A New Year’s Resolution for a New Home15th January 2018
Time has a relentless way of moving on, and there’s no time like the beginning of another new year to make us all too aware of this! If, unlike the years, your moving process has not been progressing as quickly, consider our ideas below to help you make that resolution for a new home into a reality.
Before the move
One of the things you can start doing immediately is get rid of clutter and items you don’t really use. Taking advantage of storage facilities can make your home look more presentable, great for when it’s ready to be photographed by the estate agent.
Not only this, but having a clear space can prepare us mentally for better concentration, less procrastination and a more open environment in which to plan our move.
As a bonus, selling items you no longer use can provide some great extra income for those all-important wallpaper choices in your new place!
Take the time to look into estate agents in your area; ask for recommendations from friends and family, research your choices and shortlist two or three to value your property.
The move itself
Getting a professional removals company in to handle what is possibly the most intense and stressful day of the whole process can alleviate many worries. Hiring a van and getting friends to help with the move might seem like it saves you money, but having someone drop grandma’s favourite china set or damaging other precious (and possibly expensive!) items is perhaps not the best way to start the new year.
Don’t forget to package items properly if you do it yourself, and remember to label boxes. This will ensure a smooth unpacking process and easier transition into making your new property feeling like home.
After the move
When you’ve finally moved into your new house, the new year can really feel like a fresh start. However, being surrounded with so many boxes, your new property might feel more like a warehouse than a home.
Set aside a weekend to unpack so that it all gets done in one go, ensuring you can concentrate on more desirable activities, such as getting to know your neighbours or exploring local pubs and restaurants.
Sorting out day-to-day essentials such as utilities, mail redirection and figuring out how to operate new water valves and fuse boxes means you’ll be prepared for any eventuality, not to mention you’ll be able to put up all the congratulatory new home cards you’ll be receiving.
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