Moving house is a very exciting and very stressful time in your life. You may be moving because you are about to start a new job. Or you may want to be closer to your family. Whatever the reason, it’s rarely a one-woman job. There are so many tasks to complete and so much heavy lifting. If you can’t find some friends or family to help you, you may want to consider hiring some help.
The first part of any house move is deciding which town you want to be in and then searching for the right property for you. You’ll need to view it and then start the long process of applying for it. If you are looking to buy, then getting through the mortgage application takes even longer! Most of us are swayed by the lifestyle the current occupants are offering. Don’t be! Once all their belongings are out, you will be left with a blank slate.
When you finally collect the keys to your new home you then have the enormous task of packing up your old one. You’ll need access to plenty of sturdy boxes that can take your personal possessions. You may need heavy-duty crates for your crockery and glassware. Finally, you’re going to need some help from your local movers to carry the large items of furniture.
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When you’re picking a moving company, choose a firm you can reach locally. You want a company that will wrap up your furniture and belongings to keep the safe and clean. Many supply packing materials to you in advance so you can get everything ready to be removed from the house. A good company will make sure everything is placed in the new house in the right places.
If you use a storage facility for a few days, it gives you a chance to get the old house and the new house thoroughly cleaned and ready for occupation. You may have a chance to do any decorating you want to do. Paint dries pretty quickly these days so why not consider putting your own stamp on things before you place your furniture?
Many of us choose a home for its style, even though that style often walks out the door with the previous occupants. To recapture it, take photos when you view it. You can then find the decor you like and reinstall it. Function and location are also important considerations when you’re choosing a new home. Once you have signed on the dotted line, there is no going back. Of course, if it’s yours, you can always remodel.
Once you have all your furniture in, it’s time to unpack. This is the part of the process that usually takes the longest. By this point, we’re tired, and we’ve probably had to start work again. Things can often stay in boxes for weeks! But it doesn’t matter. You’re in your new home, and that’s what counts. Now you can start to enjoy the new views from the window and the new sounds from the street. Enjoy your new home!