If anyone has ever gone through the process of moving home you understand that it can be a real hassle. Once you’ve found your dream property on barriefinehomes.com, the stress starts to creep up on you when you realise you’ve got to move all your belongings from one house to another. You have to pack up everything you own from furniture to beds, kitchen equipment, books, boxes and a bunch of other stuff you cannot remember purchasing in the first place!
You then have to find a way of transporting them to the new house, figuring out where things should go, unpacking the boxes and trying to make it as homely as possible, as quickly as possible.
So if there’s any help anyone can offer you to ease the whole stressful process, you’re biting their hands off to take it!
As you’re probably aware by now I recently moved home and thankfully had the help and support not only from my own family, but from my partner’s too. I cannot state just how helpful everyone has been because without them it would have taken twice as long and been significantly more stressful. My friend recently got a new property and she told me that it’s usually best to speak to an estate agent based in Putney when you’re looking to buy a house in that area. Finding the perfect house for us didn’t take that long, it’s just the moving part that was very stressful!!
Coincidentally I received an email from Fantastic Services around three weeks before the big move was due to take place asking if there was a service I would like providing for free, in exchange for including them in an honest review of their work.
Although I hadn’t heard of them initially I did some research and the reviews from existing customers were all 4 or 5 stars. I then went onto their website and discovered the diverse range of services that were actually on offer. You can hire cleaners, gardeners, tradesmen, builders, removals, even pest control, all from their website.
With so much going on with my own move about to take place I of course jumped at the opportunity to work with them. The only problem was choosing which service would be most appropriate because as you can imagine moving into a new home that had been vacant for over 6 months required some work to get it up to a decent standard.
Although our garden was (and still is!) in need of some much-needed maintenance, I thought the most appropriate job was to hire a cleaner so that we could really see the benefit. Due to timescales and ourselves being pretty damn keen to get started, we ended up cleaning the new house ourselves.
We were moving from a rented house and once everything had been removed, it was in need of an overall clean. Not only because our landlord had been so good to us over the past 18 months, but so that we could get our deposit back.
So we went with the Cleaning service provided through Fantastic Services. This was specifically two cleaners to come to our rented house and clean for three hours.
Although there was some initial confusion about what time they were coming due to a previous job overrunning, I could not fault their ability. They were courteous, friendly and, being completely honest, they did the most wonderful and thorough job within the timescales that we’d agreed.
They even went above and beyond this and cleaned the fridge-freezer for us, which I happened to mention to them on the day. The house was impeccable. I’d go on to say that it was cleaner now than before we’d even moved in 18 months ago!
Now that our new house is up and running I will certainly be using Fantastic Services again, either for regular cleaning or one-off jobs such jet washing, handymen or for the garden. I’d describe them as reliable, friendly and extremely hardworking.
Thank you for making my life on that particular day so much easier and less stressful!