Moving house is no easy undertaking. It takes a lot of planning, and it can end up being a very expensive process if you rush the different steps involved. But you can avoid the entire thing becoming a headache and a crippling expense if you prepare adequately. Let’s talk about some of the things you might want to consider if you want the whole process to go smoothly. These are the key steps to get right if you want to nail your next big house move.
Buying a new home.
Buying a new home is obviously the most important aspect of a house move. You can’t move without a new property to call home, after all. But you shouldn’t rush this aspect of the move, even if you’re incredibly excited about the prospect of moving. There are so many things to consider. Obviously, you want the property itself to be perfect and well within a reasonable distance from your office and the local school. However, you also have to think about the local neighbourhood. Is it suitable for you and your family? You should ideally live in an area with other families. Student areas in big towns or cities might be noisy, for instance, and areas full of young working professionals might not have many kids with whom your own children could play. You need to choose the right location for everyone in your family.
Selling your old home.
Selling your old home is another huge part of a house move. It’s the part which might seem the least interesting, but don’t rush to put your property on the market without carefully assessing it first. You could make so much more money from the sale of your old home if you renovated it a little first. Again, we’re not talking about spending a fortune or wasting a lot of time. The little details make a big difference. Do a bit of gardening in your front yard to give your property curb appeal and increase its market value. You might also want to move some of your belongings to storage to make your house more spacious. This will also make it easier for viewers to imagine themselves living in your property because it won’t be full of your possessions.
Once you’ve bought a new home and sold your old one, the main thing left to sort out is packing. This might seem like a straightforward aspect of the house move to get right, but you shouldn’t just start shoving all of your belongings into boxes. Start off by taking a look at the things you own. Do you really want to bring everything to your new home? This is an opportunity to declutter. Take this opportunity and get rid of the things you no longer want or need. This will not only give you the benefit of a nice and clean new home; it’ll also give you the benefit of getting a cheaper quote from a moving company when you hire one to help you transport your possessions to your new property. After all, they charge based on the number of belongings they have to move.