Moving can seem like a really daunting prospect and it’s easy to get swamped under a huge list of tasks to get done by the important day. Everyone knows someone who’s moved before, whether it’s a friend, family member or even a next door neighbour. Asking someone for advice is always a good idea, but here are some facts that they might not tell you about moving.
1) Spend your money wisely
Moving house can often be more expensive than you might think! It’s easy to ignore all the little costs that add up - from buying a few home comforts to moving your furniture to your new location. Make a moving checklist and prioritise the essentials. For example, hiring a cheap removals service can do wonders in saving you both time and money. It’s really important to do your research and look for good value removal services in your area. You don’t want to be stuck on moving day with too much to move and nobody to move it. Forking out on things like new cushions or plates can probably wait.
2) Settling in doesn’t have to be a nightmare
Your friends might tell you that it’s really hard to settle into a new home. However, it doesn’t have to be a chore. Do your best to become a part of your new community. See what local events are being held in your area and talk to your neighbours. These will make you feel less lonely and make you feel like a part of something new and exciting.
3) Home is what you make it
If your heart is set on relocation, then making a new place ‘home’ will come naturally. Bring some of your old comforts with you. Moving furniture, ornaments and trinkets from your old home to your new one will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed in your new house.
4) Having a clear out will make things much easier!
Less is more. Before you move make sure you have a big clear out of things you don’t need any more, especially if you’re downsizing. This will not only make your new place feel spacious and clear but it will also do wonders for your mind and keep you focused on what’s important. Clearing out will also remind you of what you have and what you don’t have. You’ll be less likely to spend on things you don’t need for your new home.
5) Hiring a man and a van could be your saviour
Man and a van hire is often underestimated. These services are often much cheaper than your classic removal company fees. However, it is important to do your research. Again, the internet is a great place for looking at price comparison and checking reviews. Having someone turn up on removal day and help with the process will de-stress you completely!
6) Moving doesn’t mean goodbye
You might get the impression that moving means saying goodbye to a whole lot. It’s scary to think you might be waving away friends, family, your current home and location. However, you really don’t have to cut off all your ties. If they’re worth it, family and friends will last. It’s important to remember that making an effort is a must. As a leaving gift, you could invite your friends and family to your new home for a dinner party. This will make them feel appreciated and give you all something to look forward to. Visit them too and stay in contact over the phone. It might be easy to get whisked off your feet when moving somewhere new, but it’s important to keep your friends and family as close as possible.