Moving house is a monumental task, and fortunately it is something that most people only have to do a few times in their life. It can be tempting to try to forget that your house move is imminent and distract yourself with other tasks, but organisation is key for a stress-free house move. If you arrange all your belongings meticulously when you pack, it will make the unpacking process much simpler - leaving you time to enjoy decorating your new home rather than sorting through unnecessary items. Here is a concise guide that will help you take the stress out of moving house.
Declutter Your Belongings
This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but purchasing a new house while selling yours simultaneously will drain your free time, meaning that many people rush the physical moving process. If you take the necessary time to declutter your house before you call moving professionals, you will save them from transporting goods that will simply be disposed of - while saving yourself money. If you aren’t sure what you will need in your new home, it is a good idea to consult the floor plans of your new house and to work out which furniture you will be keeping and what you will need to throw away or donate.
It is a good idea to declutter your belongings as far in advance as possible so that you can sell unwanted goods online. Alternatively, you can offer them to friends, neighbours, and family members. Either way, it is a shame to throw away functioning pieces of furniture and technology that you just can’t fit into your new home.
Speed Up The Process With a Loan
If you are waiting to exchange contracts, it may be worth investigating whether you should opt for a bridging loan to act as a short-term mortgage while you move house. A bridging loan will enable you to borrow a large sum of money for a limited period of time, enabling you to move to a new house with ease. Exchanging contracts and selling your home can become a long drawn out process, and the availability of a short-term loan could be the difference between purchasing your dream house and missing out on the opportunity. There are many different types of bridging loan, but they are characterised by their flexible properties and how easy they are to apply for.
Arrange Your Utilities Early
By arranging your utilities in advance of your move will save you spending precious days or even weeks waiting for internet connection or heating. If you don’t tell your existing provider that you are moving far enough in advance, you can incur fines, although they are not significant, when they are accumulated they can end up costing you a lot of money. It is also advisable to organise your bills with apps so that they are simpler to monitor and control - organising your bills through apps will also save you time.
Moving home doesn’t need to be stressful. As long as you approach the task proactively and organise the move it can be an enjoyable and exciting experience for your whole family.