde is being off-gassed after a period of time, though you could likely still smell it putting your nose up to wood that has it. A major problem with this is that new and recent homes are better insulated and have less air movement. This implies the air is stagnant compared and means that there is likely a far higher formaldehyde buildup in the air leading to much higher concentrations. Getting houses before around 1990 should be more efficient at solving this problem, and you can add more air conditioning yourself to move air around. Another solution to this, of course, is to let the formaldehyde off-gas longer and to choose houses which are over around months to a year old.
You should also be investing in mold/pest detection yourself or through professionals. Remember, if the homeowner/apartment owner and so on attempted to sell you a house that they knowingly knew contained mold, and you can prove such, especially before you purchased it, contact a lawyer immediately and converse about compensation. Bedbugs and so on are never good to move in with.
Finally! You’re ready to move. You’ve got your things packed, you’ve found a good place, and you’re ready to move. Now how to do that. Fortunately, if you live near the place you’re moving, and even if it’s far, and you have a friend or family member that owns a truck, you’re good to go! Just make sure any fragile items are properly belted down, of course, and that nothing in general will fall out of your car and hit someone to avoid any potential legal issues.
If it’s far away though, you might be opting to hire a professional to help you move. And this is good and bad. Good because it can be really convenient, bad because it can also be immensely expensive and that there are a lot of companies out there that will essentially exploit you into giving them more money.
Take Husky Movers for example ambush their customers with surprise price contracts such as weight and stairs prices that weren’t mentioned initially, where the customer will only have seen the contract for a few seconds, and a person who tested this claimed, “I felt there was a gun to my head“. If you’re given these surprise contracts, you can potentially sue, and the good news is that there are people who have won these cases including damaged property lawsuits. It is especially good to film them moving the things indoors and out with house cameras to detect improper loading techniques, to create a stronger case. There are a lot of moving company scams out there, and it’s important that you make sure the company is legitimate and ethical. Read google, reddit, and other reviews and do anything you can to validate this.
Another important thing to do is going with a moving company, is that after they weigh your items, before you allow them to move your things have it weighed by another company. And if one company is attempting to give you a higher estimate of total item weight, you should again call a lawyer.