Top Tips On Managing A Move

Buying a new home is an exciting time, but even the most straightforward of moves comes with some challenges.

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Let's take a look at the art of managing a move effectively to ensure a smooth journey to your new home.

Packing Protocol

The number one rule of packing is to start early! Don’t wait for a moving date; as soon as you get the wheels in motion, it’s time to declutter and have a clearout. Be ruthless and, as the experts will tell you, only keep things that are useful or bring you joy!

You can start to pack up all your non-essential items long before you move. In terms of clothes, keep out a capsule wardrobe for work, alongside what you would need for a two-week holiday. The rest can be packed away.

If you’re against the clock, consider hiring a professional packing company that will streamline the process and guarantee that everything will arrive safely at your new home. They’ll ensure everything is properly protected during transit and even label and organise your items. They may also offer to unpack everything at the other end too.

Keep The Move Moving

Be on the ball when it comes to communication, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone if you suspect things are going to slowlu. Keep a log of any phone calls and maintain a checklist of pending documents and paperwork. This will help you keep up the momentum of the move and stay on top of what needs to be done.

If you’re moving to start a new job or you have children and need to be in a school catchment by a particular date, chances are you’ll feel the pressure of keeping to your timeline more than most.

If time is of the essence, it may be worth looking at a reputable house-buying company. These companies can give you a guaranteed cash offer in minutes and therefore prevent your house chain from falling through. They will also allow you to choose your completion date, meaning you can be all settled in your new home for the start of a new job or school term.

Do Your Research

It’s easy to get caught up in period features and the size of a property's garden but remember that the location is just as important as the house itself. If you have children, make sure that the property falls within catchment for your school of choice. If the school is highly subscribed, a single street could make all the difference so it’s time to get out the map and pins!

Chat with the neighbours or the people in the local shops and cafes to get a sense of the community. You could also drive around in the evening to ensure the area is safe.

If you have tweens or teens transport is going to be key. Ensure they have safe access to public transport and can easily get to and from their school or college.

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Despite what the cliches tell you, moving house doesn’t have to be stressful! With attention to detail, proactive measures and perhaps the assistance of professionals, moving house can be a manageable and even rewarding experience, marking the beginning of a new and exciting chapter.

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