It is always an exciting time, moving into a new house. Whether you’re moving into a flat amidst the hustle and bustle of London or a cottage in the Cotswolds, there is much to look forward to. Before you can settle into your new pad, though, you have to consider the logistics of moving in.
Many people consider the moving in process to be one fraught with stress, but this needn’t be the case. Here, we look at a number of ways in which you can make your move an enjoyable experience.
Consider whether you need a professional removal team
No matter how big your move, you are likely to require the help of a few willing individuals. Whether or not you will be requiring a professional team is another matter. Unless you are moving into a furnished home, you will probably require a van or trailer for the larger boxes that are too big for the average car boot.
The cost of hiring a van or trailer will be far less than that of hiring an entire team. Seriously consider how much work you have to do and the timeframe in which you expect to do it. If you can avoid bringing in the pros, you stand to save a considerable fee.
Most of us tend to be quite excited about moving in but it is important not to rush the packing. Well packed house moving boxes will be far easier to unpack when you reach the other end. If you are hoping for a swift move, putting the time in early on is likely to be beneficial.
It is also important to label your boxes carefully. If, when you reach your new home, you don’t know what is in each of your boxes, you will find it far more difficult to arrange them appropriately for easy unpacking.
While you are sure to be keen to move in, these early days can be an opportune moment to carry out work on your new home. You are likely to find painting the walls far easier while the house is completely empty, for example.
If this is the case, consider holding off on the move for a short time while you tie up any loose ends around the house. Jobs like these are things which we can easily be put off once you have moved in and nipping them in the bud early on can make life easier.
It can be tempting to delay unpacking: moving everything from one home to another is hard enough work, after all. However, it won’t be long before you tire of living out of wardrobe boxes. Putting the work in on your moving day will take the pressure off during your first week. This is time that you need to spend getting used to your new property and the local neighbourhood. The less time you need to spend with formalities, such as unpacking, the better.
When you’ve put the work in, it is time to relax. Moving can be hard work but it can remain an exciting and enjoyable process throughout, providing you follow the necessary steps. By making your move an enjoyable experience you can get on with enjoying your new home – and, after all, isn’t that what the whole process of moving home is meant to be about?