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Six Tips for Moving to Your New Farm

There is nothing more exciting than buying and moving onto a new piece of land. You get to take with you so many memories from a smaller plot and make some brand new ones, too. The thing is, you have a lot of organization in front of you for moving to a new farm. Not only will you have to move your animals, you have to move machinery, sort out your insurance company and make sure that you are covered in the new plot as much as you were in the old one. 

You will be choosing whether to look after animals or keep the outbuildings, contacting specialist machinery movers and moving your tractors and other equipment to the new farm, too. There are many things that you’ll need to plan when it comes to moving to a new farm, and when you don’t have everything organized properly you’re going to trip over yourself! So, it’s going to help to have some tips to move you on your way and we’ve got six of those tips for you below:

  1. You need to get to know the rules. Some farmlands have different rules to other ones, and if you are moving to a new plot you need to make sure that you know the rules when it comes to holding animals or erecting new buildings. You also have to ensure that you follow the rules so that you don’t have to worry about fines if you erect buildings you don’t have permission to erect. There are also some restrictions on farmlands over others, and you should ensure that you know the ins and outs of this before you buy and complete the sale. 
  2. Choose the right movers. You need specialist movers if you are moving from one farm to another. You have a lot of equipment and you will likely have animals to move, too. If you can choose the correct movers, you’ll be able to complete the move in one or two trips – or even just one! You have to pick specialty livestock and machinery movers because they will have the right insurance to get your move completed in no time at all. 
  3. Get your costs squared away. Before you can choose to sell one farm and buy another, you’ll need to think about the fact that you have a lot to pay out for while you go through the motions of it. Knowing your costs and the possible changes in costs and taxes will help you to make this transition a much smoother one. Contacting all of your utility companies before you get started is also very important so that you have an idea of what will change for you.
  4. Pack and move fragile things. Some people choose to move all of their things for their farmhouse and outhouses, too, and ideally, the packers and movers are going to help you with this! You can pay for this as an extra service but once you get the move going, it’ll help to ensure that the fragile things are first out of the way which leaves just the heavy lifting and the specialist items like animals and machinery. All of this will help you to be as efficient as possible with your move and it’ll make things move much more smoothly.
  5. Pack as early as possible. When you choose to move to a new farm, you have a LOT to organize and that means getting it done as early as you can. You could start the process by decluttering everything you don’t plan to take and move things into different piles: to move, to throw and to donate. Once you do this, it makes packing as a process much easier. The moment you know you’re moving, then you can get started with this piece of the process and it’ll make moving day a much more structured process.
  6. Invest in moving coverage. Believe it or not, many people don’t actually pay for additional insurance for a move but when you’re moving your house and your farm this is absolutely something you’re going to need to do so that you don’t lose anything. If something goes wrong, you can be covered up to an agreed amount and you can get the most from your move this way. 

These six tips should hopefully prepare you for your move in a big way and get you feeling like you are prepared for a move to a new farm once and for all!

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