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Moving home is a great experience but at the same time, it can be stressful – especially if you don’t feel prepared! When moving, the number one rule is to be as prepared as possible to make the move as seamless and stress-free as possible. Recruit your friends to help and organize as much external help in advance so you aren’t calling around at the last minute for a removal van.
So what are our tips of things to consider when moving home? From making sure the reputation of the area is right for you and considering any repairs that you will have to do when moving to your new home, below are our tips to help you.
The repairs on your new property
When buying your new property, make sure you take note of any repairs that you think will need to be carried out once you move in. The reason for this is you will want to budget for it, that way you can start to make the changes sooner rather than later. For one, you will need a locksmith to change the locks in case others have keys to your property. You may want to change the kitchen, update the living room or add a new bathroom. When looking for inspiration, use sites like Pinterest or Instagram as here you can see real-life examples of how other people have done their rooms. Your interiors are extremely important and can make or break the look of your new home.
The costs of moving are extremely important as you will need to factor this into your Google Spreadsheet of costs. Removal costs vary depending on the company you are going to use and the addons you would like to purchase. Make sure you ring around to get various quotes and consider any additional services that will make your life easier. For example, some removal companies will do the packing for you, instead of you having to do it yourself. They may also unpack as well as move your items to your new home.
Think about your kids and pets
Moving can be a big deal to your kids and pets. You may find their behavior changes and becomes more erratic than it normally is which is why it’s important you are patient with them. If you are relocating to a completely new destination, they will be moving away from their friends and have to start a completely new life which can be scary for them. If you are staying in the same location, change can still be a big deal. They may need to have time to adjust and settle into their new home.
We hope the above three tips help you when moving home. What tips do you have on things to consider when moving home? Which of the above three tips do you most agree with? Is there anything you would like to share that will benefit our readers? Let us know in the comment box below.