If you are a first-time buyer, you will no doubt be very excited to get moved into your new home. You will certainly want to get to work on putting your own stamp on the property of your dreams. But before you can do this, you will first need to deal with moving houses.
Moving homes is up there alongside relationship breakups as being one of the most stressful things that you will need to deal with in your life. The idea of putting everything that own into boxes and moving it all before unpacking it all again is stressful enough. But moving homes is never quite as simple as all of that.
There is always a lot of paperwork involved, especially if you are buying your new home. Then, you might need to clean your old house out. You will need to change your address with companies, cancel utilities on your old house and open up new accounts for your next home. When you get into your new house, you might also need to decorate.
Moving home requires a lot of time and effort. Although the actual move may take just one day, there will be weeks of preparation beforehand, and potentially weeks of settling in after.
Here are some tips to lighten the stress…
Hiring A Removals Firm
Using a professional removalist is one of the best ways of reducing your stress. They will carry out much of the manual lifting and carrying for you. They will get the job done quickly. And most importantly, they are less likely to break anything because they have lots of experience in helping people move.
Packing Up Your Possessions
Start packing early. The earlier you can start, the less stressful it will be. Box up anything that you won’t be needing for a while first.
Make sure that you keep similar items together and think about where things will go in your new house. If you can label the boxes, it will make things much easier when it comes to sorting and unpacking everything after the move.
Don’t overload your boxes. If you have heavier items such as books, think about only half filling the box. The last thing that you would want is for the box to split, or for you to pull a muscle in your back while you are carrying it.
Wrap up delicate items using towels. Things will get knocked around, and dealing with damaged items can be stressful and upsetting. Remember to label delicate items.
Dealing With The Moving Admin
Getting in touch with companies such as your electricity supplier or the banks can be painstaking. You will probably find that dealing with all of the admin associated with moving will take a day or so. Start this early by making a full list of people you need to get in touch with. Then, start the process of letting people know. Don’t forget to change your details on important documents such as your driving license.