From searching for the right property to the day you move in, moving to a new house can be stressful. In fact, it’s thought to be one of the most stressful things you will ever have to do. Here are some great ways to make it as fun and stress-free as possible.
The stress starts as soon as you decide to look for a new home. There are so many advertisers and agents with listings you need to look for. Why not perform an online search with Roost Real Estate to make things easier? You can set up an account, search by area and add different filters so your results only show those properties you might be genuinely interested in. You can then save the property and even book a viewing online.
Take a Notepad
When viewing a property, or speaking to your realtor, you’ll find you suddenly forget everything. So, write down any questions, or a list of what is important to you when it comes to finding a new home. Also, use it to make notes on properties to make it easier to compare later. Taking photos yourself is another great idea as the photos displayed online often don’t give a true reflection.
Start Packing Early
As soon as you’ve signed a contract and have a moving in date, start packing. Leave anything you need day to day until last but things you don’t use too often such as holiday clothes or Christmas decorations can be packed straight away.
Lists are the key to a successful move. Write packing lists so you know where everything is. Write a list of people you need to tell about your move and places you need to change your address. Write daily and weekly to-do lists and tick things off as you go. This will help you to stay organized and motivated.
Label, Label and Label
When you’ve got so much to pack, it’s incredibly important to label the boxes. Add some details such as what room it’s going in, what’s inside, who it belongs to etc. This will make finding things you need and unpacking much easier.
Take photographs of the back of your TV, computers and anything else with a lot of wires before you unplug everything. Then when you come to set them up in your new home there’s a photo on your phone to help you. Do the same with any furniture that might be difficult to put back together.
Keep Essentials Separate
Have a small separate bag, perhaps a backpack, just for the essentials for the first night. This could be things like pyjamas, keys, toothbrushes and any documents you need. If possible, take this to your new home with some essential supplies like a kettle, milk, coffee and biscuits, before moving day. But if not, just make sure it’s separate and easy to find.
Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to have a great, stress-free house move and a fantastic start to this exciting new chapter in your life.