Moving into a new home is a huge step in anyone’s life. It is a time in your life that is likely to be incredibly stressful. Countless surveys and statistics rank moving house as one of the most stressful experience you can face. So it makes sense to prepare for this big step. Follow this step-by-step guide to moving in, and it should be a whole lot easier. Check each one off as you go to make the moving in process pain-free!
Making an Offer
You’ve chosen the perfect house in the perfect location, now you need to make sure your finances are in order to seal the deal. Before you commit to any property make sure you have the capital to back yourself up. If you’re paying for the property from your saving work out how much of the mortgage you can pay off. Mortgage calculators can help you to know what you can afford. Similarly, a loan calculator will help you to work out how much you should borrow. Only put an offer in when you know you have been granted a loan, or know how much you can afford to offer.
Hire a Moving Company
This is an often overlooked step which will make all the difference. Start shopping around for movers well before your move-in date. This will help you to compare prices and give you time to weigh up the options. You can either hire a just a van, or moving in helpers too. If you have a lot of heavy furniture it’s best to get help. If you just hire a van you’ll be loading it and moving it all yourselves. Make sure you ask questions about insurance before you move. You want to know what happens if anything gets broken in transit.
You should start packing as early as possible. Most people don’t believe they can, but you’ll often be surprised by the amount of non-essentials you’ll have. The more time and care you take on packing, the easier it’ll be on the other end. Label all your boxes and pack in accordance to each room. That way when you’re unpacking you can go room-by-room.
Scope Out the Local Area
This is important for helping you to feel settled once you move in.Go to your local area and register at the doctors, dentists, and library. This will help you to transition to your new home. If you have any children let them see this new area and make some happy memories here. Get everyone excited for the move, rather than daunted by it.
The Night Before
The evening before you move check over the van if it’s been packed. Have a last look around your house for anything you may have left behind. Pack up any last minute bits and pieces. Just leave your bed linen, a towel, and breakfast making utensils out. These can all be packed last-minute in the morning. Go to bed early and try to get a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow’s the big day!