One of the most stressful times in life is home moving. There are many factors to consider, and it can cause sleepless nights while you prepare.
There is a great deal of work involved in managing the home moving process, from hunting down your new home to packing up all of your possessions and then finally moving.
There may be complications along the way, and you may need to make contingency plans for when things go wrong. However, with careful planning and a good use of your time, it is possible for home moving to be relatively stress-free.
3 Key Home Moving Tips
#1 House Hunting
The first stage of the process will be looking for a new home. If you already own quite a lot of furniture in your current house, you will need to consider whether this will all fit in your new home. You may wish to take the opportunity to replace some of your more worn items or get rid of anything that you don’t have the need for anymore.
Find out as much about the area that you are moving into as possible. What is the parking situation like locally, are there are any schools in the vicinity and are there local amenities such as shops close to hand?
If you own your current home and buying your new property, then you will be in a chain. You will need to get the help of an estate agent who will help manage the process of selling your old home, and buying a new one.
You may find that there is a gap between the date that you move out of your current house, and the date that you move into your new home. You will need to find somewhere you can stay in the time being. Ideally, this could be with friends or family. Failing that, you may need to hire a hotel room.
You can put all of your possessions into a self storage facility where they will be secure until you are ready to move them into your new home.
One of the biggest tasks when it comes to moving homes is packing up your current home. If you know anyone who works in a warehouse or a shop, ask them for empty boxes, as often these just get sent to recycling and can easily be reused to help you pack.
Work room-by-room and mark the room that they are from and the contents on the outside of the box. This will help you when you unpack in your new home as you can send all of your boxes to the right room without needing to open them.
Use newspaper and bubble wrap around delicate items, and ensure your boxes are taped up firmly with parcel tape. If a box needs to stand a certain way up, be sure and mark it on the box. Similarly, if something is fragile, you will need to note it on the outside.
So, happy moving and happy house warming.