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Moving house can be really stressful, there’s so many things to consider. If you’re thinking of selling you can get a conveyancing quote easily with a trusted law firm. There are so many things to do from sorting out the legal aspect of selling a home, to the actual selling, to moving, to cleaning and so much more. I’ve put together a few tips to try and help make moving home as stress free as possible.
Don’t be afraid to de-clutter.
Moving home is the absolute perfect time to get rid of old, unwanted or unused belongings. Think of it as a full fresh start. Here are a few ways you can declutter.
- Consider taking old clothes to a charity shop. Think of the season, is there anything you’re not really going to need for the next six months? Can you give it away or sell it on?
- When it comes to larger appliances that you might not need in the new home you could arrange to give some away to local hostels or charities. Otherwise there are second hand stores that will come and collect appliances from your home for you. Some will even detach and dismantle saving some work for you.
- You’ll want to go into the new home with everything clean and ready to use. Whilst you are decluttering the wardrobe consider washing everything and vacuum pack your seasonal wear so that it’s all ready for storage.
- Invest in a steam cleaner, then you’ve got a quick way to clean the whole house you’re leaving as well as the one you’re about to move into. It will save you money when it comes to buying all those cleaning products and they can do so much, it’s a worthy investment.
- Does anything need replacing or repairing before you move? Try and get that sorted as soon as possible so that it’s taken care of in a timely manner
When it comes to moving day, there are a few things you might want to consider to make it easier and stress free on the other side.
- Pack and load the upstairs first, room by room, in clearly marked boxes.
- Don’t unpack as you go, get everything in the room it needs to be in first, that way, if you have friends or family helping you, you can give each person a room to start unpacking. It’s great to have lots of help but if everyone has a clear job to do, you won’t all be gathered in one place getting in the way.
- If you’ve got young children ask a friend or family member to have them for a few hours whilst you sort out the unpacking. This can prevent any accidents and they’ll be having fun. It will give you one less thing to worry about.
- Again, with young children, consider getting things childproofed first, leaving any kitchen cupboard doors of course, or that will just get a little annoying. That way you won’t have to move heavy furniture to check plug sockets are covered.
There are a few things you can do to make moving a little more stress free especially if you’re waiting for a while or have things waiting in storage.
- If you have to put anything in storage, clearly marking each box and item. Make a list as you store things up and keep that with your household admin. That way you’ll remember and know exactly what you need to sort out from storage.
- Make a to do list on moving day and get into a habit of checking off things as you do them. It will help to see what you’ve already got done and will make those next few days in your new home more productive and stress free.
- With the empty new house make a shopping list of anything you need to buy with any measurements and try and get it all in one big shopping spree if you can. To have it all there and ready will make the move so much less stressful as you will already have everything you need.
I hope some of these tips have been helpful. Have you moved house recently or planning to move? What is your top tip?