Things To Remember When Moving Home
Whenever you are moving home, it is easy to get swept up in the excitement of moving. This is especially true if you are finally moving into your dream home. It is important to take a step back and ensure you have carefully planned ahead and can tackle any and all of the problems the big move might throw your way.
With that in mind, here are four things that can make moving easier for you and your family!
1) Cut costs when possible
Moving is always expensive. From mortgages to new furniture, to moving van hire – you’re going to be spending much more money than usual. In fact, you might have to dip into your savings. As a result, you must find ways to cut down the costs when possible. Here are some purse-friendly spending options!
- DIY items and furniture when possible. This means that your home is as unique as your family!
- Buy second hand. There are plenty of hidden gems in your local thrift store.
- Browse local selling pages, such as Facebook marketplace for great deals on furniture and other things you may need.
- Find online guides on decorating on a budget
- Sell any of your pre-loved furniture you aren’t taking with you.
2) Make sure your new home is ready for you!
Whilst you are busy prepping for the move, you need to ensure your new home is ready for you and your family, too. If possible, ensure the home is freshly decorated before you move in – meaning you won’t be in the way of the builders/decorators.
Before you sign a contract, ensure the home meets your standards. Can you see any visible health and safety issues? You may wish to check for things such as:
- Unfinished building work
- Exposed wiring
- Broken/damaged utilities
- Signs of pests
Once identified, these issues are easy to resolve. For example, if you have a pest infestation, you can reach out to NaturesGate. They deal with all aspects of residential pest control, meaning you can ensure that the only guests within your home are those you invite!
3) Forward your mail
Often, when moving house, you are so focused on packing that you forget about other things you may be leaving behind. This includes your mail!
If you receive mail – from work or friends – be sure to inform them of your change of address. This also applies to any subscription-based services you have delivered to your door. For example, you don’t want the new owner to be receiving the goods you pay for!
4) Pack early – don’t delay.
Packing can be tiring. That is why most people leave it until the last minute. Yet, the earlier you get started, the earlier you will finish. Take the stress out of packing by starting NOW. Pack a room at a time, or start by packing items that you use infrequently. There are plenty of packing tips online that can help you ensure your furniture is safely stored and ready to go to your new home.